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  •  Depakote - yes (1+ / 0-)
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    riverlover

    It's also used for migraines and seizures. You have to wean off of it while bumping up the new meds so you don't end up having a bad reaction (including seizures).  I had to do that switching from Depakote to Lamictal for migraines.

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    by Spathiphyllum on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:29:50 AM PST

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    •  Darn. I took the entire summer to wean off (1+ / 0-)
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      an SSRI, only to have a manic episode at age 54. Thus, depakote. These psychoactive compounds are almost not worth the effort.

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      by riverlover on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:55:22 AM PST

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      •  It only took a few weeks to wean off of depakote (0+ / 0-)

        and switch to lamictal.

        But...then I got the lamictal rash and had to quit it cold turkey. My neuro switched me to keppra and a combo of other meds. Keppra alone doesn't work as well as the lamictal on my migraines, but the combos are getting closer to the mark.

        It's a very bumpy road finding the right treatment/combo for any conditions, but once you hit the mark it's all worth the effort.

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        by Spathiphyllum on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 11:02:18 AM PST

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