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Depakote vs. Lithium Carbonate for Depression

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Depakote

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Other Names: Depakote ER   Divalproex   Epival

Lithium Carbonate

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Other Names: Lithobid   Eskalith   Priadel   Eskalith CR
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Valproic acid (VPA) is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer medication, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and, less commonly, major depressive disorder. It is also used to ... Read more on Wikipedia
Lithium carbonate is a chemical compound of lithium, carbon, and oxygen with the chemical formula Li2CO3. This colorless Salt (chemistry) is widely used in the processing of metal oxides and has received attention for its use in psychiatry. It is found i... Read more on Wikipedia
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By grimmclan
September 19, 2014
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Depakote Sprinkles/Epliepsy
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What patients are saying about Depakote + Lithium Carbonate + Depression

12 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
nausea and headaches I get from it are almost debilitating...
...Lithium Carbonate. I have been on for about 5 months. Currentley taking 600 MG, 300 in the morning, 300 at night. The litium makes me miserable. It's help with my manic cycles but it has caused me ...
ER. I gained weight on Depakote, but that's a different...
From my recollection I have never gained any weight because of Lithium Carbonate ER.  I gained weight on Depakote, but that's a different animal.   I know that supposedly some people gain...
Carbonate ER. I gained weight on Depakote, but that's a...
...entry-content From my recollection I have never gained any weight because of Lithium Carbonate ER.  I gained weight on Depakote, but that's a different...
offered. Depakote is a drug I took in 1999, worked AWESOME....
...different opinions. My Psych finally is allowing me to get off (tapper off)Lithium Carbonate. Currently I take ...the others she offered. Depakote is a drug I took in 1999, worked AWESOME. Howev...
examined the doctor put me on depakote 500mg twice a day...
...as a bipolar 5 years ago in a boarding school , i started talking lithium carbonate, Prozac and Abilify, then due to the side effects of me ...examined the doctor put me on depakote 500mg twice...
buzz word for that feeling. To explain that, I felt numb...
...these drugs was in combination with Lithium Carbonate - so, ...I found Depakote made me too...erm...'stable', if that's buzz word for that feeling. To explain that, I felt numb to my...
day. I have been on it a while though. They say it does work...
...have a problem and I take 1200 mg of Lithium Carbonate a day. I have been on it a while though. They say it does...
after that they switched me from depakote to lithium ,witch...
...was also given klonapin at that time ...feel after that they switched me from depakote to lithium ,witch now ...is alot weaker than Lithium carbonate i was on ,but i have only read good thing...
and I feel more depressed. It's a cycle. I checked...
...lithium carbonate is on the list(Mental health drugs is the short list of the four hundred!). Along with trazodone and TEGRETOL(carbamazepine) Does anyone here take tegretol? It would be nice if th...
felt better but the second week, I have been very letharg...
...site. I have gone off of Depakote two weeks ago ...who are interested. Also, when I went off of the Depakote, I initially felt better but the second week, I have been very lethargic. Not sure ...
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