... years old. An annual camping trip is coming up in two weeks. I'm not a heavy drinker but will a couple of beers cause a problem. I know drugs and alcohol are always discouraged but I will have only been on the Depakote for a month and won't drink more than 2-4 beers. Advice from any new Depakote users? Not sure if it makes a difference but the first week I had horrible side effects; nausea, unable to sleep at night but sleepy/tired all day, mild dizziness and extreme fatigue.