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I have anxiety but for some reason I sometimes have anxiety attacks in my chemistry class I think it's because of the setup but it's really embarrassing when I have these attacks it feels like I'm on a roller coaster but without any signs that it's gonna drop so yeah all that adrenaline hits me and I sit in front of the class so everyone see's me have these attacks any tips on how to stay calm?

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    The best thing that I have done is slow breaths 5 seconds inhale, pause, 7 second exhale. And focus on the breathing. Try to block everything else out. That sometimes helps me. I hope it works for you.

    B

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    Breathing exercises can definitely help. Can you maybe sit somewhere else, like in the back of the room, closer to the door? When I'm in lectures I like to sit near the door...that way I can step out if I need to. I feel less trapped. Feel better...

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      It's pretty much never a good idea to self-diagnose. Because you can't receive treatment until you're diagnosed by a qualified professional. But if I had to guess, it sounds like you have socail anxiety, or "generalized anxiety disorder" or GAD. Best to talk to your GP about this, get in some therapy or psychiatry, and get help so you'll feel better. smile Peace to you! 

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    Deep breaths before class, learn how to calm ur breathing down during class and really think are there any triggers such as your tutor, people in class who make u anxious or even where u are sitting, lighting, etc.

    Hope this helps

    Phil

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      Yeah its where I sit most definitely the classroom setup is what gets the adrenaline going I've never been this way it depressing in all of my classes I sit in the back but this one he keeps sending me to the front so that's why I've been avoiding his class for some days it's usually my thoughts that end up getting in control and its really hard to stop them my first panic attack is what started it all my freshman year I get these sensations as if my falling and I have to hold onto something when I'm in high anxiety places and I get out of body experiences also any ideas or tips please?

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      PS: what is this type of anxiety called I haven't been clinically diagnosed yet and all of these anxiety disorders sound the same and its hard to pick the one that seems to fit

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      Cud u have a word with this tutor so that u can remain at the back. That way ur still learning and u'll perform better in tests. It's a win win situation. If he doesn't then he's an a*****e.

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