Three months ago I started a 3 hormone birth control pill that my local health department believes triggered my depression. I quit taking the pill after a month and have given it 2 months to get out of my system. However, the depression persists. The nurse practitioner prescribed me Prozac 20mg, but I have a strong fear of this drug and have not yet began taking it.

My fear is that my depression is chronic and I will only become immune to this drug. I worry that it's not the lowest amount of antidepressant to begin taking. Or maybe I should give my body more time to fix itself. I don't know what the safest and most reasonable approach is.