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Yeah.. so I'm into exam week at school. I didn't think it woudl be a big deal, I've had the flu all weekend, been on fluids since friday, normal BM's.. anyways I got to school today, after taking my Modulon (good girl me), with Immodium in my pocket. I went into my exam, got through 75% of it, and started on my essay question. Bam, it hit.. the cramps, bloating, gas... and I still couldn't leave for 30 minutes! I started to panic, I wasn't sure what I was gonna do. If I left the exam, for any reason, I'd get a zero. I coudln't breathe, I couldn't think. I could just stare at the door, and picture the bathroom RIGHT across the hall.. I sat on my feet, scribbled out 2 pages that may warrant an essay if i'm lucky, and sat there until the clock ticked 10 am. I got up, passed in the crappy (yet simply easy) exam, grabbed my bag and headed to the bathroom where I stayed for 45 minutes, praying noone would come in. That was the scariest thing i've ever ever had happen. I couldn't breathe!! Is this normal? I hear people talk of anxiety attacks all the time, but is that what they're like? Am I going to have one tommorow, as I go for my next exam? how do you guys cope with them?