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Old 11-08-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy has anyone ever tried Depakote ER? i was on Lithium but i wont take it anymore

i go to my doc on saturday and im gonna tell him i wanna try Depakote ER .

i took my last pill of lithium today. i was on them for about a week and i hate them. i feel like i wanna hurt myself and others and that is NOT ME AT ALL !

i really AM depressed and i just cant take it anymore. i have tried so many pills and nothing works for me.


so if anyone has tried Depakote Er i would appreciate if you tell me. how it works for you.
i also wanna try Librium.
all i do is work and come home and sleep.
i want a life . i have people asking me all th time to go out and i dont want to because i just wanna SLEEP

cant take much more of this. i think this Depakote er IS MY LAST CHANCH !

this depressing is affecting my job...my family and even my son. he thought i was on drugs after i took the Lithium because i was out of it.

im also on clonidine. <<not sure if spelled right.

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Old 11-08-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: has anyone ever tried Depakote ER? i was on Lithium but i wont take it anymore

Hey:

When your talking about mood stabilizers you have a better chance and possibly more informed answers off of the bipolar board. The majority of people on this board don't wander into that area very often.

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Old 11-08-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Re: has anyone ever tried Depakote ER? i was on Lithium but i wont take it anymore

i didnt even no there was a bi polar board on here....

thanks!!

 
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Re: has anyone ever tried Depakote ER? i was on Lithium but i wont take it anymore

by the way...why do you say im Bi Polar????

are you saying i cant post on here?? i am depressd you no!!!!

 
Old 11-08-2007, 07:26 PM   #5
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Re: has anyone ever tried Depakote ER? i was on Lithium but i wont take it anymore

I never said you were. Mood stabilizers are a main part of the bipolar med regime which is why the suggestion was made.

 
Old 11-08-2007, 08:29 PM   #6
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Re: has anyone ever tried Depakote ER? i was on Lithium but i wont take it anymore

well im kind of new at this. im not sure if i have bi polar or depression. i been on this computer for hours just trying ti figure out whats wrong with me..

 
Old 11-08-2007, 09:44 PM   #7
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well im kind of new at this. im not sure if i have bi polar or depression. i been on this computer for hours just trying ti figure out whats wrong with me..
Hi there,

I have posted here and on the bipolar board. I do not have bipolar, but borderline personality disorder which causes mood swings..sometimes badly. If someone put you on Lithium, it would seem they diagnosed you with some kind of unstable mood disorder. What is your diagnosis?

I will tell you I tried Depakote ER and it made me like a zombie, more depressed and I felt drunk in the afternoons. However, every person is different in how they react to a drug. If you have borderline, mood stabilizers are sometimes an option, but I have tried 4 and none worked out. So I am just on an antidepressant.

I would say to talk to your doctor and get a clear understanding of what your problem is. I hope you can find something that works for you. I know exactly where you are coming from. I have been going through this for 2 years and have not worked except for 2 months and that turned out badly.

So good luck, sorry I don't have more encouraging words for you. Hang in there, it will get better if you are determined to work at it to help things get better. Oh and I cannot make it without my therapist!!!

Let me know what the doc says.

Again, good luck!
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #8
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Re: has anyone ever tried Depakote ER? i was on Lithium but i wont take it anymore

thanks for replying.

i had one doc tell me i was Bi Polar....another one told me i was Manic and very depressed. this is why im so confused . i been checking on here all night just to find out whats wrong with me.
all Doctors tell me different things and it drives me crazy.

i do think im Manic because i went into a store and stole a coat. i never do things like that and i feel horrible. but i have no idea why i did it.
im a total mess right now and i just want the right meds

 
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