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Old 07-15-2005, 02:23 AM   #1
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Plz help, need info on depakote?

Does it help you sleep. I need to find a mood stabilizer that helps me sleep. Most of the antipschotics seroquel, risperadal, zyprexa make my heart race and cause dangerous abnormal ekgs. seroquel helped me sleep great, but doctor said I had to come off of it, due to abnormal ekg. Lithium helped my moods but didn't help me fall asleep, just made me feel tired most of the time.

 
Old 07-16-2005, 03:50 AM   #2
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Re: Plz help, need info on depakote?

according to our pharmist, it should make one very sleeppy
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Re: Plz help, need info on depakote?

I was on Depakote for a while, it's a great mood stabilizer, works great to control migraines, and does help you sleep. BUT...... I lost a lot of hair while taking it. and being a very vain 36 year old woman, I did not like losing my hair, so we switched to Topamax. Topamax will also help with sleep, but it has also been dubbed as the "stupid" drug. I only take 50 mg, but in higher doses, it can cause short term memory loss. IE: you forget where you put your car keys, you forget the names of people that you've known forever. I also found that on higher doses of Topamax, my taste sensations were really off and everything tasted like crap, especially carbonated beverages. All I could really taste was hot and spicy foods and salty foods. Really great for someone who is post-stroke with colitis. So the lower dose is best. Talk to your Doc I have been on a trial and error basis with my meds for almost 2 years now, and we are still playing with them. Kim

 
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