I was diagnosed BP 21 years ago and have been on Lithium almost consistently with many and varied anti depressants.
This latest episode has been in full swing (scuse the pun) for 18 months now, a hypo followed by a continuous low mood. My pdoc started me on Depakote which is being increased to 2000mg next month.
So far I have quickly gained weight, my hair started falling out and I am more 'spaced' than usual
(hard to imagine!). Recently I am becoming more depressed and very irritable.
Is this feeling better I wonder? Have I had the wrong idea all along??
Can anyone help me out
on this? How long before I feel a bit less like a bog worm? Do these symptoms suggest that
the Depakote is not working? I already feel I have to warn the family not to turn their back on me!
Be grateful of any feedback.