Thank you so much for your insight. It is very assuring for me to know others who have experienced this med. and this bi polar problem. Her Dr. did request a liver profile, a cbc, a valproic acid level test as well as her TSH and T4 since she has a thyroid problem. Do these sound like the tests you were talking about?
Again, thanks for your info. My daughter seems to be doing a whole lot better. She says she does get stomache problems with it, but her Dr. has changed her regimine to taking it at night so that it doesn't bother her in the daytime. I read one of the posts mentioned that, and I am relieved to see that my daughter's Dr. is doing the same as many of your Drs. did. It is so hard for me with my daughter being away from home for the first time...I want to be there to ask the Dr. all the questions
You know, as a parent I want to be in control of everything.