Do You Find You Get Sick During Midterms Week?

@Pigglies (9336)
United States
May 1, 2009 12:07am CST
I had 3 midterms on Tuesday and one today! And then one next week as well. Tuesday I was totally sick with a horrible cold and it still won't go away. I don't like being sick at any time, but when you really need to concentrate it is the worst! I managed to still get a B on one of the midterms, but it was something that I could have gotten an A in if I wasn't sick and also if I wasn't taking 3 midterms on the same day. Although I won't complain too much about a B in parasitology!
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@Q_Savvy (131)
• India
1 May 09
Mhmm, that certainly does happen a few times. It's probably because of nervousness, or "exam-fear" as they term it. Even though you're confident, you've put in tremendous effort and are entirely sure that you'll clear the exams with an A or A+, you fall sick all of a sudden owing to no apparent reason - it wasn't cold outside, your diet was alright, no contact with an infect person, it just happened! And yes, it most certainly is incredibly annoying! Because it depreciates your ability to think probably, to recall what you have learned or to put it down in correct terms. I still don't know how to combat this situation. The last time I tried to prevent this by drinking loads of orange juice, because of which I fell sick earlier... Well, if anyone finds a solution, I'm all ears! (eyes in this case!)
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
3 May 09
Not really nervousness in this case. I don't really get nervous about exams, I just spend too much time studying and not enough time sleeping. I think that's what makes me get sick. I have to run around doing a bunch of stuff and then study too and then eventually I just crash. We have been having crazy temperature changes too and you still have to have contact with the virus somehow, but with a weakened immune system I'm sure it didn't take much contact with the cold virus to get me sick. I too have tried the orange juice thing and that definitely gives you a specific type of, umm, problem/illness, lol. Not fun! The good news is, I seem to be feeling a little better today so hopefully I can manage to complete some studying for Monday's upcoming midterm!
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@GardenGerty (115769)
• United States
3 May 09
I seem to be finding lots of people who start with an allergic reaction and then get sick with a cold. I am in a care taking type of position and have run into that a lot lately, including in myself.
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
4 May 09
I do notice that sometimes. I'll get allergies from cleaning the guinea pig cage, and then they won't go away like they normally do, and that's when the cold starts. I think it somehow starts the runny nose part early, but I have no scientific evidence on that. It would be interesting to find out.
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• Philippines
1 May 09
Sucks to get sick during the Midterms week. Good thing I've never been to sick ever in my college life. Good luck with parasitology!
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
3 May 09
Wow, you must not have been in college very long yet to have never been sick. But that is pretty good, hopefully it stays that way!
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• Philippines
3 May 09
I'm an incoming college junior already so I guess I'm just really lucky. Haha!
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
3 May 09
Or you've just got a really good immune system. Wow that is great! I guess maybe I used up all my luck in middle school and high school, because I had perfect attendance back then. Well, I still have close to perfect attendance I guess even after 6 years of college, but at high school I don't remember going to school sick whereas for college if I have to be there for an exam I'll come in sick.
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
9 May 09
It happens more than people realize. Stress plays a huge part it in, that and not getting enough sleep. When you are stressed your blood sugar level rises (bad for diabetics) and your body goes into overdrive. That can cut down on your immune system. Add into the lix that most people aren't getting enough sleep to start with and you have a great recipe for the common cold or flu to creep in.
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
10 May 09
Oh definitely, I never get enough sleep it seems! With midterms it is even worse. Now I am finally starting to get better, but I can't believe I've already got more exams coming up. Yikes!
@GardenGerty (115769)
• United States
3 May 09
Wow, it sounds like you have a heavy load and the classes are difficult as well. I just read that not getting enough sleep or good quality sleep impairs your immune system. I think having that many mid terms would stress me out enough to make me sick. I liked your response in one of my discussions. I am checking out what you have posted because I am not getting notifications from you, and I keep running out of things to respond to.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
4 May 09
This is hopefully my last load of classes at this school, so that's why I have so many. 16 units plus finishing up the senior project (which counts for like 4 more units, so I guess you could say I'm taking 20 units). I'm hopeful that everything will go well and I can be done in a few more weeks! I will definitely have to look through more of your discussions as well. I usually like your discussions, I just haven't had much time to be on MyLot lately. I'm usually only on MyLot for a few moments and then must go back to studying.
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• China
1 May 09
It's no good news for everyone who's sick during midterms week. But if you are, the best way is to face it and try to do your best. God bless you!
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
3 May 09
Thanks. I feel like I did the best I could, I just hope it was good enough. I can't afford to fail any classes this quarter unfortunately.
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