My neurologist is suggesting I switch from Tegretol to Depakote. I was just tapered off Tegretol because I was diagnosed with osteopenia and Tegretol can damage the bones. I took Tegretol for 30 years. I tried Lamictal and had an allergic reaction. I’m hesitant about taking Depakote because it has some really bad side effects. I’d appreciate if people can tell me about their experiences with Depakote.