I'm new to the anxiety forum and just wanted a bit of advice.
I've had a few health problems for the past 18 months and at times have felt a but stressed out by them.
But lately, I've started feeling constantly like I'm about to go in for a job interview or an exam or something, and this feeling is with me 90% of the time. I don't get the palpitations or the shortness of breath but I get this absolute sick to the stomach feeling. Sometimes I can't face doing things because I feel so physically sick and on occasions have gagged in public! I've actually been a lot better for the past few months but recently it's started up again.
It has got to the point where this week I had two nights of such poor sleep that I had to take two days off work and yesterday I phoned my manager and just broke down in tears! I was honest with her and I said I just feel really anxious etc and I've made an appointment to see my gp next week.
I am 31 and want to do so much more with my life. I have come back to stay with my parents for the weekend which is lovely and I got a better nights sleep last night, but today I'm supposed to be meeting a friend and I still for some reason feel sick!
I have also been breaking down in tears more regularly.
Does this sound like depression / anxiety or both and can this be helped?