Dealing with anxiety / depression getting worse alongside a new job, I need help?

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I have suffered anxiety for a few years but in the past month it has become increasingly bad. I can't bring myself to get out of bed, go to work or even call in sick. I only started this job 4 weeks ago and have had 4 days off sick due to the anxiety. It is just getting worse and worse. I don't know what to do. Part of me wishes I had a physical problem so at least people could see & understand why I'm bed ridden. I have awful thoughts of harming myself just so I have a reason for some help.

I don't want to lose my job or look bad to the company. But my anxiety is so bad I physically cannot force myself to go to work. What should I do? I have organised meetings with a psychiatrist that will last 6 weeks but they start in January. How can I explain to my work what is happening and how do I get past this?

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    I'm going threw similar issues I was at a stage several weeks ago couldn't go out but slowly I have went docs he gave me medication which helps to days I would just to nuthing u should never think of harming yourself there is people to help always someone on here to speak to I have found this site very helpful life looks dull at moment will get better see you're doctor tell him you're fears speak to family close friends of u ever need to talk in here

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    Please consult your GP, get something for your anxiety.

    Also do excersice, I read somewhere that excersice increases your endurance level also helps you to get rid of stress hormones.

    I do excersice every morning also try some breathing excersice, it helps you to calm down.

    You can talk to us if you are feeling low, but please don't do anything.

    You will be just fine.... Trust me 😀

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