I almost did not go into nursing because of algebra! I cannot tell you what agony this caused me....but I decided I was not going to let this stop me. I did not have it in high school & I just could not figure it out. I was terrified to say the least. I took it over the summer (3 hr class) w/5 or 6 other classes ( can't remember) at two different schools!
I failed the first two tests horribly. On my days out of classes I would start at 7am trying to figure this stuff out & still be working on it that night...with a lot of crying in between. I went to my CC's math lab when it was open, to say I spent hours there is an understatement! THEN one day it just clicked...I could do it. I passed that darn class w/a B!!!
The point of all this is you can do it....you may think you can't & may darn near kill you trying, but if you work hard enough you can do it. Believe in yourself & get help! Once you get the formulas figured out, and when to use which one, its cake, you do it the same way every time. If I can do it anybody can! Good Luck to you & don't give up!