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Bipolar disorder or bipolar Affect (psychology) disorder, historically known as manic?depressive disorder, is a Classific...
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Common Bipolar Disorder treatments discussed around the web
Lithium 32,451 Lamictal 29,903 Seroquel 19,978
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Depakote
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Neurontin
Other name: Depakote ER (Depakote ER)
Other name: Gabapentin (Gabapentin)
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72,162
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Bipolar Disorder
Seizures
Depression
Anxiety
Epilepsy
Mania
Manic
Migraines
Mood Swings
Petit Mal
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Pain*
Nerve Pain*
Anxiety*
Depression*
Fibromyalgia
Neuropathy
Seizures
Numbness
Withdrawal*
Headaches*
Bipolar Disorder*
Migraines*
RLS*
Tingling
Chronic Pain
Epilepsy
Leg Pain
Back Pain
Pain Burning
Shingles
Peripheral Neuropathy
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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 ...
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ...
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Weight Gain
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Hair Loss
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Weight Loss
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Insomnia
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Psychotic
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Withdrawal
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Irritability
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Rash
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Nausea
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Allergies
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Arthritis
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Suicidal
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Hallucinations
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Blurred Vision
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Hair Loss
1
Memory Problems
1
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1
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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 ...
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ...
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" Neurontin is great for me. that is my main ...add on's. i was switched to neurontin from depakote and it's ...have far less to no side effects from it compared to depakote. i can think st... "

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" ...neuro has me taking tegratol for the headaches ...10 ten days. I've tried depakote, klonopin, neurontin for the headaches and none of them helped me. A few o... "

" ...I was tired of feeling lethargic, but my moods were good. With Depakote I seem to do well and neurotin. I hope this goes well... "

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" ...My neurologist switched me from neurotin to depakote. I ...the afternoon pill. My neurologist, also, specializes in migrain management. She said the depakote also helps with head pain.... "

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" ...Carol, My neurologist switched me from neurotin to depakote. I ...the afternoon pill. My neurologist, also, specializes in migrain management. She said the depakote also helps with head ... "

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" ...doc said lithium was best drug out there and well tolerated, so he switched me from my neurontin. i went into ...times daily. i stopped taking depakote because it caused me to gain weigh i didn'... "

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" ...Depakote for the first time. I complained of chronic (and lifelong) sleep problems ...Nerontin saying it'd help me sleep... eventually. Didn't do diddly squat for me at all. Certainly didn't h... "

" ...was on Neurontin 300mg three times daily for about 4 years. It helped some at first. ...decided to take me off Neurontin and put me on Depakote. I didnt like ...have also been on Nortriptylin... "

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" ...taken as monotherapy. (Neurontin and Depakote) I had side effects. Lamictal has ...doc added on Topomax 50mg 1xday to help w/the bulimia and compulsive behaviors. Not working as an appr... "

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" ...I've taken Neurontin a couple ...it never helped me. I went to Depakote for the symptom and that worked better for ... "

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