Worse at first on Depakote?
Q: Has it been your experience that people starting depokote geta little worse before they get better? Do you have any tips about Depokote thatyou have learned along the way? Thanks Bill
Hello Bill --
There are several strategies at this point, including adding low dose lithiumfor some antidepressant clout; waiting a while, if that's possible, though oftenit really isn't; lowering the Depakote dose just a little to see what directionthat takes things (do that with the doctor "in the loop"); orconsidering another mood stabilizer, particularly lamotrigine (but starting thatwhile on Depakote must be done very carefully). So, "back tothe doc" to report problems and request input.