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Is weight gain inevitable on Depakote?

Posted 3 Jul 2012 by kristi1821 41 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?

How long does Depakote take to work?

Posted 16 Aug 2009 by pattygayle 1 answer

Is it normal to be more agitated and aggravated easily when you miss a dose?

Posted 5 May 2017 by gowenheather 1 answer

I've been on depalote for 6 months now. At first its a low dose. Then I told him I still get hot flashes, sweat pouring, pale, and vomit. So he up my dose to 500 Mg's 2xs daily. The symptoms disappeared and been seizure free. But I skip doses cause the pills are huge and even cutting them ...

Lithium & Abilify are not a good combo for me. What should I Take Instead, for Bipolar Mania?

Posted 17 Apr 2017 by RIGGER_JIM 3 answers

I currently take 30mg Abilify and 900mg lithium carbonate, daily. I was on Abilify, Depakote, and Zyprexa, and that wasn't good either. I kept getting blood work done, and it kept coming back worse and worse for my liver. So now I take Lithium and Abilify. Intially, I lost 20 lbs, but now ...

Haloperidol - Haldol dosage and insomnia?

Posted 28 Apr 2017 by ablueyedsissy 0 answers

I have read so much negative about haldol but found this site that has some positive. Haldol works for my son. He was taking 5 mg a day along with depakote for a year and a half of stabilization and no inpatient hospitalization.Unfortunately he stopped taking it when I told him how good he's ...

Depakote - Sodium Valproate and Fluoxetine for Depression?

Posted 20 Apr 2017 by MsKaluah 0 answers

I've taken many types of antidepressants over the past 17 years, but never made it out ofdepression for very long at a time. My new psychiatrist prescribed me Sodium Valproate (1000mg) about 8 days ago to take alongside the Fluoxetine (60mg) I've been on for a while (it helps with my OCD ...

Depakote - does Depakote treat anxiety?

Posted 14 Apr 2017 by gaylej 1 answer

How does Depakote treat anxiety?

Severe panic attacks and feel like I can't breathe. I've been trying breathing exercises nkt workin?

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Sindorf88 1 answer

I suffer from panic attacks and anxiety 24 hours a day. I feel as if I cannot breath and I'm scared to take medications. I was in Lexapro and depakote for about 5 years and I was fine on both of them. But my doctors wanted to see how I would do without them so I stopped and I was fine for a ...

Depakote ER Weight Gain?

Posted 20 Mar 2017 by Newyorkgal35 2 answers

My Dr. is wanting to take me off Trileptal and try me again on Depakote ER. I am not remembering if this is one of the many meds I gained weight on. Very worried about trying it again but, the Trileptal doesn't seem as effective anymore. Any insight to others experiences?

What is Depakote ER 1000?

Posted 25 Mar 2017 by miamitennismom 1 answer

Highly selective dopamine blocker?

Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Dee90 1 answer

I'm looking for a highly selective dopamine blocker that will help with psychotic behavior as well as don't cause tardivedskinesia? Currently on risperdone 3 mg and depakote 500mg?? Any suggestions...

Depakote and Anxiety?

Posted 3 Feb 2017 by FreshBakedFreak 1 answer

Can Depakote be used for severe anxiety, or is it better for bipolar and depression? I may have been mis-prescribed ONCE AGAIN. I JUST need a non anti-psychotic medication that helps with severe anxiety. I've already been on Paxil and it was for too long thus it no longer works. Zoloft and ...

Latuda for volatile reactions?

Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Mystwaker 3 answers

So I have been taking Depakote now for about 3 months and my doc has dialed me in at 1500mg at night and Lamictal 100mg in the morning, Celexa 20 mg in the morning also. I was also taking Seroquel 25mg at night but it was making me too drowsy during the day. He has taken me off the Seroquel and ...

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