Depakote Side Effects

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  1. link Jneighbors
    Depakote centrum silver, noticable hair loss, selenium, depakote er, dry itchy skin
    I have been taking 100 mg Depakote ER for several months and had noticable hair loss combined with dry, itchy skin. How I cured it: One tab Centrum Silver multiviatmin per day provides the zinc and selenium you need to avoid this side effect. Also ta - 44% more...
    Jneighbors- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depakote
  2. link Lois Reek
    I have been taking 1,000 mg of Depakote ER for 6 months and have lost a lot of hair and my skin is very dry.
    Lois Reek- over a year ago
  3. link 1501ksl3
    Quitting Depakote cold turkey
    Hi, I have a question about stopping Depakote cold turkey. I have been taking it for almost a year now for bipolar disorder. What are the side effects of doing it this way? I haven't taken my 750mg dose in over a week and I have had insomnia, lack of - 26% more...
    1501ksl3- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Depakote
  4. link Alotoflizzard
    i stopped taking my 1500 mg depakote a week ago and am still yet to expereince any side effects.
    Alotoflizzard- over a year ago
  5. link Kbkhan
    Depakote control seizures, lamictal, memory, taking the gre, depakote
    I was taking Lamictal (600 mg) for 8 years and had 2 minor seizures per week. I was able to read, write, good memory, think and talk properly. My doctor added Depakote(750 mg/day) to control seizures. My seizures almost stopped in 4 weeks. However my - 41% more...
    Kbkhan- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depakote
  6. link Woodm
    I occasionally have trimmers on depakote. My doctor ask me today to consider switching to lamicral. Little concerned because depakote eliminates my seizures. If anyone has been through this change I'd like to know. All I can think is if it ain't brok - 6% more...
    Woodm- over a year ago
  7. link Tadpolerka
    I am having the shakes as well. I am switching from Depakote to Lamictal. I'm currently at 500mg Depakote 2x day and 25 mg Lamictal 3x day (soon to move up to 4x day). I cannot wait to stop taking the Depakote. It has made me gain 20 lbs and doing ma - 72% more...
    Tadpolerka- over a year ago
  8. link Wildrose1318
    My migraine medicine is giving me headaches
    I just started Depakote 5 days ago. Since starting it my face has felt numb, I've had cramps in the back of my tongue, I'm exhausted all the time, and have kept a steady headache. I noticed last night that my ears have started ringing. I'm waiting to - 33% more...
    Wildrose1318- over a year ago - in Depakote
  9. link Trillian
    Depakote state of panic, hallucinations, haze, shakes, finding a psychiatrist
    I would like to know if anyone has stopped taking Depakote 250mg suddenly. I have been taking this prescription for three days and feel worse than I did before. I am constantly in a haze or state of panic. Nothing feels "right." I am always - 41% more...
    Trillian- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depakote
  10. link Boricuacristina22
    I've been on Depakote and Topamax for 8 years i'm always miserable. I can never concentrate on anything. I do not remember anything.. It's terrible, I'm always nauseous. I've gained weight. I know the feeling of nothing feeling right.. Sometimes I fe - 49% more...
    Boricuacristina22- over a year ago
  11. link Sizzlebecki
    I've been on 500 mg of Depakote (250 in am, pm) coupled with 75mg Lamictal and 400mg of Seroquel for a few years now. When the Depakote was introduced I had some weight gain and a SERIOUS simple carb craving (think sugar all the time!). However, I ha - 53% more...
    Sizzlebecki- over a year ago
  12. link Chelly27
    Depakote personality disorder, self harm, moods, x2, appetite
    I have been on Depakote 1000mg x2 daily for 2 months now. I am experiencing really itchy skin so bad i can break the skin.Also my appetite has increases loads and i'm tired a lot of the time. I take it for personality disorder and i think i have noti - 32% more...
    Chelly27- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Depakote
  13. link Kiss4carebear
    I would have to agree with both of you. I have always been a very athletic person and now that I am 40 I am finding out that all these medications I have been given by dr's over the past years have been killing my kidneys...now my kidney function is - 82% more...
    Kiss4carebear- over a year ago
  14. link Itsme295
    Depakote pregnancy baby, lamictal, mths, gain weight, weight gain
    I WAS ON DEPAKOTE FOR YEARS AND WAS VERY THIN WHEN I STARED IT FOR MY SEIZURES ALL I CAN SAY IS WEIGHT GAIN WEIGHT GAIN!!!! AND I USED TO HIT UP THE GYM AND WORK OUT WITH A TRAINER SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK AND NEVER LOST IT UNTIL I GOT PREGNANT AND STOPP - 37% more...
    Itsme295- over a year ago - in Depakote
  15. link Bdog
    Depakote low blood pressure, thyroid problem, medicenes, thyroid problems, thyroid gland
    I had been treated with Depakote, Lamictal, Lithium, Fluoxetine and more (I do not even remember all of them...). I have been depressed most of my adult life I guess. My depression caused me to destroy many relationships, loose friends, making me una - 84% more...
