Hello, I'm 16 and have suffered from anxiety for most of my life - the last year has been the worst. I don't attend class at school and I do work elsewhere, but since I am not in class I am behind in my work. Exam season is coming and I am so stressed about it. I feel like I'm fucking up my life, my teachers are talking to me about leaving school and getting a job because school clearly isn't working but I don't want to leave.
Everything is too much for me to handle, I have so much work to catch up on and still so much to learn in such a little time and I can't even see my teachers due to my anxiety, I get far too worked up. I never see my friends or boyfriend or family, I don't know how long I can cope with this. I was prescribed sertraline 25mg last month and after a week moved up to 50mg - I don't see it helping much. I also have links with a counselling agency but they have only had 4 meetings with me over the last 3 or 4 months and my next one isn't until the middle of February so they aren't much use.
I felt I was doing okay and I was stable before the Christmas holidays began - after being off school for 2 weeks for the holiday I got so out of routine and I'm back to square one, but I have no time to be at square one because exams and school.
If anyone feels the same or can relate or has any advice or support I'd really appreciate it x