Thanks for that information NQ! So a little more background is that many years ago (14 to be exact) I was seeing a psych that diagnosed me with clinical depression, I mean looking back, that was a rough time for me with a lot of changes going on. But at the time that Doc prescribed me Celexa. I don't even remember when I stopped seeing that Psych but it wasn't too many years later, and from then on my Primary just kept refilling the Celexa for me. I was also seeing a therapist regularly who made a world of difference with my depression. But then the past couple of years is when my anxiety started getting more frequent, and of course, I didn't think it was anxiety. I thought my dizziness was due to something being wrong in my inner ear, I thought the stress I felt and sometimes twinges of pain in my heart was the start of a heart attack, etc. it just got progressively worse. And really started to control my life and affecting basically every aspect of it. After a lot of tests showed there was nothing wrong with me I recently started to accept it was anxiety which is why I made an appointment with a new pysch who wanted to take me off the Celexa and get me started on Prozac. This was all over the course of the last month. He did give me Ativan to take when needed but that actually gave me anxiety on its own because I didn't know what to expect, if it would have some adverse reaction or something. So I'm now at the point where I've taken my last dose of Celexa and I'm supposed to jump from 20 to 40 of the Prozac. But I called him and told him I wanted to wait until after I saw him again just because of the concerns I'm having. After a good month or so I'm suddenly dizzy again, im fixated on the fact that somethings wrong with my heart, but then there are new side effects like my stomach problems, being tired no matter how much sleep I get, and sometimes just feeling like there's a blanket of fog around me. I'm considering cancelling my vacation that is at the end of this month because that in itself is going to incorporate so many things I consider triggers. However, cancelling it would really really dissapoint my boyfriend so my anxiety is at a high right now with me not knowing what to do and being concerned about how im going to feel, etc. on this little trip.
But yes, i was prescribed a Benzo (Ativan) to help until Fluox/Prozac takes full effect I'm just worried to take it. I've taken it three times and it's helped all three times I needed to take it this past month but I'm afraid I'll become dependent on it, I'm afraid of my body becoming used to it and therefore not being able to have an effect when I really need it, etc.
I've also started seeing a Cognitive Behavior Therapist. Thanks for all your insight!