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Chelena's Valproic Acid History
Dec 19, 2008 - Apr 26, 2010
Apr 26 - May 05, 2010
May 05, 2010 - Last Update
Chelena's Valproic Acid is for…
Chelena has not reported any side effects for Valproic Acid.
May 2, 2010
Perceived effectiveness for Other:
Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood:
Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches:
Advice & Tips:
I started taking this medication for Statis Migrainosis where I got terrible headaches that lasted for days and days and then increased into migraines for days and days on end. The depakote seems to have helped stop these kind of migraines I had almost completely and when I do get one, taking imitrex is effective where before it was not.
In the past month my new P-doc pre-scribed taking a therapeutic dose of depakote to be a mood stabilizer as my moods change radically through the day, especially in the last two years since my youngest son joined the Marines.
At first he increased it (after ordering bloodwork done) from 1000mg. a day to 1250mg. a day. I noticed within a week a difference in my mood. I was waking up feeling positive and feeling much less depressed about life in general -- especially my depression about N soon to deploy to Afghanistan.
He saw me two weeks after I started taking the 1250mg. and decided I might benefit from taking four at night and two in the morning as my nightmares were still very bad and I was talking in my sleep a lot and so feeling unrested and needing two or more naps (one big one and a couple of short ones).
Immediately I begain to experience intense dry throat and mouth. I drank a quart of water at night and then had to urinated several times a night and still I got the nightmares though less talking.
I see him again in two weeks but I decreased back down to 1250mgs. on my own. We'll see how that works and what he says.