I have another pharm exam tomorrow. You guys have no idea how I'm dreading it and how scared I am. Yup. I said scared. Every spare moment of the past week has been spent studying pharm. I've read the chapters, I've listened to the instructors lecture twice, I've studied her power point, I've done the work book, I've done the test questions on the books CD, I've went to the Books website and done the tests on there, I've made note cards......... You get the idea. And I don't feel like I really know it at all. blech We not only have to know the generic names, but all the trade names, we have to know the time it takes for the drug to work, the time it peaks, the duration it lasts. We also have to know the classification. We have to know how it works. We have to know all the side effects......... Thank goodness we don't have to know the doses or I'd have a nervous breakdown. Because having to know the time of onset, peak, and duration is enough numbers to have me near tears. Thanks to the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) numbers and I no longer get along. I have ALOT of trouble remembering numbers. And each medication is different from every other medication. ugh! The only solution I could think of is writing the medication and then those numbers like you would spelling words. Let's just say it won't take alot to trip me up. I give myself pep talks and tell myself if I could pass chemistry with A's then I can soooo do this. Except chemistry had formulas.....maybe 1 or 2 at a time.......and I had to do those like spelling words to remember them......nor did they stay in my head long. I had to write them on the test the moment I got it. He was nice and let us do that. I can't do that with pharm....too darn many of them. I am frustrated. I'd probably remember more if we weren't zipping thru chapters at the speed of light with absolutely no classroom instruction. We get a power point lecture online, that's it. Phhht. easy child is supposed to be treating me to supper and then helping me study. Trouble is her boys don't go to bed until after 8pm.......when I'm ready to quit for the day. I've already been at it for 6 hrs. And odds are not much will get done until the boys are down. But I'm hoping she can help me come up with ways to remember what I'm having huge issues with. At least she can at least drill me........she can pronouce the words, husband spends 10 mins trying to figure out how to say them. And the part I dreaded? You know the math? So far I'm not having any real issue with it. Go figure. I am going to be lucky to pass this class. If I had some way to use the info I might have better luck keeping it in my head. But we don't start passing medications until the last quarter. So any good thoughts, crossed body parts, maybe even a prayer would greatly be appreciated. I am soooooo overwhelmed. ugh!