I've had anxiety for about 9 years (I'm 22). I have a family history of anxiety, depression, and vertigo. My grandma, who I was very close with, passed away last month. She was very supportive and always knew how to calm me down. A few days after she died, I experienced my first dizzy spell. The room started spinning, and I was freaking out not knowing what was going on. For about 3-4 weeks after that, I was constantly afraid of getting dizzy again. I was mostly laying down in bed, and not doing much. Even driving down the street to do my daily activities was just awful. Along with the dizziness, I always feel lightheaded. I work in a retail store, and like many others, they have fluorescent lighting. When I walk in, I feel very dizzy and lightheaded. I have Meclizine, but it hardly ever works. I did go to a doctor about 3 weeks ago and she did diagnose me with vertigo. She also gave me Prozac 20mg, which I've been taking for almost 3 weeks as well. I've been feeling a little bit of the effect. I'm able to drive farther distances now; but not much. I still have my moments when I get scared for no reason, panic for no reason, and I feel sad. I also wonder if Prozac causes weird thoughts? I take it at nighttime, and when I try to go to sleep, my mind just won't stop wandering, I keep thinking about random and strange things. I've also been having suicidal thoughts, (and I was suicidal a really long time ago), but I would never commit *****.
At the present moment, I keep worrying about working tomorrow. Friday was just awful; the vertigo was terrible, the lightheaded feeling was awful, and I felt very nauseated. I panic because I don't wanna go to work and throw up in front of people. I'm also afraid of passing out from the vertigo, or just simply falling down.
Has anyone experienced this, and/or know how to live normal again? Any help would be appreciated.