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Hi, i’m new I found this because i’m online at 1.20am trying to work up the courage to book a GP appointment so sorry if I’m not doing this correctly

My main question is can I book a GP app and talk about symptoms of depression AND anxiety or should I book separate appointments?

Here’s my symptoms, I used to be quite “popular” and really outgoing, around sept 2019 (no triggering event) I started to develop symptoms of anxiety (I think) it started off quite mild, I’d feel extremely anxious going out with friends and often cancel, then by october I ended up quitting my job Id had for 4 years because I felt so anxious every time i walked in, I’d cry for hours before I started and I’d feel so sick while I was there. At college I’d cry outside until one of my friends took me in and I couldn’t go to the toilet or eat without one of my friends so I often came home for lunch instead. Also something that really triggered my anxiety was clothes so I’d wear the same clothes everyday to comfort me which made me more anxious thinking people would notice and think it’s weird. At the moment I have to be escorted around by friends and if they’re not at college I don’t go in. Recently I went to town with my Dad for the first time in almost a year (after repeatedly cancelling and making excuses to not see my friends) and we had planned it for weeks however when we got there I felt so anxious I had to beg him to bring me home, I felt like I couldn’t walk or breathe and I was about to be sick or burst into tears. Often I am awake late at night panicking or feeling stressed/sick at the thought of going to college, I sometimes get dermatillomania and trichotillomani (not by choice i just get so anxious)

On the other hand, this is becoming less of a problem for me as my symptoms of depression mean I barely leave the house. I sleep for at least 14 hours a day and when I don’t sleep I usually just stare at a wall until I fall asleep again, I feel permanently exhausted and like I can’t move at all. I used to have really high goals, I’m almost into med school, but now I just can’t see a future or any point in anything anymore. I used to SH but I don’t anymore instead I binge eat (I know this is not a symptom of depression bc that is lack of appetite). These symptoms bother me more than anxiety symptoms, i can’t get anything done, it feels more serious that lack of motivation bc I am v motivated to get into med school. I can barely concentrate and I just feel fuzzy all the time, nothing feels like it has a point anymore. I’ve had this for a year but it has rapidly become worse in the last 4 months. I feel like there nothing that can be done to help and I think about su*cide quite often almost everyday have really intrusive thoughts telling me to self harm. Also this might not be related but I have like anger? if something really small happens eg my zipper gets stuck, I don’t do well on a test, I burn a meatball, and I’ll spend all week in bed crying and crying about it or I have an angry fit and scream and throw things then almost sleep for a week (kinda like a coma ig)

Sorry if this is not the rihjt way to do things or is too long, I’m just really really needing to reach out


My second questions is I’m not sure if this is sort of normal teenage behaviour (18 next month) or if I should seek GP help? If so should I discuss all these symptoms or make 2 appointments?
Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated :)
 
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deprepssion is low serotonin

anxeity is fear of depression

young adults come into the world and start comparing themselves to everyone that is older then them. and develop and inferiority complex which then lowers the sertonin
 
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If it were me, I would book the appointment :) Sometimes talking to someone mature who isn't a family member can make a huge difference to our perspective on things, and a Doctor is an excellent choice :) Well done you for having the courage and foresight to take the initiative and book a appointment, go for it, you won't regret it. :)
 
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Yes definetly book an appointment.I was in a similar position to you many,many years ago and reached a point where i reached rock bottom.I made a GP appointment which eventually led to my recovery.The mistake i made when i visited the GP and further Specialist appointments was it took me months to build up the Courage to tell everything ( ALL AND MORE )At which point it was just a matter of time until things started to improve.These people will help you don't be afraid.Good Luck you have already taken the first step.
 
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Hi, i’m new I found this because i’m online at 1.20am trying to work up the courage to book a GP appointment so sorry if I’m not doing this correctly

My main question is can I book a GP app and talk about symptoms of depression AND anxiety or should I book separate appointments?

Here’s my symptoms, I used to be quite “popular” and really outgoing, around sept 2019 (no triggering event) I started to develop symptoms of anxiety (I think) it started off quite mild, I’d feel extremely anxious going out with friends and often cancel, then by october I ended up quitting my job Id had for 4 years because I felt so anxious every time i walked in, I’d cry for hours before I started and I’d feel so sick while I was there. At college I’d cry outside until one of my friends took me in and I couldn’t go to the toilet or eat without one of my friends so I often came home for lunch instead. Also something that really triggered my anxiety was clothes so I’d wear the same clothes everyday to comfort me which made me more anxious thinking people would notice and think it’s weird. At the moment I have to be escorted around by friends and if they’re not at college I don’t go in. Recently I went to town with my Dad for the first time in almost a year (after repeatedly cancelling and making excuses to not see my friends) and we had planned it for weeks however when we got there I felt so anxious I had to beg him to bring me home, I felt like I couldn’t walk or breathe and I was about to be sick or burst into tears. Often I am awake late at night panicking or feeling stressed/sick at the thought of going to college, I sometimes get dermatillomania and trichotillomani (not by choice i just get so anxious)

On the other hand, this is becoming less of a problem for me as my symptoms of depression mean I barely leave the house. I sleep for at least 14 hours a day and when I don’t sleep I usually just stare at a wall until I fall asleep again, I feel permanently exhausted and like I can’t move at all. I used to have really high goals, I’m almost into med school, but now I just can’t see a future or any point in anything anymore. I used to SH but I don’t anymore instead I binge eat (I know this is not a symptom of depression bc that is lack of appetite). These symptoms bother me more than anxiety symptoms, i can’t get anything done, it feels more serious that lack of motivation bc I am v motivated to get into med school. I can barely concentrate and I just feel fuzzy all the time, nothing feels like it has a point anymore. I’ve had this for a year but it has rapidly become worse in the last 4 months. I feel like there nothing that can be done to help and I think about su*cide quite often almost everyday have really intrusive thoughts telling me to self harm. Also this might not be related but I have like anger? if something really small happens eg my zipper gets stuck, I don’t do well on a test, I burn a meatball, and I’ll spend all week in bed crying and crying about it or I have an angry fit and scream and throw things then almost sleep for a week (kinda like a coma ig)

Sorry if this is not the rihjt way to do things or is too long, I’m just really really needing to reach out


My second questions is I’m not sure if this is sort of normal teenage behaviour (18 next month) or if I should seek GP help? If so should I discuss all these symptoms or make 2 appointments?
Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated :)
therapy is definitely he best option....the NHS has a good system, you should look in to getting a therapist.
 
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