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   Posted 5/29/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello friends!

I usually post in the Anxiety / Panic boards, but I'm new to this area of the site. I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I just started taking depakote about a month ago and things are going relatively well. I really crave carbs, but i managed to lose a little bit of weight. I'll keep everyone posted on the weight gain thing or hair loss thing, as those are both really hard to deal with.

Have a great night_
Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, possibly Bipolar 2.

"We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves."
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/30/2008 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome.  You will find lots of friendly support here.  Glad to have you.  I am Missflip.   I am bipolar II with anxiety and panic attacks.  I am also pregnant with my second child and off one of my medications.
You will find all kinds of wonderful people here who can relate to you.  I know I certainly have.
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty

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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dan,

Welcome to our board! The A/P boards are pretty cozy; I hope we can live up to them. :-) Jump right in wherever you feel comfortable, we're glad you're here.

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   Posted 5/30/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dan,

You're always welcomed here. I have bi-polar, anxiety, arthritis & crohns disease. I bounce around quite a few of the boards here.

I was on depakote and it worked really well for me. I understand about the cravings and weight gain. I had gained a little more weight that I was happy with and asked to be put on something else. It took a very long time and I almost considered going back on it just to have some type of stability in my life. Thankfully I finally was able to adapt to another drug.

Hope you continue to do well on it. Not everyone experiences the weight gain.

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