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  1. Detoxing off of Methadone Please HELP!!! 25th September 2007
    ... in on you !!! how are you feeling now? with the depakote that the doc gave you i hope that your nights will...

  2. Benzo addiction hell. So depressed it hurts. 10th September 2007
    ... this have to do with benzo addiction? i've been on depakote , tegratol and lithium anyway...

  3. Addicted to Lorazepam? 17th July 2007
    ... get off of and the rebound anxiety was awful. I took Depakote and some trazadone -- it relieved some of the symptoms...

  4. Can anyone help me ... I wanna stop drinking 17th July 2007
    ... avoided with the help of a family doctor. Use of Depakote , an anti seizure med, is common in helping an alcoholic ... depression. I also did not completely understand then why Depakote was being used (just complied), but now I do. It ... will present a smooth pathway for you to bring up depakote and why perhaps it needs to be a part of the plan...
    ... belief that perhaps clonodine, a blood pressure med, or depakote , anti-seizure med, are good choices for the alcoholic...

  5. Am I an alcoholic? 16th July 2007
    ... your fingertips to ease the detox to some degree. Depakote , an anti-seizure drug is often employed during this...

  6. 15 yr old brother,pleaase help !!!! 12th July 2007
    ... not sure what meds he is currently, I know he takes Depakote and a few others. My mother gave him a drug test last...
    ... snorting. As far as my brother, i found out he takes depakote and concerta. My mother gives it to him daily so i...

  7. Reach 27th May 2007
    ... off, one day on. Like that. I was going to ask for depakote for this point in the taper, but by the time I see...

  8. Hi! Newbie here. Anyone have any experience with methadone? 24th May 2007
    ... much of her. She is also on xanax, mellarill, ativan, depakote , gosh tons of downers...all prescribed by her dr....

  9. Im gonna try again, Hopefully 20th May 2007
    ... post, youve read it, noone replied. Im stopping the depakote , taking prozac. The depakote I think was bringing...
    ... be stopping meds without your doctor's advice. The Depakote may be dragging you down, but you are not addicted...

  10. A strange day, but good 19th May 2007
    ... 9pm. Have darvecet and ultrum. I also ran out of depakote today and forgot to get the refill. Today I woke ... I not as "drugged" or is it that I didnt take the depakote , so I feel more manic today, (I take depakote and...

  11. Last day --excited and scared 18th May 2007
    ... Hey Medd, Baby The doctor maybe gave you Depakote .. anti seizure med, calms anxiety during taper. Great ... withdrawal. Sad.. but not for you! I actually was given Depakote for a couple of weeks... maybe even a few weeks, when ... time because I was so out of it. ( and if it isn't depakote , just delete this whole darn paragraph. chuckles...

  12. Depakote withdrawal 4th May 2007
    ... and it was helpful. I did not have any w/ds from Depakote , but I weaned down very slowly....

  13. Getting off!!!......multiple meds 2nd May 2007
    ... Neurontin morning 300mg of Neurontin evening 1500mg Depakote bedtime 30mg Remeron bedtime Which one should...
    ... because it was so similar to an opiate withdrawal. Depakote is an anti-seizure drug. It is used for alcohol withdrawal ... now, for benzo withdrawal. I am considering using Depakote at the very end of my taper from Xanax. Remeron...
    ... of the Neurontin at night while still taking your Depakote and Remeron. (sorry I can't remember how much mgs ... Then do the daytime Neurontin after 2 weeks, then the Depakote etc. you may have to wait 3 weeks whatever is most...
    ... doc yesterday. He is bumping me down from 1500mg of Depakote to 1000mg. He wants me to stay there for a month,...
    ... oxycontin, skelaxin, lexapro, xanax, clonidine, seroquil, depakote , Remeron, Neurontin, vistril, ambien, and a few others...

  14. Xanax Withdrawal 27th April 2007
    ... really slow taper. I think that Campral is a drug like depakote and will help prevent any seizures coming off the ... Many, many years ago, I was taken off xanax using depakote (too long a story), and it must have ben successful ... very end, I think I will ask my doctor to give me depakote to ease the final transition. I officially started...

