Re: Depakote/ Valporic Acid for Anxiety Treatment?
Personally, I'm bipolar w/extreme anxiety as well. I take depakote and I've found that both my bipolar and my anxiety symptoms are more manageable. However, because I'm suffering both conditions, I can't really determine if it's the depakote that's helping the anxiety or if the stabilization of my moods has helped. I'm also on zoloft and klonopin, so there's yet another kink in the idea that I'll ever be able to figure out what exactly is helping me! If your doctor is wanting to try the depakote on you, I would say you might as well at least try it. As for weight gain, I'll admit that I was a bottomless pit when I first started taking it but that particular side effect subsided and I'm now ok.