I have had symptoms of anxiety since the age of maybe 13. It started off being the type of thing where I could never ask questions to staff in shops or stay in big crowds. Later on in life it morphed into a constant dread for the future and hopeless.
After I had a operation at 18 I spend a few months alone in my bedroom recovering. This is where I started experiencing depression. The isolation and not even having anyone to text while being in pain wore down my mental health, which got worse the following year due to other reasons.
After a couple of visits to the doctor they were unwilling to give me medicine but added me to a waiting list for talking therapy, which i am still on 3 years later.
I found talking to people in my own life made me feel better as doctors didn't do anything for me. Although its something I still struggle with. My only advice to people is to never keep it inside, please tell someone how you feel.