Dna testing?


#1

Has anyone had this DNA test or something similar?


Genetic Testing for antipsychotics?
#2

No psychiatrist has brought up DNA testing for me.
You mentioned that Medicare doesn’t like paying for it, I have Medicare maybe this is why.

I know that my Aunt went for DNA testing to help her find the right antidepressant for her.
I think that she found it helpful and got on a med that is helping her.


#3

i recommend going to the FAQ page and scrolling down the the mental health information, very interesting, i wonder if it could be possible to use it over here in the uk, idk if it has been asked for over here before but i think i will ask my p/doc next time i see him.


#4

My pdoc is a nurse practitioner. She was convinced that serequell was a good solution, then my teeth clenching was reported, so this was suggested.


#5

@NiceHat did your nurse practitioner lower your Seroquel dose?
To help with the teeth clenching?


#6

She did, but it’s down to the lowest dose now.


#7

Is it working for you at a low dose?
or are you considering to go on to another AP


#8

My psychiatrist suggested it for me but it costs over $300 here and the government doesn’t give you any money back for it.

Besides, I’m settled on Invega so I don’t really see the point for me.


#9

I didn’t try, my face and teeth really hurt, even went to the dentist. I’m off meds for the third day.


#10

I hope that you feel better soon @NiceHat and get it resolved quickly.


#11

I would pay 300bucks for this if it was in my country. Id love to know what meds are best for me.


#12

What country are you in? I contacted them, it’s $599. I cannot afford it right now, I hope the insurance covers it.


#13

new zealand, i think id save up for it even at that much its worth the money if its correct


#14

I have had DNA testing and it has helped me a lot


#15

Getting mine done by a company called Genesight- I’ll keep you updated. Mine was covered by insurance.


#16

Can you link me where it says the test is 599 i cant seem to find it im interested it maybe doing this myself as there is international service :slight_smile: nvm i see you contacted them ignore my question


#17

I hope you get on the right meds soon @NiceHat. I’m sorry about your mouth pain. I have different pain with Risperdal sometimes.


#18

I contacted them using the chat and asked.


#19

I’ve had mine taken a couple of times because of a study I’m part of, but I haven’t been told if they’ve found anything yet.


#20

my nurse called today with the results of the DNA test sent to Alpha Genomix.
She said it claims that Seroquel, saphris, or latuda are the best meds for me.