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Is weight gain inevitable on Depakote?

Posted 3 Jul 2012 by kristi1821 47 answers

I will be starting the medication next week and am terrifed of gaining weight. I'm on the hearvier side which has a lot to do with my depression, anxiety, negative self-image, mood swings etc. If I eat healthy and exercise, what are the chances that I will gain weight? In other words, does it ...

Depression - how long does it take for depakote to start working?

Posted 10 Mar 2010 by mrsgardner 4 answers

my doctor had just put me on depakote and i was wondering how long does it take to come in affect to where i will notice a difference?

Can I stop taking 500 mg. of Depakote cold turkey? My Neuro told me it was ok?

Posted 7 Apr 2012 by mibagents 3 answers

I was taking Depakote for PCS headaches for 3 months. First the Neuro told me to double the dose overnight because I was not getting better fast enough for him. That made me feel awful and raised my blood pressure so I told him I was going back down. He disagreed with me but said go ahead. Now he ...

Have experienced hair loss while taking Depokote ER, any experience if/when for regrowth?

Posted 12 Jul 2010 by sixcentz 14 answers

Was taking Depakote ER 500mg 2X day for three months for seizures. Begining of fourth month noticed significant hair loss. Fifth month medication was been changed to topamax. Hair loss has slowed but not stopped yet with no sign of regrowth. At this poit have lost about 20-25% of hair on top of my ...

Lose weight gained on Depakote?

Posted 23 Nov 2014 by Rosebud2012 5 answers

Starting from the beginning, I went to college in August 2012 and lost 30 pounds just from walking around campus through the semester even though I was eating my way through a depression. I was in the best shape of my life. Then, I was diagnosed with type 2 bipolar in December and had a severe ...

What is the recommended dose of Depakote ER to start with?

Posted 29 Jun 2011 by dirtybee 7 answers

My doctor started me on Depakote ER 500mg tablets, 3 tablets @ night = 1500mg is that alot to be starting out? He also added 900mg of Lithobid, 2mg of Kolonpin, and 600mg of Seraquel... I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II and this is my first time taking these medications... it just seems like ...

Bipolar Disorder - My docs recently put me on Depakote for a "mood Stabilizer" nice way of saying?

Posted 13 Apr 2013 by kalexa42 9 answers

... that i now am Bipolar! But this is causing to much weight gain. Is there a different or better medication that I can talk to my doc about, other than this Depakote? thanks

How long does Depakote take to work?

Posted 16 Aug 2009 by pattygayle 1 answer

What happens if I miss a dose of my depakote?

Posted 3 May 2010 by lll24 5 answers

I have been on Depakote for two years for bipolar disorder. My question is what happens if I miss a dose? I know that you can go into a seizure even if you've never had one but that is the extreme. What are the other side effects? I didn't take my medicine last night and I feel HORRIBLE ...

Depakote has given me the shakes in my hand, is this normal and will it go away?

Posted 5 Dec 2010 by Lizardoli 4 answers

Seizures - This past september I was in the hospital a week to try to get my siezures back under control, I missed on dose of Keppra xr and woke up early that morning having lost my bodily functions. The Neurologist added Depakote xr back to my regime and now I have the shakes in my hands like a ...

I started taking Depakote last night. It is not the ER and I started at 250mg and going to work my?

Posted 18 Dec 2011 by danielbonner 6 answers

... way up as needed. I was so sleepy all day. Does anyone have experience to tell me about how long it takes to adjust to the sedation? BTW. Going up to 500mg tonight

Depakote ER - Ammonia levels?

Posted 8 Jul 2013 by tursh 4 answers

I had the toxic ammonia levels and never once did anyone test me until I told my Dr. I was seeing worms in my cat's poop as I laughed. She said that I had to get an ammonia test and it didn't matter if I fasted. The longer you are on depakote your ammonia levels can do what mine did ...

Can a man taking depakote cause children to have birth defects and disabilities I have 3 kids same?

Posted 6 Feb 2016 by Grandma2014 7 answers

... dad all have disabilities from seizures to cerebral palsey Autism Adhd bipolar schitzofrinia cognitive disorder wheel chair bound to name a few

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