  15. And the Xanax taper drags on... and on... and on 9th April 2007
    ... Why not consider using Depakote for the final part of your taper? It can actually ... Silver Hill in New Canaan and they told me about using depakote to get off of benzos. I stayed on the depakote for...
    ... Maxibear... I really appreciate your advice on the depakote . Actually, wanna hear something ironic? I was in ... brought off Percocet and Xanax. I remember being given depakote and told it was an anti-seizure drug. I was working ... only doctor I would have trusted enough to go the depakote route with as an outpatient. Like you, however, I ... do not know why depakote is not used more regularly. For others out here thinking ... of coming off benzos, depakote is a great choice. And Silver Hills is well known...
    ... Maxibear, I want you to know that I am reconsidering the depakote for the very end of this taper. I have put more thought ... end of the taper nears, I will talk to him about the depakote . I am going to do some research to show him and possibly...

  16. Percocet withdrawal anxiety 6th April 2007
    ... Neurontin in the am and 300MG in the evening 1500MG of Depakote ER in the evening 30MG of Remeron in the evening...

  17. diazepam (valium) withdrawl - will I have it?? 2nd April 2007
    ... you can help yourself by getting a prescription for Depakote , an anti-seizure medication. It really helps with ... reason I was able to get off the Xanax easily. Pre- depakote , I tried to wean myself off/taper multiple times with ... no success, once given depakote , I got off in 3 days and had almost no withdrawl symptoms ... at all. Depakote is commonly used to treat other conditions, but your...
    ... the levels, but if you can't get off, still consider depakote ....

  18. Xanax and Klonopin 1st April 2007
    ... checked in. Interestingly, they gave me a drug called Depakote , which is an anti-seizure med used in epileptics, ... problems, I really didn't want to be alone. And the depakote made all he difference in coming off the xanax. 4 ... of any sort. If you can get a prescritpion for depakote , you can try to do this in your own home. They kept ... me on the depakote for 6 weeks....

  19. omg, sigh... I'm not alone... 28th March 2007
    ... Dr.'s redflagged addiction behavior and put me on Depakote for deprssion. Yes, I just said I had a bad liver ... and the stupid dr. put me on Depakote ! I almost died. So... I'm very nervous about going...

  20. Help, couple questions, seem to be doing good. 20th March 2007
    ... Well I have been on the depakote for two weeks and the prozac for like 6 months. If ... waiting for it to happen, will it happen or has the depakote really helped that much. I have the impact speech...

  21. Bipolar meds, drs and mental health 12th March 2007
    ... as bipolar 2. I am on prozac for the depression and depakote for the mood stabilizer. I actually got enough courage...

  22. Next Tuesday will be 3 months off Xanax! YAHOOO! 8th March 2007
    ... to give it to you); others go to rehab & are given Depakote . I just wanted off & did my own taper. It was...
    ... to give it to you); others go to rehab & are given Depakote . I just wanted off & did my own taper. It was...

  23. Addicted to Xanax 17th February 2007
    ... that you come off the drug using another drug, called Depakote . Like you, I was immediately prescribed a dose ... they would immediately take me off the Xanax by using Depakote to alleviate the actual risk of seizure. The Depakote ... comfortable sending me home to complete 6 weeks of Depakote , because I was not a repeat-using risk. I had made ... the ultimate in torture. I was truly surprised that Depakote isn't better known for it's abilities in helping people ... know, I didn't have any secondary reactions to the depakote . You feel a wee bit groggy, but had I been working ... call a local rehab facility and ask them about using Depakote to get off the Xanax? I have never touched another...
    ... Anyway, I do have a point. I remember being out on depakote for a while. I don't know exactly how long I was ... Xanax. It has been interesting understanding the depakote -xanax connection. reach...

