whenever I mentioned weight gain to my pcp or my psyc. dr they admitted it causes weight gain, but without much conviction. I finally did my homework. I have blown up to a size that I have never been outside of pregnancy. It is having a very negative impact on my life. Recently, I tried lamictal, but I felt so weird on it, I couldn't take it and I was missing more and more work because of it. So I went back to depakote. What are my alternatives? My legs, feet, and back actually hurt often now without much physical exertion, and it has to be the weight. I am barely 5'1" and I now weight 166 pounds. That is at least 40 pounds overweight. I am willing to do the work to take it off, but I don't want to keep fighting depakote if I don't have to.
Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.