Do I have slight depression and anxiety?

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I am a 20 year old female and for the past year or so I have just felt my lifestyle change. I'm not this bubbly out going person I used to be before, I find myself wanting to sit in at home on my days off, when I get invited out by people I try to avoid it, I have lost contact with majority of my friends, my friends I used to be really close too I'm not anymore and due to this I feel so low all the time. I have no self esteem and no confidence. When it comes to meeting new people I get so anxious for no reason. Some days I feel really happy then others I feel really down just like I am right now. I feel lonely and feel as if I don't have anyone. I make no effort to go out anymore because I feel as if I am boring an nobody will like me. I really need someone to point me in the right direction. I need to get this all sorted! I should be out having fun with my friends, meeting new people, arranging holidays etc .. Now I couldn't think off anything worse. I hate feeling like this and want to help myself. 

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    For the time being huni, don't focus on what you can no longer do anymore but congratulate yourself on the tiniest acheivement. Go for a walk and say good morning to a few people and start off small, build yourself up to outings with freinds. Try not to beat yourself up about not wanting to socialise much at the moment but just build yourself up slowly until you feel ready to push yourself out of your comfort zone
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      My mum doesn't really know how I'm feeling but she says similar things like going on walks or go to the gym to try motivate myself and get my mind of things and get out the house, because apart from work I literally just stay at home. The thought of going to the gym full of people and excercising in front of them makes me feel so anxious. Just really don't know what to do feel like I'm going insane! X
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      Take baby steps until you feel better. If the gym feels too scary, try the library or just a short walk to the shops etc... Its tempting to isolate yourself but it wont help you 
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    Omg u sound exactly like me to a t!!!!! I used to be so outgoing but just sort of fell into depression, I think it's where I have been strong for other people and they have relied on my help which I have always been willing to help anyone and go out of my to help anyone, but I think that must of all got to much and couldn't stay that strong person anymore. I've never been one to rely or ask for help off anyone, I think that's where it came from. I have also lost contact with most of my friends and feel quite lonely. I have recently had a bad few months with anxiety and tried lots of herbal stuff but am now on sertraline 50mg for the past 22 days
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      It makes me feel bit better knowing there are people in same situation .. This time 3 years ago I would never think id be in this hole I am now .. Is sertraline medication for depression or anxiety or both? I did go to my doctor a couple of months ago and she said she wouldn't recommend medication as in the long run it doesn't really help but I don't know ?
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      I have only been on it for 23 days but I have def noticed a difference, I still have slight anxiety but it's early days yet and with sert things get worse before it gets better but I've read that sert takes a while to kick in but it is one of the safe ones as u can take it while pregnant and breast feeding, good luck at the docs and let me know how u get on x
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    Hello, =)

    This sounds like you may have depression and anxiety.

    I am listening. I hear you when you mention sadness and loneliness. Hold on. I do not know who you are, but hold on. You took initiative to find help, that is fantastic. You let yourself be vulnerable and let us see a bit of your life. That is great difficult to some.

    Here is a hug if you would like one in this little bubble o

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      I just really don't know what to do and where to go from now. I don't know whether to seek professional help maybe get a counsellor and get to the route of the problems or maybe just take tiny steps myself to get me out this routine I'm in sad
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