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

Posted by amyford on April 13 2012 04:55 PM

I have always had problems with learning math my whole life. In earlier school years I would always get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I never got good grades in math and when I took my report card home my grandma would make me write my times tables over and over hoping that would help, but it only made me hate math even more. After high school I didn't continue my education, but 2 and half years ago I started community college. My first semester I had to take math 86 (basic math) and it was a horrible experence. I was having trouble right off the bat, so my boyfriend sat with me everyday to do homework. Everyday while doing homework I would cry and have a massive headache. When I would go to class I would shut down and feel like I was about to freak out. After that class I waited awhile to take another math class and now I only take online classes and I never ask my boyfriend for help anymore. I just feel so ashamed for not being able to learn math. I did not know about dyscalculia until I saw a small report on the news about it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get tested for it?