Thanks for the replies!
All very good ideas that I will try! Imagine something else. I can do that! I keeps coins in my pocket, never thought of that though! Thats a good idea! I will try that! Thanks!
I was reading this thing for teachers who have students with a/p and it had things to do that may help. Such as give them a special pass in case they need to leave. Or a pass so they can get up and leave when needed. Honestly, I hate to ask to leave and if I have an attack I am not able to say anything. It's like I am not even there. I am on the inside but I dont say anything so I cant ask to leave until its over. Today asked to go to the restroom, but I walked around the hall. Just to 'get away' from the classroom.
It had things like establish a 'safe place'. Somewhere the student can go if they have an attack. Like a quiet place to just ride it out. For example, the counselor's office, nurse, or another teacher room. Some of our teachers have offices. I am a really good student so I am tight with all the teachers so if they knew, they wouldn't mind me staying in there office if I needed to.
It was mostly about giving the student a pass and having a safe place and being understanding.
For me, I think whats most important if I have an attack, and I let the teacher know, I cant be questioned about it, it makes it worse because I get more worried having to explain. So, the teacher just needs to understand to let me be, I can talk about it after, but not during. I need a quiet place to get away and just ride it out, then I will be ok. I think that would help.
Ok, I have wanted to talk to each of my teachers about it because I want them to know, but is it wrong to tell them if I haven't actually been diagnosed with an a/p disorder?
Its complicated, I tried explaining to my parents but they dont understand. And they dont know I have a/p attacks. And I haven't been to the doctor specifically for a/p. So, if I were to tell my teachers, what if they wanted to talk with my parents?
I want to do it for my own safety and well-being. My parents dont understand it. I mean, I actually asked for a pdoc for my 16th birthday. I was serious enough. They just dont want to accept it. But, I know its real and I experience it so I believe I should tell the teachers.
Also, I talked to my school counselor, so she knows. I don't always tell her when I have them, but I wrote her a letter and I put in it that I had had them so she knows. I talk to her like once a week. So, I guess if its ok for me to talk to her, it should be ok to tell my teachers. I think.
I really just have doubts. I am overthinking this! My friend told me if she knows I am having one she is going to tell the teacher, so I think it would be better for the teacher to know ahead of time so that we can set up a plan. I am close with all my teachers so I would have no problem with them. I think its because I never talk and always do my work, but hey, they like me so!
Ok, thanks so much for the help. Sorry this is so long. This is me thinking and writing it all down! I believe thats called venting!
Anyways, thanks so much!!!