Currently at home/uni between placement 1 and 2 on a secondary PGCE. I should be getting on with my work but I can't stop thinking about quitting and want to hear that someone else out there feels this way. My first placement was at a good, supportive school. The workload was OK. However, I struggled really badly with nerves which seemed to get worse rather than better as the placement went on, by January I was in tears a lot and refusing to teach some of my lessons because I was so nervous. I went to the GP who gave me beta-blockers but I don't want to take them because I think if you need to take drugs to get through the day you have a worse problem. I managed to get to the end of the placement so I could have time to think, and I have been seeing a counsellor too but still can't seem to make a decision. I'm scared of quitting because I will feel like such a failure and I worry about being unemployed. Is there anyone out there who got through really bad anxiety and is now a happy teacher, or should I take heed of the warning signs and find something else to do with my life? I get good feedback when I do teach and I was so sure I wanted to do it but I know something isn't right. Anyone else thinking about quitting?