depakote

  1. skyfire322

    Side effect or not?

    I started taking Depakote a few weeks ago and started having side effects (nausea, vomiting, spiting up blood, side pain). Those have gone away but it states that another one of the side effects is lower back pain. I've had issues with my lower back before taking this, and haven't noticed a...
  2. skyfire322

    How long before side effects usually kick in?

    I was switched from 500 mg of zonisamide to 250 mg of Depakote this past Monday, and they're slowly working me up to 500 mg. Yesterday morning, I had woken up feeling very nauseous and ended up throwing up blood but I didn't have any auras. My side was hurting quite a bit (near the kidney...
  3. N

    Looking for opinions/thoughts WWYD?

    Hello- I am a lurker coming out of the shadows looking for some advise from you all :woot: A little about me- I was diagnosed when I was 11 (not positive the type of seizure) and I didnt have a full seizure again until 17. From 11-17 my Drs. tried a variety of different medicines to control...
  4. C

    trileptal, depakote and hyponatremia

    My 20 yr old daughter contracted encephylitus and suffered a stroke secondary when she was 8 yrs old...last 12 yrs have been chasing seizure control and we've been on every med. The last year has been better...she's taking Trileptal, Banzel and Valium...we recently added Depakote which she'd...
  5. D

    Seizure in the Recovery Room

    Hi guys! I haven't been here in quite a while. I have dealt with complex partial seizures for a long time now. However, on Monday I was scheduled for an outpatient surgery (at the hospital) On my way from the prep area to the OR, I had an immediate allergic reaction to the antibiotic they had...
  6. P

    Suddenly I'm having seizures after MANY years with no problems

    I had 2 seizures in high school. At the time (1987) there was no guarantee that I even had a seizure, only that those people who saw me "pass out" insisted that I must have had a seizure. EEG, CT Scans, MRIs, etc. showed nothing. I remember being put on 300 mg of dilantin for 2 years. After 1...
  7. K

    Depakote?

    Hey all, My son is taking Trileptal for his complex partials. Doctor added Depakote today over the phone for some symptoms like eye blinking and dizziness that isn't being covered by the Trileptal (and we can't increase the Trileptal because of extreme nausea when we tried to increase it a...
  8. N

    Enquiry from an Australian TV program about sodium valproate and birth defects

    An Australian public affairs TV program is currently looking at the issue of sodium valproate and birth defect risks. We're really hoping to speak to people in Australia who believe their children have been affected by this drug - and also pregnant women who are currently taking it. We'd also...
  9. H

    muscle twitches, upping depakote

    Hi everyone, I've had epilepsy since I was 11 and after going through some different medications, I finally found that depakote worked to control my seizures. (I have juvenille myclonic). I've been doing great on this for about 12 years now, but recently I've been finding that I have very small...
  10. Bluesbrkr

    Please Help! Painful mouth sores when changing meds around

    Hi. I have been on 800 MG Lamictal and 1200 Trileptal and was finding them slowly losing their effectiveness to where I was having 5-10 simples a day. My Neuro decided to try me on Depakote and that has been working very well. I've also been able to lower my Lamictal dosage, which i'm sure my...
  11. M

    5 year old daughter just diagnosed with petit mal seizures

    This is all so overwhelming to me. I self diagnosed my 5 year old daughter. Thankfully I'm a teacher and spent extra time with her this summer. It came on so quickly. It started as a couple times a day seeing her stare off and cross her eyes. She would not respond to my voice. She was also...
  12. violetopia

    Newly diagnosed TLE, having cognitive troubles

    Hello from the Sonoran Desert, USA... It's wonderful to find this forum. I was diagnosed with left temporal lobe seizures 4 weeks ago. The cause is believed to be a mild stroke a month before that, but that's just a theory as the MRI & MRA didn't show specific damage. Right now I'm on Depakote...
  13. Literophile

    Hi! New here, and new to seizures. Lots of questions

    Hi there! I'll give you a little background (and I mean seriously condensed because it's a long story) so my questions will make more sense. I have never had any serious health issues, but there's a family history of migraines, psychological disorders (though nothing more serious than bipolar)...
  14. N

    Hi, I'm new here, I have a question about Depakote

    Hi, I'm a mom to a beautiful 2 1/2 year old boy. My son has CP, cystic encephelomalaysia, he is legally blind and has both focal and myoclonic seizures. He started having seizures a few months after he was born and as he gets older they have gotten stronger. He has been on a number of...
  15. T

    Paranoia and Epilepsy

    Since starting treatment for epilepsy I have noticed spells of paranoia. Sometimes it becomes pretty bad and lasts for long periods, others times it is almost absent. I have temporal lobe epilepsy. Does anyone know much about a connection, if any? I take Depakote to control the seizures, as...
  16. darcness

    Delayed side effects from Depakote?

    My wife has been having all kinds of trouble with Depakote recently. I'll start from the beginning and go from there... At first, she was sleeping a TON when taking it. She would sleep for 15-16 hours a day and there were many times when she even appeared to be so fatigued that she would...
  17. borgolibero

    Circadian rhythm

    After about 20 years of Depakin (in USA Depakote) I feel I need to sleep only about 4 in the morning. If I started sleeping at 4 I usually sleep 8 hours. If I have to wake up before i had to use TAVOR, EN, LEXOTAN but they don't work too much. I sleep before 4 but only for 4 our. My...
  18. G

    Hello! New at this...need help!

    Hi I have had a seizure disorder since age 18 due to a car accident when I was 10 (developed scar tissue on the brain). I have grand mal seizures-only 4 total but they were the scariest thing I have ever experienced. I have been seizure free since 1999. I have been on depakote this whole...
  19. V

    Terrified of switching meds..but my hair is falling out!!

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anybody had any input about hair loss and various medications. I have been on Depakote for 15 yrs. In December I had my first seizure in 13 yrs. The Dr. raised my meds and ever since...my hair is falling out terribly!! Dr. suggested that I lower my meds a...
  20. R

    Pregnancy Help

    I have seizure disorder, CPS, Epilepsy whatever term is suitable. I had my first at 17 and had an MRI and the results were inconclusive and the same again at 18. Then I began having severe migraines around 21 when I met my husband. For five years I went from doctor to doctor, in addition to...
Top