... never depakote, i have noticed some very slight hardly noticeable lower stomach pain, extreme constipation, i haven't eaten since the first day i started these meds, i notice I have dry mouth majority of the time but staying hydrated. My psych gave this to me for mood stabilization, I've seen many stories of side effects but none all that similar to mine. Anything will help, I'm going to get blood work tomorrow but i imagine i won't see the results right away