Hello all. My husband started taking Depakote last week and I noticed that by midweek he was looking REALLY tired! Anyone else have this side effect? Please share. Also VERY hungry!!! Is on the lowest dose suggested already. I asked him how he was feeling otherwise and he said, "I don't know". Oh boy. Great.
I asked him if it was ok for me to call the GP to discuss this side effect and to see what he recommended. Also asked if he wanted me to call to see if he could go in to see the psychiatrist sooner. Yes, he said it was fine to do all this.
The psych doesn't have availability until May!!! If the GP calls and says it's urgent, perhaps they can squeeze him in. Waiting for GP to call me back.
It was my understanding that psychiatrists not only perscribe meds, but counsel as well. I realized that the GP got his meds changed because he could, but I don't think he is comfortable treating this condition and suggested that we see the psych asap to take over the treatment.
I'm not necessarily pushing my husband to seek therapy just yet, just need the meds adjusted first, but figured we could kill two birds with one stone. Am I on the right track or not?