i am a junior in highschool and some bad symptoms started last year (bad pains, gas, D,C). In my sophmore year i missed 12 days in the first semester and then flared up in the second semester and missed 30 days!! this messed up my grades terribly. In my school you can only miss 12 days a semester or you have to appeal to get your class credits back. This year i was trying to make it to school as much as possible and ignore my symptoms and i only missed 12 days. But now its the second semester. My symptoms seem to be getting worse. (ever since i got on prevacid). So far i've missed 12 days in my first 4 classes and 8 in my last 3 classes. Im struggling to get my grades back to B-honor role. Now i have to go to appeals. I've missed 4 days in my first 4 classes b/c of doc appts. My mom wants to tell the principle and counselor about my problems (embarrassing!!!). I dont want then knowing about my D or C! I was just wondering if any of you have problems with school??? or am i just being weak?