I have seizure like symptoms with a clean CT scan and EEG I was told to try Depakote by my doctor. I have been taking it for almost a week now and am still experiencing my symptoms. If the Depakote is working should these have stopped already or will it take some more time to work. The side effects have been pretty bad and I don't want to take this medicine any more if it is not working as it should.
It takes at least 2-3 weeks to know if it's helping, a revisit should have already been scheduled as the Dr knows this, and also the blood test for Valporic Acid levels as well. Recommend you do not mess with the prescribed dosage and give it time. Make the follow-up appointment 2-3 weeks out now, so you don't have to wait longer. Hang in there, I know this is not fun, but it's a start, and hopefully the condition isn't permanent since the scans were clear, but again, with seizures, their causes do not always show up in these tests.
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