Welcome and good on you for having the strength to post and be a part of the forums too!
I understand the pain you are in and it can be dark place....I feel your pain. I have been in senior corporate working with directors of small and medium sized businesses for over three decades
You are not alone where chronic anxiety is concerned at all. I know many business owners (even off the forums) that have the same pain as yourself.
I screwed up and didnt get the support I needed with my chronic anxiety in its early days. It took me over 10 years of denial to agree that I needed to see my GP and counselor frequently. I had weekly appointments with a community based counselor (psychologist) for seven months as my anxiety was getting worse. After frequent counseling I felt like a new person....That was in the 90's and I still see my GP for a fine tune every month and take meds as they can provide us with a solid foundation on which we can heal effectively (with counseling)
It takes a ton of determination and patience (time) yet you will notice the difference where recovery is concerned :-)
Even a double appointment with your GP will be a huge step to feeling better....as often as you can. The GP's have much better training now where anxiety is concerned compared to when I tried to get help 35 years ago
Its just my humble opinion Midnight......You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by leaning on your GP
The forums are a rock solid safe and non judgemental place for you to post or ask any questions
I hope this has been of some help to you in this difficult time.Anxiety is no different to a serious physical issue
you are not alone at all and are more than welcome to ask anything you wish (thumbs up!)
my kind thoughts for your recovery