I was just perscribed this... I had a 3 level ( C3-C4 C4-C5 C5-C6 ) decompresive lamanectomy Spinal Stenosis 6/09... missed something on 2nd MRI... C7 is pinching off nerves left neck arms affecting whole body... I'm already on suboxone... helps every where else except left arm & neck can get to a 10... Lyraca & Gapapentain (suffering with edema since) didn't agree with me... so we are trying Divalproex Sodium. now I'm going to have a second operation ACDF... but until then... How is this med going to work on the nerves... I'm 40yrs old
4 Feb 2011
Not familiar with depakote (divalproex) being used for nerve pain but since you tried lyrica and gabapentin then I see the logic in the decision. You may have a few side effects like getting the shakes and increased appetite (not everyone gets these), but I would give it a try. Is the suboxone helping?
BTW, you are 40, you are young, lol.
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