... me something for it mine gets pretty bad
The best thing you can tell a doctor is EXACTLY how you feel. How bad it is, how long it has been going on, what has helped in the past, if anything, and anything you have tried that did not work. Details, Details, Details. Concentrate on your problem when talking w/doc. When people ask for a certain thing, it sends a big red flag
Request to see a therapist. Discuss this and get a definite diagnosis. Take that to either a psychiatrist or your doctor to prescribe. A PhD psychologist can recommend medications as well. That should go with the info to your doctor.
When making the appointment for a therapist, if new, tell them that you are very distressed and then take the next available appointment. When you see the therapist, bring a list of all the things that hold you back, how you sleep, work, relationships. Things can happen very quickly at that point to help you through this. Anxiety can be helped. People are frequently helped and their life changes in wonderful ways. It is up to you to do the work. I think you will do well once you get started.
I agree with ChelleKay's advice! Ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist, as they would not hesitate to prescribe a medication for your anxiety. If you asked your general practitioner for Xanax, he/she may think you are a drug seeker.
I live in California, and my GP gave me a prescription for anxiety when I told him how worried I was about the cause of my daily breakout of hives (at that time I'd only had them for a few months) and how I was unable to concentrate or sleep. I'm not telling you to say the same things, but explain to your doctor exactly what symptoms you are experiencing and how it is affecting your daily life.
Good luck with that!
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