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fast1
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   Posted 9/17/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello went to psch. Dr. today and she wants to put me on depakote.  I am presently on Lithum, abilify, lamictal, serquel.  she said i am not stable and they want to try a different avenue.  i want to know what others think about depakote, exsperiences.  should i try it?  thanks fast1.

Lildaisy
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   Posted 9/20/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I'm on it. I have seen a big improvement, but I still have my moments where I feel out of control and get mad for no reason. I have to talk to my doc about it. It's a good drug overall. I'm on the ER (extended release) tab. You'll have to get blood work done though to watch your liver, which I'm sure you know. I like it, but think we need to increase my dose or switch. You'll like it.

fast1
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   Posted 9/20/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much for the response. i was looking for that feed back to help make my disition. (spelling) i think i'll ask for the ER that you are on. i am on lithium so they have to take my blood for that so i guess i'll get both done in one shot. it can't hurt for me to try, since what i am on now is not working. thanks again and good luck with working with your doseage.

Lildaisy
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   Posted 9/20/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, ask about the ER. Depakote is typically dosed at different times of the day and most often people don't remeber so the extended release lasts for a full 24 hours. I haven't had any side effects. Like I said, I've seen a totally different side of me-for the better. Just gotta battle depression now. Good luck to you!
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