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

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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

Depakote
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Does it affect your hair and teeth?

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@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member
I took Depakote probably 15 years ago maybe 19, but depakote is awful. I went through those side effects. I lost hair I gained so much weight and yes it tires the hell out of… read more

Has Anyone Experienced Pregnancy With Epilepsy. Reducing Medication? What Are Your Experiences. Thanks
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Coming to the point in my life where I might want a family some day but don’t want to risk my health or child’s health due to the medication I am on or possible seizures while pregnant. My seizures are minor (I get Complex partial seizures) and remain fully conscious and alert and standing/sitting upright during a seizure. Any advice or experience would be appreciated thanks

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I believe there is no safe medication to take during pregnancy. I have four beautiful, intelligent children! We are definitely Blessed, cuz throughout all of them I was taking Depokote. I hated it… read more

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

Hair Loss
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Has your hair ever fallen out when using depicote?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

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

Is Depakote, Trileptal, Or Keppra The Best?
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Have you tried vimpat? Just got it added to my regimen

What Is The Most Commonly Used Anxiety Medication Used For Epilepsy?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

My drs taking me off Xanax bc he says it only last 4 hrs a day and that I need to be on something that lasts longer. He recently put me on klonopin but it feels like it’s doing the opposite effect on me?! My system is weird like that. I’m curious what do most of y’all take for anxiety??

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I wish could help out Stacy not needing them . Talk it through with your different DR and right balance . I'll be praying for you as always. Ericthom3

Hair Loss With Medications.
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have been on Depakote ER for some time. And just recently found out that the Depakote that I have been taking for my Epilepsy is what could be causing my hair loss. Has anyone else had this problem?

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My toes swelled up but didn't stay on it long enough to know if I would get hair loss, loosing hair from something else tho

Irritability Issues Since They Upped My Depakote Dosage. Has Anyone Else Had An Issue Such As This?
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I’ve been in the psych ward twice since they upped my dosage, but the dr.s don’t seem to put two and two together.

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@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member , My Pediatric Neurologist started me on Depakote & I saw him till I was in my late 20’s or about 30. By December 2018 I was 40 & had been on probably the same dosage of Depakread more

Is Anyone Else On Name Brand Depakote? Can You Still Get It? What Did Your Neurologist Change You To?
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I have been on Depakote name brand for 25yrs now. And suddenly we just can’t get it anymore. I tried generic but that didn’t work went from 3yr no seizures to 3 seizures per day.

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If the generic depakote is not working very well, it might be time to talk to your doctor about changing medication. I stopped taking it because of the liver damage the drug can do to your liver and… read more