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Depakote: someone break it down for me

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I just got prescribed depakote and i'm a bit freaked out about trying it tommorrow. I haven't taken a benzo in weeks and in my semi-sober state of mind, i know things are still very very off and i needed another med. My doc suggested Depakote (anti-convulsant) which sounded like a great idea at the time. I'm hoping it will kill my mania which really makes my visuals terribly worse. I'm also hoping the anti-seizure properties will curb my low-grade seizures I sometimes have. Those seizures are my evil chronic acid flashbacks which have been plaguing me for over a year now.

I need some positive support. It'd be great if someone could respond who has intense visuals like me, but anyone will do.

If this doesn't work but is still promising, i'll move down the anti-convulsant chain, then if that doesn't work i'll shimmy to the antipsychotics which i would like to avoid at all costs.
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I find depakote to be a great mood stabilizer. It's been a godsend for my bipolar disorder and im one of the lucky few that doesent get any side effect's from it at all.

Ive never taken topamax (or dumbomax as it's sometimes called along with the dozen other nicknames) as it is rather expensive but i hear that it work's good for rapid cycling bipolar like depakote does.

I'm on the classic fightin klono, zoloft and booze. I don't really do anything but i'm more or less sane. I feel good, but I'd rather not be bothered with anything besides the drink and laying about.
That's a pretty messed up mix sounds like a recipe for disaster if there ever was one. Where you on the depakote for bipolar or just dp/dr?

Zoloft is the worst ssri to mix with booze and a booze and benzo mix almost always turn's out bad. You just end up in a drunken haze and you have no clue at what your doing.

The fun part is when the cop's show up and taser you.
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