I have a huge problem with stress, it is becoming such a problem that I am sure it is comprimising my performance on exams and is just plain making me miserable. So I was wondering if anyone has any good tips as to how to deal with it? I try just taking some time away from studying to do something fun for half an hour or so but that doesn't work because the entire time I feel guilty for not studying even though I realize it is probably a good thing to do in the long run. Maybe some of you have some better ideas? I've always been a person who is stressed out rather easily but this year it has been getting absolutely ridiculous. Before exams (directly before and even the day or two leading up to it) I feel absolutely awful. My heart starts pounding so fast I can actually hear and feel it, my mouth gets dry, my stomach feels naseous, I may even start dry heaving (embarrassing if that happens with people around), I can't sleep and I can't eat. Basically it takes over my life and I am getting kind of miserable. I constantly worry about being a failure and flunking out even though I've never had less than a B+ in a class. It wouldn't suprise me if one day I just drop dead of a stress induced heart attack lol. I know this sounds like a pretty stupid thing to bring up on an internet forum but I'm really getting tired of living like this so any advice is much appreciated.