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Dani_Girl

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How do you go about finding the right anti-depressant for you? What questions should I ask my doctor or what drugs are usually a good starting point to ask for?

    • Samalander

      243d

      As wren said, yes, give GeneSight testing a try. It’ll give you a list of meds that are okay, good, best, or worst for you based on your dna and how meds are metabolized in the body. I got it done and it really shortened the road to finding the right combo of meds for me!

    • Wren47

      244d

      My PCP referred me to a psychologist so I could get Gene testing after I asked about it. I've tried several without any good results. The top charge with "gene site" is $330-. Medicare part B pays 100%. My appointment with the psychologist is after Christmas.

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Finding the right anti-depressant is often a process of trial and error, as everyone reacts to medications differently. It's recommended to talk to your physician or psychiatrist about your symptoms and concerns. A genetic test like GeneSight can also help determine which medicines might work best for you. The goal is to find a medication that provides maximum treatment for your symptoms with minimum side effects. Patience is key, as the influence of anti-depressants can be slow and subtle.

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