my doctor had just put me on depakote and i was wondering how long does it take to come in affect to where i will notice a difference?
12 Mar 2010
I started off with Depakote and Neurontin, for a few years, it seemed to do me good. Then the dr weened me off Depakote and put me on Lamictal which works even better.
For my depression I have recently been taking this med Pristiq, its a fairly new med and it has really made a big difference in my depression. I was suffering severe depression, and moreso in the past few weeks but, after a few days of the Pristiq, wow! what a difference.
I think when I started with the Depakote it took a couple of weeks but, I couldnt function much during the day taking it so I would only take them at nite. It worke out good, it stays in your system a long time. I would schedule important things in the mornings and prepare lighter things by afternoon when the meds would be weakening.
See how it works if you are too impared during the day. Best wishes, Lin
21 Sep 2011
I'm given to understand that it is fast-acting... at least that was my experiences for the couple of times that I entered a manic episode. But it was also coupled with an atypical anti-psychotic, and bear in mind that this was my treatment for bipolar disorder. It is also strong enough to stay in your bloodstream for about a week - 10 days after you quit; it is a powerful drug. So I would expect that it should kick in fairly rapidly after consumption...
11 Mar 2010
hi mrs gardner, ive had depression for the last several years,and ive tried some of everything,its going to take at least two to three weeks for you to notice a differance,i take effexor rx,wellbutrin,and valium, neurotin and several other med. it takes a litle time for it to grt in your system but dont give up. all the meds i take ive been tacking so long i think my body is immune to it so the pain is just something i have to deal with,
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