Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: anxiety attack and panic attacks

Posted by fuegos8 on April 03 2012 05:03 PM

I have had panic attacks. I hate standardized tests of any sort and I'm lucky, do about average or slightly above. Even when I study. It's frustrating and it makes me feel dumb, though I don't put a lot of stock in the tests. But everyone seems to believe in the importance of them. I studied like hell for the Praxis (for teachers) and did OK on the Math practice exercises, but when the actual test date rolled around and I was sitting there trying to do the actual problems, my brain froze. I felt like I was being plunged into icy water and couldn't breathe. Fortunately, I passed the test, but my Math scores, needless to say, were lackluster.
When I cashiered, I would often get panic attacks if I had to count out change mentally. I'm not so great at card games either.
Poor Math skills may correlate with poor organization, but I know plenty of people who are lousy at Math and who are still good organizers. I believe that some of us who are not well organized (present company included) have overactive brains, and that our thoughts fire at random, because there are just so many of them!