The anxiety/depression and med problems

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i have anxiety/depression problems. Being very drug sensitive getting me on a med is very difficult. Experimenting with them makes for loss of time in improvement. Today I learned from my new counsellor there is a test done by a mouth swap or blood test that will show which med is appropriate for a person with fewest side effects. There is a doctor near my location that does this. I plan to inquire about doing this. I understand this test is available for all Ned's not just antidepressants. For those like me who have difficulty with meds this is valuable

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    If you can get that test thats very cool. Many doctors dont do that. Sounds like a fantastic idea. 
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    That's interesting, That would save a lot of time,and get you feeling better. Once you get on the right one,it won't be long. Glad you are getting help. Good luck!!

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    This test sounds interesting! I wonder exactly what they would be checking for because in many (if not most) cases the patients tolerance for a drug is dependent on three main factors: firstly whether the patient is allergic to the medication, secondly, if they have any other conditions which would prevent them from taking it due to the side effects and thirdly whether they are on any medicines that would interact with it. The test might check for allergies but they other two things would need to be checked by a pharmacist or a dr.

    On a different note, have you tried any natural therapies like St Johns Wort? Are you on any other meds? Are you allergic to any medicines?

    Hope you are successful in seeking treatment for this smile

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      Ok... Ask your dr for a full blood check especially your vitamin d levels... Low vitamin d levels can be a major contributing factor in depression. It can be easily rectified with high dose vit d supplements...

      Also check up st John's Wort and Moringa... Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before deciding to take any of these.

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