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Old 09-15-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Question Epilepsy drugs and weight gain

I have been on 250mg 2x a day of depakote for about 10 years and my weight seems to be harder to take off I am a 48 year old male, I try to exercise and eat correctly but the weight doesn't seem to come off easily. Has anyone else had this problem with depakote?

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Old 09-15-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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Re: Epilepsy drugs and weight gain

I added on a good amount (around 30 Lbs) when on Depa. It came off when I was taken off of it, but not in proportion to how I was before. My good suits no longer would fit, I had to purchase an entire new line of pants/jeans.

Depa is also known to thin the hair.

Hope that helps answer your question.

FYI I was on (thinking) about 2000 or 2500/day of it yah 2500.... 1000 am 1500 at night of the lovely Pink pills (500mg's). Sorry had to think back a good 7 years.

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