My friend had her son tested and shared the results with our group. It outlined 3 categories of medications: “green” (use as directed), “yellow” (use with caution) or “red” (use with increased caution). It also was able to determine if folic acid was being metabolized properly. According to my friend’s doctor, folic acid is important for the brain when it comes to utilizing the medications given to the brain. In my friend’s case, they determined that his body wasn’t metabolizing the folic acid effectively, thus explaining why for years the meds weren’t as affective as they should’ve been. The doctor is now able to address the folic acid deficiency with a form of supplemental folic acid that’s already broken down so it can easily be absorbed.
The idea behind this testing is that doctors can receive individual insight into each patient and make better medication decisions, thus minimizing the trial and error method. Wouldn’t that be a blessing! To think we could’ve avoided some of the bad interactions we experienced over the years. This is definitely worth looking into. At this point, I’m not advocating this test, but just wanted to share with you what I found. I’ve requested this testing for both of my boys and look forward to discussing it further with our psychiatrist later this week. I’ll let you know if we pursue it and if we do, I’ll share our results.
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