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Hi, has anybody had a test matching DNA with medication? Thanks!

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Isinatra

Yes. The results explained that I metabolize chemicals faster than a normal person does. Something that should last 8 hours only last for 5 to 6 hours, for example. Other than that, nothing else stood out to my psychiatrist. That was almost 10 years ago, so the tests today may contain more detailed information.

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Castellina in reply to Isinatra

Thank you for your reply!!

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Isinatra in reply to Castellina

My pleasure, Castellina. ☺️

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car103

I did Genesight recently. I was curious and my insurance covered it. No great eyeopeners or impact to my treatment.

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Castellina

Thank you for your reply. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety and tried different meds (Lexapro, Zoloft, Buspirone) with no good results. I’m hoping the DNA test will pair me with a med better suited to my genes. I appreciate your input and glad the insurance covers the cost!

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designguy

I also did the Genesight test and started on one of the meds it recommended and it has worked well for me, it was paid for by my insurance. I had tried a half dozen meds for depression previously and none helped and the test showed that none of them were right for me. The one I tried from the test was a different class.

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Castellina

Thank you design guy, that is very encouraging! So disappointing taking meds and finding out they don’t work. I surely hope I have the same outcome as yours! Best regards.

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