Welcome to healing well. Please dont think you are a fraud. Everyone has different degrees of depression and if you have felt like this for a long time, its time to do something about
The prozac is an antidepressant in the group called SSRI's and will boost your seratonin levels to help lift your mood. Some people get a few side effects in the first few weeks but these soon disappear once your body gets used to the drug. Some people have no side effects at all. When I tried prozac I had no side effects from it but in the end I needed to change to something stronger.
Everyone here can understand what you are going through so feel free to post anytime, we would love to hear from you.
Did your doctor suggest any counselling for you at all? You may benefit from this alongside the medication.
Good luck and let us know how you get on
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