User Reviews for Depakote ER
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Reviews for Depakote ER to treat Mania
"Depakote has really helped to get me out of the fog of mania. By the same token, so has lithium. I have found, though, that taking both together (by a doctor's suggestion) keeps the number of episodes pretty low. I don't know about anyone else, but sometimes when I get manic, I spiral out of control and actually experience psychosis ( which is terrible). Good medicine though...better with other medicines."
Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 26, 2012
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking Depakote ER for about 9 months. I have found it helpful for the mania. The bad side effect is that I gained about 30pounds."
Lilraidermom September 8, 2009
19 users found this comment helpful.
"Great medicine, it's the only one that stops the agitation that comes with being too manic for too long. It keeps me from crashing after mania because the mania never peeks. I would have given it a 10, but sometimes a little coffee can make me get manic even though I have taken the medicine."
popeye1167 August 19, 2008
26 users found this comment helpful.
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