I have to speak from personal experience, that the most difficult part in dealing with mental illness is going through the process of finding the right medication… followed but the right dose.
If you are brand-new to exploring treatment, let me be the first to tell you that all Antidepressants are not the same. You see your medical provider, and they start with a medication of their choice. The plan is for you try it for 3-4 weeks, and see if it produces results that are helpful. The challenge is….. many of us went through MULTIPLE medications to find the right one. For me…it was 9 different meds, over the period of 1 year.
Many patients give up, saying “I’ve tried meds… they don’t work!” Some experience (as I did) psychotic events results from the wrong medication, which just about took me out of the game. It’s frustrating, exhausting, and an emotional roller coaster of hoping that this next one will be it.
I’m very excited to tell you about the latest “Buzz” in the treatment of mental health. It involves genetic testing, producing results that guide your medical provider to the most likely medication that will successfully treat you. “Drug Gene” testing is the name of this breakthrough.
So, if you have been hesitant to go down that long path before, I invite you to consider Drug Gene testing…. this will get you to the front of the line quickly, and might be the answer that you have been looking for. Ask your medical provider about it, or you can visit many of the numerous clinics that are doing this now. Here is just an example of one: