Nov 14, 2010
(Started Aug 01, 1995)
Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy:
Advice & Tips:
Depakote controlled my seizures most of the time, but has not completely done so. The seizures always come back about a year or two after adjusting my dosage. The side effects for me are: weight gain, breast enlargement, tremors, depression, indecisiveness or what is termed "cloudy thinking" on the label... Positive effects were the relaxing effect of this medicine. It calmed me down emotionally. Depakote has made daily life easier but I am ready for a new medicine, as I am developing an immunity to it.
Breast enlargement, Weight gain, Difficulty making decisions, Clearer skin, Cloudy thinking