I currently take 1500 mg of depakote..50 mg of zoloft... and 10 mg of Buspar 2x a day for bipolar.
Why does depakote have to make my hair fall out? Is lithium a better switch or is lamictal?
- 15 Apr 2016 by Edwardo0403
- 10 May 2016
- buspar, depakote, lamictal, zoloft, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, lithium, side effect, hair
Hi, Ed! Alopecia is a very rare, but reported, side effect of Depakote and unfortunately ALL drugs come with side effects. Just from my personal experience neither Lamictal or Depakote worked well for me but lithium is a G*dsend. I've taken it for almost 5 years and find it extremely effective with no side effects at all. Of course, that's me and it might be entirely different for you but I think it's worth discussing with your doctor.
One drawback would be that you'd need to a blood test performed every 3-6 months, but that's no big deal in my mind.
Best of luck with this, Ed, and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to post again. We're here to lend support in any way we can! Wildcat
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