Hi KP and welcome.
I am sorry that you are feeling this way.:( That does sound very difficult to deal with.
I assume that you have regular check-ups with your doctor, as to rule out any physical reason(s) for the way you are feeling?
If so, then you can probably safely assume that this is anxiety...and start to focus on treating it that way.
Many people with chronic illnesses do also struggle with anxiety issues, so know that you are not alone. We have several members who cross over between this and the other health forums here.
I also find it interesting that you made mention of the flourescent lighting in your classroom. How did you make that connection? I have read and experienced myself that this type of lighting can make anxiety worse.
Have you talked with your parents, doctor, school nurse/counselor or other trusted adult with your experiences and feelings?
If not, I would urge you to do so right away. There is treatment and help to feel better.:) Therapy, as well as medication are two options that many people find help them with their anxiety issues.
I would also invite you to check out our Resources
here on the main page (1st post) In it you will find all sorts of great self-help ideas for getting started on stress management. The breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and meditation are a good place to start.
Keep talking with us as well. We understand and are here to listen anytime. Support is key!
Talk to you soon.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 12/9/2013 2:12:16 PM (GMT-7)