    Bdog- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depakote
  16. link Babygrl23
    Hi my name is Alisha A.Albritton I am 23 years old and I was put on depakote because I was have suicideal though at 14 years old and I am still have those though is their another medication that will help me want to live
    Babygrl23- over a year ago
  17. link Beth46
    Depakote hand tremors, stomach pains, lethargy, hair loss, handwriting
    stomach pains, hair loss, hand tremors, lethargy
    Beth46- over a year ago - in Depakote
  18. link Topamaxdietpill
    Depakote gaining weight, bad experience, migraines, gain weight, topamax
    I was put on Depakote for my migraines after I had a bad experience with Topamax. It helped great with my migraines, but the weight I gained from being on it was not worth it. I have not taken it in probably 3 years, but I still cannot get my weight - 57% more...
    Topamaxdietpill- over a year ago - in Depakote
  19. link Laketta30
    Depakote weight gain, bipolar, couple of days, slow movement
    I just started on this med a couple of days ago and it's already got me feeling ill. I have nightmares all the time, i was also just diagnosed with bipolar. Tired, slow movement, slowed mind, weight gain. Can't deal with this and i just started it.
    Laketta30- over a year ago - in Depakote
  20. link Danielmayt
    Stopping cold turkey
    My son is 18 and he is on depakote 1500mg am and 1500mg pm. If he goes off cold turkey what should we expect?
    Danielmayt- over a year ago - in Depakote
  21. link Mftunz
    Depakote loss of memory, depakote er, seizure episodes, bizarre dreams, dilantin
    I was recently taken off Dilantin and given Depakote ER. I had a terrible reaction at first. Seizure episodes, nausea, loss of memory, etc. I was told that this was a "transitional reaction". Have been on Depakote ER for two weeks and am ex - 31% more...
    Mftunz- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depakote
  22. link Patrick8
    The same thing happened to my on he was on Dilantin for may years along with a couple of other seizure med got a new doctor and was taken off all and put on Depkote. He started having huge seizures after about a week. Had to be hospitalized for breat - 24% more...
    Patrick8- over a year ago
  23. link Patrick8
    The same thing happened to my son and he started having very hard seizures. Had to be put back on Dilantin
    Patrick8- over a year ago
  24. link Cathy10563
    panic disordere
    My doctor put me on depakote for panic disorder, I am not sure he has made the right decision. Should I be taking depakote for panic disorder. The reason why he gave me the depakote is because in the past I have had bad reactions to anti depressants. - 65% more...
    Cathy10563- over a year ago - in Depakote
  25. link Cynkay2
    Depakote zyprexa, nightmares, insomnia, fear, sleep
    My son's on 500mg. Depakote along w/Zyprexa for past 8 months. In past month he's had insomnia and doesn't want to go to sleep for fear of nightmares. He's dreaming he's going to die and someone's going to take him. Recently, i've read where Depakote - 16% more...
    Cynkay2- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depakote
  26. link Propsguy
    get him to a competent therapist who doesn't believe in drugs and get hlm weaned off these drugs before he commits suicide!
    Propsguy- over a year ago
  27. link Sapphire3578
    Depakote care physican, seizure disorder, serum levels, keppra, medical discharge
    My son has been taking Keppra since his first seizure last year when he was 18, starting out with 500g. He kept having the seizures (all grand mal) off and on and because he was planning on going into the military, he was told that because of the sei - 91% more...
    Sapphire3578- over a year ago - in Depakote
  28. link Brrrbob
    Nightmares?
    I just started and am sleeping well, but with vivid dreams, not all bad, but quite vivid.
    Brrrbob- over a year ago - in Depakote
  29. link Jwildflower
    Depakote pills, wein, medication, medicine, depakote
    sounds like several people want to get off of this medication. glad i didn't start my son on it. if you wanna get off of it, just wein yourself off. either talk to your doctor about lower dosages or start cutting your pills in 3/4 for a week or two, - 43% more...
    Jwildflower- over a year ago - in Depakote
  30. link Gigg
    Depakote homicidal thoughts, ups and downs, happy all the time, suicidal thoughts, ups
    I am diagnosed with bipolar - The Dr.s gave me Depakote and I took it for a good 3mo before A) Returning to the Dr. to be treated for my constant DEPRESSION B) having the WORST SUICIDAL/HOMICIDAL thoughts of buying a gun and using it... They wouldn't - 67% more...
    Gigg- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Depakote
  31. link Pontlyn
    Hi I found when Depokote was added 1,000mgs at once i was so dead to everything felt totally in fog and dull so second time around added 125mgs every 2 weeks than i dont get this feeling
    Pontlyn- over a year ago