  24. So it's day 9 with no Xanax, body still craves (of course!) 22nd December 2006
    ... I can help with this - my rehab facility gave me Depakote (an antiseizure drug) to use when detoxing from Xanax ... like I'm about to die/explode" feeling. I used the Depakote for 6 weeks and had a fairly mild withdrawl....
    ... doctor on Wednesday - so I will talk to him about the Depakote and if it's an option for me, thanks for giving me...

  25. Me & my Xanax wd's are here to check in! 15th November 2006
    ... because I did it. I was lucky, and my clinic was using Depakote , an anti-seizure drug, on its patients to ease the ... withdrawl symptoms. The depakote worked and I had a miraculously easy withdrawl after...
    ... because I did it. I was lucky, and my clinic was using Depakote , an anti-seizure drug, on its patients to ease the ... withdrawl symptoms. The depakote worked and I had a miraculously easy withdrawl after...

  26. Hi, I'm new to this board, addicted to Xanax 14th October 2006
    ... they were using a well-known anti-seizure drug called Depakote to ease benzo withdrawl. I don't recall what the ... dosage of Depakote was that they gave me, but I had to take the Deapakote ... total of 6 weeks. The day I went in, they started the Depakote and they took me off the Xanax completely. On the ... Depakote , I had almost no withdrawl symptoms at all, and my ... recommend talking to a knowledgable detox center about Depakote . You don't actually have to check yourself in. YOu...

  27. Valium Withdrawal...help please! 1st September 2006
    ... bi-polar induced by the benzos. i am having to take depakote for the seizures, and seroquel for the agitation and...

  28. Xanax and Ativan, 20 to 30mg a day 2nd July 2006
    ... getting off 3 mg of Xanax a day. I also read about Depakote used for withdrawals on this board but didn't find...
    ... I'm the lady who was given depakote by my detox facility for 3mg a day Xanax addiction ... also have some information. I have no idea how depakote works in patients on very high doses of Xanax like ... didn't taper me at all. It was "Hello, here's some depakote , and no more Xanax for you". Based on my prior experiences ... pretty much back to my old self. They kept me on depakote for 6 weeks total. What I was so thankful for, ... was the depakote kept me from feeling like I was going to combust at...
    ... psch facility and if I don't find out anythink about depakote , then Silver Hill is next on the list. I always thought...

  29. help needed with ativan withdrawal 26th June 2006
    ... can be significantly alleviated by treatment with Depakote . This is just gaining favor in many clinics across...
    ... Why suffer through the months on a taper? Depakote is the first thing to try - then do the taper if it...

  30. Tapering Off Xanax Safely 26th June 2006
    ... Out of sheer dumb luck, they were beginning to use Depakote to take people off of benzos. I went in expecting ... my non-reaction to the withdrawl. I remained on the Depakote for 6 weeks to withdraw completely - and they stopped ... because most doctors don't yet know about how successful Depakote can be used for getting off benzos. I highly recommend ... need to be in a facility for a 3 mg habit if you take Depakote . You probably need to stay in daily touch for the ... your psychiatrist, but I daresay that at 3 mg with Depakote , you can continue working, going to school, whatever ... go through the sheer hell of a taper before trying Depakote . The worst thing that could happen is that you feel ... Since xanax withdrawl can cause seizures, the depakote actually prevents the seizures and leaves your feeling ... very calm. And it's easy to stop taking the depakote . It doesn't have its own addictive properties or anything...
    ... but I'm telling you, you really need to ask about Depakote . I hear how frightened you are, and so was I, but ... Depakote made the detox "almost easy"....

  31. Health problems after quitting meth, anyone else? 25th June 2006
    ... tried ALOT of antidepressants, seroquel, lithium, depakote , with no help. I just dont find anything funny or...

