I got 6 free pills of 5-HTP pills from costco. My dad just took a bunch of the free samples. Each containing 100 mg. I guess I'll just take one pill every 6 hours and what happens. When I took Prozac (10mg), I REALLY didn't like it. Since this also increases serotonin, I'm kind of scared. Prozac made me feel bad very quickly. I felt sedated in the afternoon. Wide awake and anxious in the morning.
I have dysthymia and I read somewhere online that if patients in a study had a major depressive episode before the onset of dysthymia, they were more likely to be treatment resistant. So I think I might be medication resistant because I had major depressive episodes before I started to have dysthymia. Made me sad and hopeless.
Anyways, this year I started to feel better. I'm still depressed and sometimes think about suicide but overall, life has improved. Maybe this will help me more.