to Depakote ER 750 mg (500 at night and 250 in the morning) or does it seem better to try more Depakote 1st? I am trying to avoid side effects thats why I'm asking if 2 proven meds are better at a low dose or does staying with just Depakote but going up around 1250 mgs seem like a better option? Thanks
I would think that taking 2 meds instead of 1 would seem to cause more side effects. I'm Bi Polar and have been on just about every med there is for it. Doctors have told me that for extreme mania lithium is the gold standard, however it is an older drug and can have nasty side effects by itself. Lithium is a metallic salt. So, you have to watch fluid intake and get blood tests sometimes. When I took it last the mania went away but I felt sick and run down every day. I told my doctor I wanted off of It. But everyone is different. And you also have to weigh the side effects with the severity of the mania. Good luck.
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