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Old 09-30-2002, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hi every1,

My name is Meagan and Iam new to this board.
I have epilepsy Ive been taking Depakote for blanking out. I was just wondering if there is anyone else who is taking this Med. that can tell me alittle about it. Because Ive been taking this med for almost a year now and I have noticed Ive gained over 100lbs on this medication in just a year.

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Old 09-30-2002, 06:50 PM   #2
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I did the same thing. I was on Depakote for about three years. I have gained about 60lbs. I just recently came off of that medicaton. I take Neurontin now. I don't really notice any further weight gain yet, but no weight loss either. I guess just wait.

 
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:20 AM   #3
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thanks for replying

I went to my neologist today and iam being took of the depokote slowly. because of the weight gain and I have to get a sleep eeg.

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Old 10-01-2002, 07:14 PM   #4
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What kind of seizures do you have? I have complex partial(s), it sounds as if you might have the same thing. The blanking out. I was at work (on lunch) and I went into a seizure like that, I watched an entire television show, but could not tell you what happened. Just the fact that I was watching it. It was pretty weird.

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Old 10-01-2002, 07:22 PM   #5
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My son has been on Depakote for seven years and his is as skinny as a rail - 5 foot 2 and 88 pounds...I wonder if the weight gain affects women more???
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Old 10-02-2002, 05:24 AM   #6
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I was on Depakote and in 4 months I gained 50 pounds in those few months. I also had major hair loss I'm now on Keppra haven't lost the weight nor has my hair started to grow back .

 
Old 10-03-2002, 07:04 AM   #7
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Hi Pretty_kitty,

Yes I have complex partials. I have also experienced weird stuff like that while watching a great movie. Like the first time I'll watch the movie I dont relize that I'm missing anything. Then I'll watch it again and wont remember any of those parts of the movie.



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