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aloofdeer
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17 Aug 2017, 6:28 pm

Had a terrible day at college today. I broke down and started crying and rocking in public because I was so overwhelmed by all the people and it felt like everyone was staring at me. I was too anxious to go to my next class because I was still crying and shaking so I went to my car and vomited in it :( I went home and had a bad meltdown where I broke my bedroom door. I never wanna go back to school again. My anxiety is too much.



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17 Aug 2017, 7:12 pm

Oh what a sin! You probably just have to get used to it. You would not be the first person in history to be overwhelmed by college. Hope you can find a way. Good luck.



aloofdeer
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17 Aug 2017, 7:58 pm

Sarahsmith wrote:
Oh what a sin! You probably just have to get used to it. You would not be the first person in history to be overwhelmed by college. Hope you can find a way. Good luck.


Thank you for wishing me luck, Sarahsmith. What did you mean by "Oh what a sin!" though? That left me confused.



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17 Aug 2017, 10:03 pm

I dont know just think its a sin you were having such a terrible time.



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18 Aug 2017, 5:45 pm

Beta blockers really help. They've helped me.


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18 Aug 2017, 9:37 pm

in some cases, dropping out or taking a leave of absence could be the best thing.

in some cases it is better to keep going to school.

consider if the way you responded was the way you usually respond to new situations.

if so, then you will get over it.

if not, change something

go to an easier school, change majors, take fewer units.

find out exactly why you responded that way.

go to a psychiatrist. get meds.

was it a school too far away from home?

did you have early morning classes?

but be careful about discussing dropping out with school counselors.

they practice "brand loyalty" and it is their job to tell you not to drop out. it is not their job to figure out what is best for you specifically.