Depakote Rant

I really can no longer live like this.
I will be talking to my psychiatrist about doing something about the Depakote I’m taking.
It’s turned me into a Vegetable.
I’m dragging my feet and basically living off of the couch!
I don’t know if it’s the combo of Risperidone and Depakote, but I barely have the energy to dress myself or brush my teeth!
Today I barely could stand on my feet!
I had to sit in the car while my 83 year old father did the food shopping!

My psychiatrist thinks it’s ok for me to live like this.
She refuses to adjust my meds.
Well I’ve had enough!
I refuse to waste away!

Tomorrow I see her and I will be demanding for some relief.

I’m going to ask to be taken off of the Depakote.
It stabilizes my moods but at a big expense.

It’s also making me eat like there is no tomorrow!
I can’t stop gaining weight!

Rant over.

Depakote made me lie in bed all day, too. It’s an awful drug to be on long-term. Made me see monsters, too, but that’s besides the point. I hope your doctor listens to you.

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I’ve tried all of the major mood stabilizers already.
Lithium, Tegretol, Lamictal, Depakote.
What’s next Topamax? … Please.

My brother hated depakote as well, though he was on it for epilepsy. He quit it. I hope you can find a better alternative. Actually I’ve never met anyone who liked it, the people at my hospitalization thing that were on it hated it too.

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