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feeling so down I cant eat

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Jhales

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I'm sorry if this post seems long or ranty, I just want to be able to put everything in words and maybe receive some advice.

For the past few months, I have been having what feels like cycles of uncontrollable crying bouts, about every 4 days and they have been getting worse and worse as time goes on. It's gotten to a point now where sometimes it's over literally nothing but I can't make it stop. I really want it to stop so I am considering seeing a doctor.

On the days I feel more in control, I feel almost sick with sadness, like the feeling of nervousness/butterflies in my stomach and its been stopping me from eating and I'm feeling a lot weaker.

I really want to be happy, just not sad, a neutral feeling would be nice. I have started to harm myself recently but I don't know if this is something I need to sort out myself or if I should see a doctor. It's really affecting my life but at the same time don't want to be turned away for just "being sad".

Any advice or similar experiences from anyone? Should I see someone or should I just be sucking it up?
 
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Hi Jhales and welcome to the forums :welcome: you really do need to see a doctor ASAP, this is some thing that is not under your control, I left it too long and ended up 3 months in hospital, so don't let this slide out of control.
All the best woolie.
 
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Hi Jhales and welcome to the forums :welcome: you really do need to see a doctor ASAP, this is some thing that is not under your control, I left it too long and ended up 3 months in hospital, so don't let this slide out of control.
All the best woolie.
I will see a GP on Monday, thanks for your advice; Realising this isnt normal helps me a bit too
 
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Sometimes doctor's can't understand mental issues, I know I've had problems myself with seeing doctors, get over it sort of thing.

You do seem sad. Maybe you should take an on-line test, eg. google 'on-line anxiety or depression test' & show the doctor the results.

I have anxiety disorder myself, took me 7 years to work out, didn't even now until I took an on-line test.
 
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Jhales

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Sometimes doctor's can't understand mental issues, I know I've had problems myself with seeing doctors, get over it sort of thing.

You do seem sad. Maybe you should take an on-line test, eg. google 'on-line anxiety or depression test' & show the doctor the results.

I have anxiety disorder myself, took me 7 years to work out, didn't even now until I took an on-line test.
That's a good idea, I'll try that too. Thanks
 
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Definitely see a doctor. And see if milkshakes or smoothies sound more appetizing, especially ones with protein. I had a phase of making myself drink ensures for a while but I’m a lot better now and eating food. I’ve gained weight back. You’ll get better too ❤ I see a therapist and take an antidepressant.
 
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Definitely see a doctor. And see if milkshakes or smoothies sound more appetizing, especially ones with protein. I had a phase of making myself drink ensures for a while but I’m a lot better now and eating food. I’ve gained weight back. You’ll get better too ❤ I see a therapist and take an antidepressant.
I will go make a smoothie right now! I have some frozen berries in the freezer, does sound quite appetizing actually. Thanks
 
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Just an update if anyone is wondering. I went to my GP today and was told I do indeed have depression and have been given some Sertraline to have daily to help. I hope this fixes things
 
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