Afraid to be on and off depakote


#1

So my pdoc explained to me one of the bad things about depakote is if u get pregnant on it ur child can have issues where there spinal cord dosent connect to the brain properly… my boyfriend and me have sex without condoms but I am on birth control, it scares me everytime I’m bout to have my "monthly"that it won’t show up and I’ll have a still born or physically disabled child… but… at the same time I’ve been on it since I’ve been diagnosed, 9 years, and I don’t know what’d I’d be like without it, it’s the only med I’ve been steady on, the others I’ve had dosage changes and complete med change… ‘sigh’ to be a schz chick…:confused:


#2

Yeah, Depakote has been a lifesaver for me.
Don’t know what I’d do without it.