Posted by bleauberry on February 4, 2009, at 20:23:31
In reply to Re: SLS and all....My Parnate experience, posted by uncouth on February 4, 2009, at 11:17:57
> you mentioned you got a genetic test. how much was it, and did your doctor suggest it or did you suggest it. what lab did you use, and what else did it tell you besides MAO mutations?
It was a few hundred dollars, highly suggested by my doctor, some place called Neurological Research Institute, and looked at 30 different genes. At least now I know which genes, which metabolic pathways, are trouble spots and which aren't. I hope that will help to lessen guesswork.
I think the results of my Lyme labs tomorrow though will trump all. That's the big one.
> i'm very interested in getting a genetic test but not sure how useful it will be for my doctor. based on my research on reward deficiency syndrome, adhd, and depression, i suspect i have mutations in genes that control dopamine transporter expression and probably the SERT genes (of course these are pretty wildass guesses) or maybe the COMT Val/Met variations.
> What else did you learn with the test?