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    Old 04-29-2005, 12:18 AM   #1
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    Depakote and Sleeping

    Can some of youll in here tell me if Depakote helps you sleep, from what I have read it can cause a sedation side effect. That would be a side effect I would welcome. I am currently on 1500mg lithium a day and it does not help me sleep. i have been put on several anti-psychotics meds which all cause me to have a rapid heartbeat, last week by just taking 75 mg of seroquel, I ended up in the Er, they ran a EKG and told me they thought it was just anotherr panic attack. My psycharist and family doctors both got copies of the EKG and said my qts were above 400, they were 426 and said stop the seroquel immediately , I was high risk for sudden cardiac failure, due to the medicine and it sux, because i have been on 9 different meds in the laast 2 months and seroquel at a small dose 50-75 was the only one giving me solid 8hrs sleep every night. All the strong ones(benzos) and ambien and the newest drug Lunesta don't give me more than 4 hrs sleep max. Please help me!

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