Anxiety/Depression help?

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i need some advise. so, about a week ago, i woke up with some of the worst anxiety i’ve ever had. usually i’m able to guess why i’m so anxious (work, big event, etc), but i wasn’t able to figure it out. soon enough, i had bad stomach pain followed by diarrhoea. this wasn’t the first time i had gotten diarrhoea from being anxious/stressed, but it hadn’t happened for a few years before that. i thought i just had a stomach bug so i passed it off as nothing. but my anxiety didn’t go away for the whole day, at least not until around dinner time. the next day was the same. i woke up, feeling crappy and anxious, had the stomach issues, and was fine again around dinner time. the day after that, i woke up and felt sort of depressed but not anxious at all. the following day was back to being anxious though! as soon as i woke up in the morning, i felt such bad anxiety and my stomach hurt so bad i almost called into work. but i couldn’t allow myself to do that, so i sucked it up and went to work anyway. after nearly fainting because of a mild anxiety attack, i was starting to feel sorta numb.. i found that around lunch time i was completely numb. i felt nothing. this has been happening to me for the past few days, but today has been one of the worst. i’m not sure what to do though. i’ve always struggled with depression, but never anxiety this bad. it’s gotten to a point that i’m scared to wake up in the morning because i’m afraid of being anxious/depressed. help? should i see a doctor? should i give it more time and hope it goes away? 

*i have talked to my doctor about possibly having depression in the past, but it didn’t really end well. the only thing he told me was “i don’t think pills, therapy, or anything is really going to help you”.

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    Hi Skylar. I would go back and see a different GP. Also don't be frightened to take some time off work so you have some time to try and pin point what it is that's making you depressed and anxious. Have you ever had talking therapy for it? 

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    First your doctor doesn't sound like the right doctor to talk to about depression or anything of the kind. Talk to your doctor about a referral to someone on behavioral health. I was ignored for many many years until I went over the edge and got into group and individual counseling with a behavioral health specialist. He was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life. I was very suicidal when I started. I had never had any validation in my life and through this treatment I learned more about myself and my issues, it was very eye opening. Keep looking and when you find the right doctor it is amazing the understanding and improvements that can occur!

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    Thats a very unproffessional opinion for a doctor to have, id ask to see a different gp, ive had bouts of exactly the same as what you have been going through and my anxiety always kicks off a stomach upset followed by lethargy and just wanting to sleep, and the same as you i feel better later on in the day, i still prefer to do my grocery shopping st night because by thattime im jus more relaxed, it sounds like you need to talk things through with a pro, a cbt or something, medication isnt for everyone and ive always been against anti depressant but im literally gojng to start a low dose of one that combats gut upsets caused by anxiety and its also good for chronic pain which i have so in my mind, im taking it for the pain and quietly hoping its going to settle my nerves down at the same time. Id ask the doc if theres something you can take to block adrenalin, because thats what is causing your symptoms.
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      I am waking each day with thismhigh anxiety which slowly lessens as day goes,on and i can try to live normally.

      can you tell,me what you have been given to help as the anti dep my dr gave me was worse.  I am exisring on valium for bad times and i dont want to do that. 

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    How are things now? Any improvement?
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