I was diagnosed with depression when I was 23. For over a year I just did not feel right. I continued to tell this to my psychiatrist who did not take heed my warnings. At one point my depression was so bad I attempted suicide. While I was an in-patient at the hospital I was tested and given the new diagnosis of mood disorder and PTSD. I insisted that I did not feel right and I knew my medication was to blame. It made me feel suicidal, and clouded my thoughts. My psychiatrist refused to look into changing my medication and did not believe in genetic testing. Instead my general practitioner insisted I take the GeneSight test.
Getting the GeneSight test was extremely easy and I wish I had known about it years ago. Once we got the results of the test we could see that my old medication was in the red category of the report. My doctor put me on a medication that was in the green category of the GeneSight test and weaned me off of my old medication.
I have been on the new medication for six weeks and I already feel better. Although I am still weaning off of the old medication I feel more normal and balanced. I am not edgy or jumpy. I am going to therapy and I feel like I am on my way to being my old self. The test results have opened a whole new world for me. I am no longer walking around in a fog. Had I not taken the test and gotten on the right medication I would still be suicidal. I feel as though the test saved my life.