  32. Help I Need To Get Off Xanax!!!! 21st May 2006
    ... process, but they gave me an anti-seizure drug called Depakote to help with the detox. Being on the Depakote made ... process incredibly easy - I was truly shocked. The depakote -assisted detox was less physically traumatic than ... my Xanax-prescribing psychiatrist didn't know that depakote could be used to transition people off Xanax. Silver ... I was totally back to normal. They had me on the depakote for a total of 6 weeks to prevent seizure. It really ... is a risk of seizure. So you might be able to do a depakote -assisted detox at home, but I think it's easier to...
    ... Please bring up depakote with your doctor. It is now commonly also being used...
    ... using the water titration method. you could try the depakote , but as stated above some people come off benzos in...
    ... then you start to taper. someone else posted about depakote . you might ask your dr. for a script for this. it ... klonopin/valium. i really don't know anything about depakote , but i don't think it's a benzo. so here is the plan...
    ... refills, and he brought up the subject of me taking depakote to help me along. i was very surprised, because maxibear ... mentioned it a couple of times here to you. the lowdown on depakote : it works on the gaba receptors, just like the xanax ... are all different. you would slowly cut down on the depakote , but you would not get withdrawals from it. this is ... right all along! they have just recently begun to use depakote for benzo withdrawal. let us know how it goes. :)...
    ... Why not bring up the idea of a depakote assisted taper to your doctor? This is how it's being ... realy think you ought to do a little more research on depakote . It can really make the difference....

  33. jail tomorrow/DUI 24th April 2006
    ... passed september, i did drink. only i had just started depakote (for very impulsive symptoms of my bipolar) that day...

  34. Need advice 28th March 2006
    ... still 16mg of subutex. My psychiatrist also put me on Depakote ER 1000mg/day. I feel like I have turned the corner ... and drastic benzo reduction. I am worried about the Depakote though. I feel like my psych is just giving me another ... a seizure anymore though. Should I taper off the Depakote (I was on Dilantin for a week, then switched to Depakote...
    ... thing.........................My Doctor also put me on Depakote for my addiction of vicodin and xanax..........it...
    ... without having severe anxiety/panic attacks. And the Depakote gave me the absolute most horrible side effects I ... mine. Let me ask you this....how long were you on Depakote for and how much were you taking? Did you have to...

  35. Daughter totally unstable....help with plan 24th March 2006
    ... them. He also found a phychiatrist who put him on depakote , lamictal, high doses of xanax, klonopin and took...

  36. i know we made right decision 18th January 2006
    ... taking lots of meds from a psychiatrist--lamictal, depakote , high doses of Xanax, klonopin. He weaned himself...

  37. I did it 9th November 2005
    ... me home with 4 Meds : Neurontin Seruquel Paxil Depakote All at a high dose...........( now they are at a...

  38. Xanax addiction help please. 3rd November 2005
    ... Xanax completely that evening. Instead, they put me on depakote (which minimizes the chance of seizures) and truly ... wasn't so bad. I only threw up once. They kept me on Depakote for a total of 6 weeks to prevent seizures, and I ... was really glad that Depakote existed. You can also stop it pretty quickly. So yes...

  39. scared 21st October 2005
    ... At the time he went cold turkey he was also on Depakote , Lamictal, Klonopin, and very high doses of Xanax...

  40. The joys of NOT living with an addict - a message of courage 30th June 2005
    ... but they didn't help my son either. He ended up on depakote , lamictal, 10 mgs of time release xanax a day, klonopin...

  41. Girlfriend of recovering vic addict... I'm hurting :( 17th June 2005
    ... issues with my own health. I have epilepsy and take depakote . Recently my dose has been increased, which made...

  42. Need advice please! My BF is trying to come off vicodin 23rd May 2005
    ... through a medicine change of a different sort. I'm on depakote trying to change to a different medicine for a seizure ... me want to think about having kids, and you cant on depakote . He agreed I should switch for that reason, and he...
    ... me asking? I just wanted to know why you take the depakote .. If you have any question about the subs, let me...

  43. Well, I never thought I'd be on this board 11th March 2005
    ... anything for the anxiety as I'm already on Buspar and Depakote for a mood stabilizer. Even those didn't help for...

