Hm, I didn't really it was this serious. That's rather unfortunate.
Though, I forgot to mention, there are some things that calm me down. Breathing is just not one of them. Talking a walk, particularly outside in the fresh air, especially if it's cold out, helps immensely. Listening to music also distracts me from the issue on hand and allows me to calm down. While they both do help, I unfortunately can not just leave school to take a walk or listen to music (in school) whenever I want.
I was just talking to my mom about this; she said we will see how I am doing at the end of the month. I have midterms in 2 weeks, which are worth 10% of our grade, so if I am still having these anxiety attacks/nervous reactions, then she is making me an appointment with a counselor.
In addition, I said in my original post: "One thing I notice is that I'd get myself all worked up before the test, but then once I actually get in the room and start taking the test, I feel fine. The pains go away and I feel normal again."
-This is not just the case with tests. With literally every single thing I get nervous over, once I actually begin the activity, I feel fine. So, in addition to tests, I'd get worked up before my first roller coaster with loops but then felt fine when I actually sat down on it, and get very nervous before talking to the girl I like but then when I actually start talking to her the feeling goes away, etc.
Just to add some more insight.
I didn't realize that crying over a death in a video game had anything to do with this though. I always just assumed I was rather sensitive. Though I would agree it is slightly strange, as someone's death in real life does not faze me (unless it is a relative or friend), while a fantasy one does. This crying over a video game/movie has only occurred three times though. And it wasn't necessarily crying; one of the three was, but the other two were just 20 seconds of silent tears before I stopped.
Though, in the end, I agree. If this problem continues through the end of the month, chances are that I will visit with a counselor.
Thanks a lot for the response, it is much appreciated.