Hey. I didn't have any side effects with Lamictal but it didn't work for me either. Tegretol works the best for me. With Depakote I had lots of side effects (major hair loss, shakes, headaches, sick at my stomach, lost weight). Now that doesn't mean that you will have those problems; it could work great for you. Just letting you know my experience with them. I will never take Depakote again.
Good luck. There are other meds you could take other than those. Talk with your doc and work with him/her. Take care.
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