  44. Suggestions for severe WD headaches-advil doesn't work 11th February 2005
    ... 3 advil don't help. Any suggestions? He is also on Depakote and lamictal (for bipolar) , and xanax through a psychiatri...

  45. Need advice ASAP! I am freaking out 1st September 2004
    ... Nightmare of all nightmares. Second, they put me on depakote , zyprexa, and lexapro to compensate. Another horrible...

  46. I seriously fear I am losing my mind 16th August 2004
    ... in words. Coming out of the hospital they had me on depakote , zyprexa, and lexapro. Well, I HATED being on these...

  47. New Doc (how much control? sub, antidepressants) 24th July 2004
    ... was tried.He was taken off the last one and put on depakote and had been doing wonderfully up until his accident...

  48. Banker!!!! 29th April 2004
    ... started last year.He is doing amazingly well on the depakote and started this special school.It is for kids who...

  49. Lynn - I did it! 18th April 2004
    ... a week ago and seems to be doing quite well on the depakote now. I just have some concerns with him taking it...
    ... some answers. Am so glad you son is doing well on the Depakote ....and I don't think your doctor would just leave...
    ... a little, not good.And the valproic acid level(the depakote )was way too low to be really having an impact.it was ... should be at a minimum of 50.so we have to raise the depakote to three times a day instead of two.I am just a little ... nervous about that as the depakote can be very harmful to the liver.But this drug is...

  50. HELP!sorry, very long post. 5th April 2004
    ... ever have any form of any AD.He also wants him on depakote ,which would be fine and dandy if he didn't have the ... liver problems as depakote can cause some very,very intense problems with the...

  51. please help-- adderall amphetamine addiction withdraw 6th March 2004
    ... probably be the best option for you now. lithium, depakote ..etc..may offer you the best relief from your symptoms...

  52. Bi Polar Disorder 4th December 2003
    ... should be on lithium or one of the substitues like depakote (never taken this myself) sometime an anti axiety...

  53. No benzos while using suboxone 10th November 2003
    ... very shakey. I dont like the drug my self, I think depakote is a beter choice....
    ... very shakey. I dont like the drug my self, I think depakote is a beter choice. Hi, Can you elaborate on ... the med depakote ? I don't know anthing at all about that med. Is...
    ... Hi, Can you elaborate on the med depakote ? I don't know anthing at all about that med. Is...

  54. Detox advice 18th May 2003
    ... buying pills every month. His Doctor has put him on Depakote and Lithium and a med for restless leg syndrome,Should...

  55. JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY 31st March 2003
    ... some real heavy down time. I am taking Zoloft and depakote , goodie 2 things that cause weight, so I huess I'll...

  56. is this normal? 17th February 2003
    ... tried most of the SSRIs, some brief time on Zanax, Depakote , Neurotin, the list goes on. ...

Addison's Disease board
  1. add's, steroids & manic depression 27th September 2003
    ... were changed and I am now on Dexamethasone and on Depakote for the Manic/ Depression. I am looking to see if...
    ... steroids at a level that causes agitation...and the Depakote keeps you from getting so wound up (it's also used ... it. I was going to say "it can't hurt to..." but Depakote has quite a few nasty side effects, so it's not harmless...

Allergies board
  1. 2 year sinus infection and counting 16th July 2006
    ... anything. Massive pressure, on headache medicnie ... depakote . Today was the 2nd time within the past year....my...

  2. Sinus pressure and short term Memory Loss 15th July 2006
    ... .and im hoping its clearing up now. I was put on depakote for the headaches...and use nasal spray. Maybe that...

  3. 12 yr.old daughter IS ALLERGIC TO LIGHTING.INDOOR & SUNLIGHT HELP !! 5th December 2004
    ... My Aunt takes Depakote , or did anyway they just took her off of it. And ... that I have it lists sun sensitivity as a reaction to Depakote ....

  4. Does anyone have seizres with their allergies 23rd October 2003
    ... seizures. I told my doctor about it and he put me on depakote . I have been on depakote since sunday. Yesterday I...

