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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 about 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 7 months ago

Medication

Medication

I was recently taken off of Keppra due to debilitating side effects that I couldn't grin and bare it, so to say. Have been placed on Gabapentin 900 mg a day. Seems to be helping my seizures stay at bay..but also hearing so much bad long term damage it may cause I'm at a loss. Has anyone else taken this and what are your thoughts, feedback of this medicine? I see another Neurologist in the metro area in July, i live in a very rural area.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If you have ever had these in the past…..

Breathing or lung problems
Kidney Disease
Diabetes
Drug addiction
Depression, Mood Disorder and Suicidal thoughts
Liver disease
Heart disease
And if… read more

posted about 24 hours 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 9 months ago

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Has your hair ever fallen out when using depicote?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Tonight lost like a chunk of my hair because of it.

posted over 5 years ago

Anyone Had Success With A Secondary Medication While Taking Depakote?

Anyone Had Success With A Secondary Medication While Taking Depakote?

My son has been seizure free for 3 months on Depakote. He takes 250mg twice a day. He recently has been having an increase in seizure activity. We have tried twice to up his dose of Depakote but he becomes Toxic. So that is not an option. Is there a secondary medication that will help him with his atypical absence seizures? I just hate to double because I feel the side effects become worse. Has anyone experienced this?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It takes many years to find out what will work for you and the amount you need. Then you must also take small steps while getting use to the drug and fighting through its side effects you may or may… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Changing Medications

Changing Medications

I have been on the same medication for a very long time. I recently changed jobs and have new insurance with a new dr. He has suggested new meds. I am honestly terrified. I know a lot of new discoveries have been made since I was first put on Depakote. This is the only one at the time that actually worked for me. But, now I am getting to mid 40s and approaching that lovely point of hormonal changes. I know from my past medical history this a time to get new welcome party from epilepsy. Not… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

SerenaLynn- I am not scared of the meds, it's what happens when I change medications. Early on every time I changed medication my seizures would just keep happening. We all know the side effects of… read more

posted about 2 months ago

How Frequent Are Your Petit Mal Seizures?

How Frequent Are Your Petit Mal Seizures?

Hello all
Ive had petit mal epilepsy and myoclonic epilepsy for 21 years now.

My neuro just took me off depakote and switched me to zonegran. Ive been taking depakote for over a decade and its controlled my seizures very well. Ive learned that since switching my petit mal seizures are one after another all day long. Its worse when im outside in the sunlight and I do have them indoors too (Which never happened when i was on depakote). This leaves me very fatigued and gives me a lot of… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Please tell Dr about your seizures change & how you feel on new med. My frequent partials are no worry-but back to back ones would be. Ask Dr. is this just cause of your initial reaction to new med &amp… read more

posted about 1 month ago