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LexaPeach91

452d

Hi Alike Fam! I'm highly considering switching my meds soon, as I recently got genetic testing done and prozac is not great or very likely to work for me. I'm considering switching to pristiq, but I'm thinking I may need a mood stabilizer with it since it can cause hypomania and mania. thoughts? suggestions? experiences?

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    • Bluefire

      250d

      Trileptal as well as Vistaril have done wonders for my anxiety, stabilizing my mood, and decreasing and balancing my mania as I am Schizoaffective Bipolar Type and I am also on antidepressants that can cause mood swings

    • Bluefire

      250d

      Trileptal as well as Vistaril have done wonders for my anxiety, stabilizing my mood, and decreasing and balancing my mania as I am Schizoaffective Bipolar Type and I am also on antidepressants that can cause mood swings

    • CozyVibez

      250d

      You could do both lamotrigine and desvenlafaxine. I've had great results with duloxetine and lamotrigine. I had GeneSight done but found that meds like duloxetine and lamotrigine, which weren't indicated best for me, gave me better results. It's not a hard-and-fast test and reference.

    • goronkiss

      451d

      My psychiatrist used my GeneSight test to determine Duloxetine(Cymbalta) would help my depression symptoms and recently added Lamotrigine to stabilize my moods.

    • pandasss

      452d

      I don't have any experience with those meds but Latuda really helped me with my manic episodes!

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One user mentioned that they had genetic testing done and switched from Prozac to Pristiq along with a folic acid supplement called "Deplin." Another user suggested asking your doctor about a test called GeneSight to find the best combination of antidepressants for your body. It's important to consult with your psychiatrist about your concerns and discuss potential medication changes based on your genetic testing results and personal needs.

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