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Can IBS be hereditary?

Posted 12 Aug 2013 by SJACadet 3 answers

My mum has IBS and over the last two years I have been getting some of the IBS symptoms pointed out by the NHS Choices website. I just wanted to know if I possibly might of inherited IBS.

Has anyone had a Genesight test before, or something like it? It's a genetics test?

Posted 13 Dec 2014 by StephanieAlice 5 answers

I had my first Genesight test done yesterday - it's supposed to give me a definite psych diagnosis, which my new doc thinks I need because I've had so many bad reactions to medications that are supposed to be helpful for people with Major Depression. She also did a pain management ...

Has anyone been recommended to take Xarelto for three months only to treat DVT in leg?

Posted 3 Nov 2016 by Kara2016 2 answers

I am a 40 year old female with no genetic predisposition for blood clots. On 9/4/16 I had a sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins on my left calf and three weeks after that I developed a superficial blood clot and DVT which is attached high in my tigh. The doctor told me I should be on the medicine ...

Taking 25 mg losartan for 10 years and hair is thinning more during past year?

Posted 15 Feb 2017 by knitsie 1 answer

I am 68 years old and have been on losartan, 25 mg over 10 years. I tolerate the drug well. However I note increased more thinning of my hair top and sides during the past year. It may be genetic (alopecea) but I am wondering if it is also due to the losartan. Hesitant to change medications. Blood ...

Doxycycline - Does doxy work? I’ve been on it for 4 days and nothing is happening?

Posted 1 Aug 2018 by Tiffanyrose77 0 answers

I took apo sulfatrim for acne, but it wasn’t prescribed to me, it was my sisters, as acne is genetic we both have the same problem, I took it for 7 years and it worked so well, I never had any breaks outs, but if I didn’t take it for a few days , a pimple would appear, I would the take ...

Armodafinil - Day 5 on nuvigil: feeling tired. I've tried everything for my ADHD?

Posted 11 Nov 2015 by Archermlt 2 answers

Here's the deal, I'm paradoxiccal on every medication. My Pdoc did genetic testing and found that nuvigil would be great. Started nuvigil with lamectal and felt better than ever: free month from pharm co. Insurance denied it until I tried modafinil I wasn't impressed. Started nuvigil ...

My son has ADHD along with a genetic disorder and mood swings?

Posted 16 Sep 2018 by krekat 1 answer

He has been on Adderall and a mood stabilizer. He is going to be 8 years old in 2 months. What do I need to know about this?

Transient Ischemic Attack - I am a 45 year old woman, with barely controllable genetic based high?

Posted 7 Jul 2013 by kellylynne1968 2 answers

... chol and trigs. I started having stroke like symptoms 4 years ago, they did an MRI and found 20 brain lesions and started to thing MS. After six months of testing a neurologist said the lesions looked more like stroke lesions. They questioned TIAs. I have not had any attacks for a year (numb in ...

Upward palpebral slant?

Posted 7 Oct 2014 by curiositykills 2 answers

I'm the only one in my family with an upward palpebral slant. No down syndrome & no known diseases or illnesses. My fathers side doesn't have it and my mother doesn't, unsure of her family because she is adopted. Is this a hidden gene from my mothers side that didn't show up ...

Switching from Paxil to Fetzima, no taper?

Posted 17 Feb 2015 by annaira 2 answers

I've been taking Paxil for +/-20 years and it's not working for me anymore. I recently had the genetic testing to help determine what Rx would work best for me and both Pristiq and Fetzima were recommended. Doc wants me to stop Paxil (no taper) and start taking Fetzima. I'm really ...

Suprep - How does it really taste? I always need an anti nausea prior to other preps?

Posted 9 Apr 2015 by dreading 2 answers

I have had colon cancer and need to have a colonoscopy every two years due to a genetic condition. Too much stress and the prep just makes it worse. So, does the Suprep really have a tolerable taste?

Has anyone done genetic testing for psychotropic drugs?

Posted 14 Oct 2018 by Jessica1207 1 answer

I’m going to be doing a genetic test for psych drugs and I’m wondering if anyone’s had any experience with this. I’ve been on too many medicines to count over the years and nothing yet has seemed to help the panic in a sustainable way

Are side effects of SSRI's similar with family members?

Posted 13 Sep 2014 by roughspun 1 answer

My mother and I both have panic disorder (yay genetics). About 10 years ago I was prescribed Lexapro and within 3-4 days I was ten times worse and stopped taking them. Eventually I got better for a few years, but recently my panic cycle has come back. I mentioned to my doctor the problem I had with ...

MTHFR C360 genetic mutation?

Posted 6 Oct 2015 by dwynjanicec 1 answer

Blood test was done and dr found i have a genetic mutation that does not allow my medications (for severe depression/anxiety) to "break the blood barrier" to my brain and hence, why i continue to suffer. They prescribed a folic acid called Deplin that "broke the blood barrier" ...

I have a disease they are telling me is Charcot Marie Tooth. They have explained it is a genetic?

Posted 13 Aug 2016 by Amy Sc 2 answers

... disorder stemming from a bad gene,BSCL-2. I am also having trouble finding a doctor that understands this chronic pain condition and had to suffer complete withdraws from pain medicine. I am terrified of having to put my faith in a doctor but cannot suffer with this pain. Has anyone found help ...

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