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Mar 17, 2015 1:42 AM

I don't know what to do anymore. I'm behind in all of my classes, I've already dropped one class, and I still have four essays due. One of those essays is over a week late and I haven't even started it yet. Every time I try to I'm either unable to hold a pen/type, my brain fog is terrible and I have no idea what I'm doing, I can't see because my vision is like an out of focus camera all the time, or when I can do it I freak out and over think the whole thing and get mad at myself for being a burden and annoying my professors with late work.

I haven't done homework for a good month or so. I just show up to class and then leave. At this point I just want to drop out all together. But I'm scared about what that will do to my financial aid and whether or not I will be able to go back to school or not.

I want to stay in school but at this point I have no idea what is causing my pain, I'm very depressed and I turn to watching tv shows and reading books to distract myself from school, pain, and my family who isn't as supportive as I'd like them to be. Mid terms are this week and I know two of my classes will show up as F's. I just want to give up, but when I think about dropping to focus on my health I feel guilty like I should be able to do this.

I can tell my mom is hinting that I should just drop out of school and do something else. But I don't want to go to a tech school and I wouldn't be able to hold a job at this point. I'm 18, I should be able to do these things without all this trouble. When I think of asking for help I feel like a burden or that I'm annoying people. I have no friends on campus, my one friend lives in another state and my family isn't very supportive. I feel really alone and lost. I just want to go to bed and sleep all day tomorrow instead of dragging myself out of bed to go to classes.

Mar 17, 2015 6:56 AM

Have you seen a doctor? At least campus health services?

Mar 17, 2015 7:18 AM

You need to go to the campus health services. Then you need to see a personal doctor to find out what's wrong. Go to the emergency room if you have to.

As for dropping out, once grades post you either stay with it and try to pull them up to C's, or they'll (F's) go against you getting finanancial aid. Why not go drop the classes you know you're failing and reduce the load you're under? But if you're going to drop all then do so before getting WF(withdrawal fail) on your record. That can hurt you for a long time. Talk to counseling services at the school and let them help guide you.

Mar 17, 2015 7:52 AM

^^^ yes to all of that. Drop before it effects your GPA.

Mar 17, 2015 8:13 AM

I agree with everyone else,I am so sorry that you are having to deal with all of this at your age. I would go to each of my professors and explanation your circumstances and that you don't want to drop out but ask them for their advice,also go talk to your counselor and just be frank with them and ask what they think that would be if it you the best. Will keep you in thoughts and prayers. Good luck

Mar 17, 2015 9:34 AM

Thanks for the advice. I have talked with my professors and a counselor. I don't even know if my campus has a health services.. I go to a small community college. I dropped one class already that I knew I would never catch up in. And the professor for the class I dropped is also my English professor which is the next class I'm falling quickly behind in. But I think that professor doesn't like me. She knows about my situation and has given me time but I haven't used the time she gave me to catch up because of my health. I don't want to keep asking for more time because I know it's an inconvienience for her.

Mar 20, 2015 10:40 AM

Dear College Student,
I am sorry you are having a hard time. Thanks for reaching out to the community.
Do you have health insurance? With your college or from your parents?
perhaps do you need glasses?
That can cause headaches. Also if you live in a place that has mold, that can affect your vision, energy level, concentration level and give you migraines.
With issues with pain, it is like figuring out what is wrong by going to different doctors. When you have medical problems, I believe you can safely be released from your classes without it affecting your record.
Go to your primary care doctor to get a referral to the specialist after he/ she gives you a check up.
All colleges have support people in place. Be brave, be courageous and ask who do I need to speak to because I am having physical/ medical issues that are making it impossible for me to complete my work and I am in fear of failing my courses?
Sometimes the people that are closest to us like are Moms can't be objective in helping us.
God is there for all of us,

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