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Depakote

Depakote

Has anyone taken Depakote? If so, did you experience any side effects?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It helped my son if wasn't for depkote he won't do things he loves doing what he wants to do it really helped him he really happy active 5 year old

posted over 1 year ago

Does Anyone Take Depakote? What Are The Side Affects You Experience?

Does Anyone Take Depakote? What Are The Side Affects You Experience?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don't believe I have ever been on that. they did put me on some medication that made me gain a lot of weight. I took it for about a year and then I had them put me on another medication. Happy… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Depakote

Depakote

Does it affect your hair and teeth?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Christine. I too have had a joint replacement (knee). I've lost hair but that is kinda natural for guys. Osteopenia, yes. I take Vitamin C and Calcium with zinc. I don't know whether it's… read more

posted 3 months ago

How Long Do Y’all Stay On A Med Before You Change Due To Not Working?

How Long Do Y’all Stay On A Med Before You Change Due To Not Working?

My great grandson has been on these meds now for over or almost a yr, his seizures are not controlled! Seems like getting worst!! Some days like today he had 15 drop seizures!! He is 2 yrs old and has LGS due to bacterial meningitis, so not born with epilepsy, these are not he meds he’s on. Do you think it’s time for a change?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks Peanuts! The parents got a dog but not trained on seizures! Would love for my grandson to have one. Will definitely pass this information to them. Thank has been my concern, him having seizures… read more

posted 6 months ago

Has Anyone Had Their Seizures Controlled Completely By Medicine And That Change?

Has Anyone Had Their Seizures Controlled Completely By Medicine And That Change?

I am aware that skipping pills could lead to seizures.I am on Vimpat and it has worked great but skipping pills could lead to grand mal seizures. I had a grand mal seizure about a month ago due to not taking my medicine correctly. I've been taking my medicine just fine recently but starting to have petit mal seizures (staring for 10/20 seconds). Can medicine just stop working? can epilepsy continue to get worse?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm taking 500mg of Dilantin (Phenytoin) daily. Been seizure free for about 25 years.

posted about 2 years ago

What To Eat When You Have Epilepsy?

What To Eat When You Have Epilepsy?

What should you avoid eating/drinking when you haves seizures/epilepsy? What should you eat/drink?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had my first seizure after eating Chinese food. Dr at hospital said “no more MSG. It’s amazing how much food has MSG in it! (Chips, soy sauce, etc.)

posted 6 days ago

Took Depakote And Lamictal At 4pm Instead Of 8am. Should I Take The Dose At 8pm?

Took Depakote And Lamictal At 4pm Instead Of 8am. Should I Take The Dose At 8pm?

I am so nervous. I missed my dose at 8 a.m. and cannot get ahold of my doctor. I take 500 mg of Depakote and 200 mg of Lamictal at 8am. and my next dose of 1000 mg of Depakote and 200 mg of Lamictal is at 8p.m. Should I take it or wait till tomorrow morning?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Good to hear everything turned out well for you and you didn’t have any problems!💜

posted 9 months ago

Took Depakote And Lamictal At 4pm Instead Of 8am. Should I Take The Dose At 8pm?

Took Depakote And Lamictal At 4pm Instead Of 8am. Should I Take The Dose At 8pm?

I am so nervous. I missed my dose at 8 a.m. and cannot get ahold of my doctor. I take 500 mg of Depakote and 200 mg of Lamictal at 8am. and my next dose of 1000 mg of Depakote and 200 mg of Lamictal is at 8p.m. Should I take it or wait till tomorrow morning?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you so much!! 😃

posted 9 months ago

Worst Med

Worst Med

i would like to know what is your worst meds? that one (or more) med that makes you have your seizures to worsen. mine is Depakote and Dilantin.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Depakote

posted 5 months ago