I hope you are sitting down.
There exists in the world a new test that looks at genetic markers in order for the docs to better know how to medicate us.
It looks for a number of markers in the liver and in the brain.
It can show you how you metabolize different meds and help inform dosage.
It can show you if you are at greater risk for weight gain and other side effects with certain meds.
It can show you how certain meds effect your brain.
This will help cut down on the amount of trial and error currently involved in finding the right dosages and med combinations.
This will help cut down on the amount of side effects we suffer.
This will help cut down on the length of time it takes us to find relief from Bipolar Disorder.
Also, it can help your Pdoc form a plan for you. Custom plan. Not just THE current advised generic plan.
For example, if the test reveals that you don’t respond well to antipsychotics and have a very high risk of side effects and wieght gain from them. Then your Pdoc will know that you should not be on APs longterm and that they should be used quickly and powerfully in emergencies and other meds are better for long term use.
Just an example.
It is a cheek swab! Called the Genecept Assay. They accept most insurance.
I know a certain amount of skepticism is natural with things like this. If I just read about this on the internet I would be very skeptical. But I did not. My very qualified and amazing Pdoc gave me the test. So, take that as you will.
It has been a great thing for me and I want to spread the message because we all deserve a break like this.
It IS possible for things to be better.
RUN don’t walk to your Pdoc and say you want the test from Genomind.
By the way I get absolutely nothing from them. They don’t know me. I don’t know them. Pure info sharing.