  5. attn:mikeralph 4th February 2003
    ... dramatically (it helped me regain all the weight i lost), depakote (to settle my brain down -- anti-seizue/mood stabilizer ... ), flax oil (same as depakote ), 5-HTP (boost serotonin), tyrosine (boost dopamine...

  6. systemic desensitization 31st January 2003
    ... finally start getting good sleep. with 5-HTP and depakote (it calms neuroexcitatory activity in the brain) my...

Alternative Medicine board
  1. New here 2nd April 2009
    ... otc meds for sinuses. I have also been on topamax, depakote , proprananol(sp), and all the other migraine meds...

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board
  1. Can a person have hydrocephalis AND dementia? 25th March 2010
    ... work on this!) and then the doc wrote me a scrip for depakote (hope that's how you spell it) and she is to take...
    ... they are in huh? Mom and Dad have both been on Depakote . It is actually a seizure medication but is also...
    ... they are in huh? Mom and Dad have both been on Depakote . It is actually a seizure medication but is also...
    ... called and told me that the meds mom is on is terrible ( depakote ) and that she will get worse! and I need to get her...
    ... there are some side effects and warnings connected to Depakote if you read all the fine print. But your brother...
    ... there are some side effects and warnings connected to Depakote if you read all the fine print. But your brother...

  2. Post stroke news 20th March 2010
    ... Seroquel is another one they have both been on along with Depakote . Mom is also on an anti depressant which seems to ... anti psychotic. Seroquel is for bipolar depression. Depakote is actually a seizure medication but is also used...

  3. Don't know what to do for mom 5th March 2010
    ... resisted care, the reccomendation was more serequel, then depakote for mood, then take her off depakote and onto tegretol...
    ... Dad's behavioral issues were handle on Seroquel and Depakote . I was not sure they were doing any good until he...

  4. UP and down 19th August 2009
    ... because there is nobody to talk to!! Dad is on... Depakote and Remeron, Mom is on... Geodon, Depakote, and...

  5. Aggressive behavior 3rd June 2009
    ... wonder about his paranoia. They are starting him on Depakote tomorrow to see what that does. We have also discovered...

  6. Packing to go home.. 3rd May 2009
    ... making it worse. She is on Zolof for depression, Depakote to enhance the Zolof, and Remeron for the manic depression...

  7. visit with Mom and Dad 24th March 2009
    ... anxiety, and anti psycotics. The last med added was Depakote . According to the doctor she should be a zombie but...

  8. Questions about Mom 27th September 2008
    ... can't possibly remember all this. She was placed on depakote of 125 mg about two weeks ago. If you remember, the ... that he withheld the xanax dosage. He thought the depakote was sedating her but said that she was very comfortable ... . Most have thought the depakote would calm but not sedate her. She is spending much...

  9. Advice please on beginnings of incontinence? 3rd September 2008
    ... orders to make. I found out that she had been put on Depakote two days earlier by the NH doctor, and they were now ... They just called me saying that he agreed to try the Depakote but not to raise the Xanax dosage at all. Thankfully...
    ... Xanax twice a day is way too much. As for the Depakote watch for any signs of liver compromise...... nausea...
    ... Tuesday afternoon, I found out that they had put her on depakote two days before. The next day, I received a message ... He absolutely refused. He agreed to trying the depakote for a while. I asked one male nurse upon this questioning...

  10. need help 14th March 2008
    ... on it for about six months along with Namenda and Depakote . Common side effect is sleepiness - of course, all...

  11. Updates on - "Issues with family because of dad's AD" 18th February 2008
    ... father's confusion is drug related. They have him on Depakote EC 1500 mg daily, Seroquel 75 mg daily, and they've...
    ... trusty Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 7th Ed, Depakote - is used to treat seizure disorders, certain psychiatric...
    ... [COLOR="Navy"]I don't know about the Depakote , but that is truly a low dose of the Seroquel and...

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