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Picker Uppers
Jan 29, 2004

Hi, I've been HIV positive for 21 years and until recently when I felt really bad I would smoke a (pot)joint and I found that helped my psychological well being as well as improved my appetite. Unfortunately, I can no longer continue smoking because I cough too much and my lungs can't take it anymore. Since I've stopped I've fallen into a deep state of hopeless depression. I am very sick and feel like I have nothing to look forward to. The pot provided a little comfort. I was wondering if you could suggest an alternative medication or an alternative way to get the thc in my body. Thanks,

M

Response from Dr. Horwath

The most effective treatment for depression is an antidepressant. There are a number of extremely effective and safe antidepressants available. With treatment, you will feel better and more hopefull.

Contact a psychiatrist who can get started on an effective treatment for depression.



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