Mayo Clinic Offers New Genetic Test t...

Mayo Clinic Offers New Genetic Test to Help Manage Treatment fo...

There are 38 comments on the World of Psychology story from Jul 19, 2006, titled Mayo Clinic Offers New Genetic Test to Help Manage Treatment fo.... In it, World of Psychology reports that:

Mayo Clinic is offering a new genetic test to help physicians identify patients who are likely to have side effects from drugs commonly used to treat depression.

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Winkler, Canada

#23 Aug 5, 2011
Annette wrote:
I am a 46 year young female and I was on Lexapro for only 1-month and have lost 60-70% of my hair. I have bald spots on both sides of my head, on top of my head, the back and underneath. I am now forced to wear a wig! My Doctor and Pharmicist did not know about this side effect. It is devestating, embarrassing, and has made my self-esteem totaly void. This is something that should never have happened if I and my Doctor had been informed about this side effect.
Find a lawyer and sue.
Pietronella Friis

Providence, UT

#26 Nov 18, 2011
This will be a great help to people who have yet to take antidepressants. Most people are not aware of the severe side effects of antidepressants like Paxil. So if they are diagnosed to have severe side effects when taking Paxil, doctors can avoid prescribing it to them. You can also check this site http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-laws... to get more info on Paxil.
Sam

Collingwood, Canada

#27 Jun 17, 2012
I've been on Paxil CR for a year, noticed hair thinning. I went on Lyrica and hair started coming out in clumps. I took pics of this. My hair has gone from thick like Brad Pitt, to old-man bald in 6 months. Stopping these meds is very hard due to withdrawal. I'm wondering if it will grow back now? Living with hair and without are two entirely different lives. People look up at my head now! I've lost all my confidence.
Olga

West Chicago, IL

#28 Aug 3, 2012
The new genetic test to help manage treatment of depression is a good avenue to help reduce the number of people with the condition. http://www.zoloftlawsuithelpcenter.com/
kat

Asheville, NC

#29 Aug 3, 2012
test
kat

Asheville, NC

#30 Aug 3, 2012
I am happy to report that it has now been about a year since I quit Lexapro and my hair is once again as full and healthy as it once was. No more scalp sores etc. It took about 6 to 8 months off the Lexapro before I started noticing my hair was no longer coming out in brushfuls!
Garret

Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan

#32 May 26, 2013
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Phillip

France

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Davin

UAE

#41 Aug 16, 2013
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Diane

Pullman, WA

#43 Aug 20, 2013
I was on Lexapro for a little over a week when I noticed excessive amounts of my hair falling out in the shower. I consulted my Dr. right away and he said that the drug is not the cause of my hair loss. He advised that I definitely not discontinue the drug. I am going to find another Dr.
Agustin
#44 Sep 23, 2013
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#45 Sep 23, 2013
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#46 Sep 23, 2013
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Winslow

Tokyo, Japan

#50 Oct 14, 2013
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Dorcas

UK

#52 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/TRCx1y only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.
tori

Bismarck, ND

#55 Apr 14, 2016
I started lexapro about 5 months ago and lost so much hair i thought something was really wrong. Im stopping lexpro cold turkey! This is crap because no one told me this was a side effect! what the hell are we paying them for this! i asked several doctors and no one said lexpro and everyone knew i was on it! im not happy

Since: Aug 16

London, UK

#56 Aug 24, 2016
my friend is using watermans grow me at the minute her hair was so awful before been a couple of months now and her hair is thick lush and well nicer than mine
on amazon i think if not google it
Jan

Erie, PA

#57 Tuesday Nov 29
Was on lexapro for 2 years and experienced dry, brittle, thinning hair. Also burning scalp.
Was back and forth to drs during this time trying to find out what was happening. No one
Questioned the lexapro. I researched and discovered on my own. Very upset that I had to experience this agony. Big Pharma only cares about their profits as the consumer suffers.

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