New job-depressed anxious unhappy

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not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I am going out of my mind with worry and unhappiness...

I started a new job in December, I thought it was what I wanted to do but it has made me incredibly unhappy and I dread going into work. It is having a negative impact on my personal life, I am constantly down, I can't sleep at night, I'm miserable and I believe possibly depressed. I want to leave and I am in contact with my previous employer to try and go back there. Would a doctor sign me of for being so unhappy with the impact it is having on my everyday life, it is impacting relationships etc I don't even want to socialise with anyone,  Also if I was to get singed of sick could I then hand in my notice? I called in sick today as I was awake all night with worry about going in. The thought of going back is making me very anxious. The job role is in a school, it is not particularly stressful but it is having such a negative impact on me. Feeling very low.

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    Hi km1995. Sounds to me like u are becoming depressed or heading that way. I would definately suggest u go to yr dr & u should explain everything u have posted here. If its not nipped in the bud mole hills will become mountains & harder for u to deal with. A sincere dr would sign u off sick if he definately thought u were not coping & work was the major contributing factor at least while they best decided how to proceed trestment wise. Make an appt asap. Sorry ur feeling so bad right now! U have def posted in the right place. Were all in the same boat for diff reasons etc & @ diff stages of recovery.. good luck let us know how u get on. ?

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    Hi you are definately in the right place. Go see your GP. tell them everything about how your feeling. Your anxiety is heightened because you are not sleeping. We are all in same boat for different reasons and we are here for you. let us know what they say x ❤
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    I know how you feel. I just started a new job and it's ruining my life. Can't sleep. Can't think straight. I don't know how I'm gonna get through it. Seeing my GP later this week. We just have to keep telling ourselves that this is temporary and things will get better.

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