How much should 250mg of Depakote affect you?

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Captain Davy
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   Posted 7/14/2017 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
The title says it all. Starting towards the beginning of January/end of December, I was put on 1500 mg of Depakote, 25 mg of Anafranil, and 1 mg of Klonopin. As of maybe a month or two ago, I've only been on 250 mg of Depakote. I was hoping that such a low dosage would enable me to regain the majority of my ability to feel, but sadly it has not. It's given me a little more emotional flexibility, but I feel as if I'm apathetic almost every day. I remember once upon a time I used to have a strong sense of emotion. about nine months ago I was at a level of happiness (no it was not a manic episode) that I never thought possible. I call that feeling "home", and there's nothing more in the world that I want more than I want home. I wish to feel passion, ambition, sympathy, joy, excitement, humor, love... I have not been able to feel these things in so long. All I want is home.

Do you think that even such a low dosage of Depakote makes me feel this way?

P.S. I'm not "fully bi-polar". After a neuropsych evaluation it has been determined that my condition is unspecified, but it has elements of bipolar and anxiety disorder. I do not believe that what I am feeling is manic depression.

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   Posted 7/17/2017 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Captain Davy,

Welcome to the forum!

I have never used Depakote so I cannot provide much insight on my personal experience with this med.
However, I did a search on past post on this meds. You can have a read of it. Hope it helps:

I have read that Depakote causes mild drowsiness or weakness.

Sometimes, meds take some time before it starts working for you. It works differently for everyone. I would suggest you talk to your doctor if you continue to feel this way.

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