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Hypomania and sodium valproate

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I currently take sodium valproate and am starting to notice my mood is picking up I thought this medication was doing well as not had my mood elevated in a long time has anyone else experienced going high when on this medication
 
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I have taken valproate in the past and found my mood began to improve, although it didn't last. Unfortunately I had very bad side effects and had to come off it, so I don't know if it would have helped in the long run.

I hope you have better luck with it.
 
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thanks sarah the only side affect I have had is it giving me the shakes so I take something that counter acts that effect
 
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Hiya, I have the shakes too!! Not noticed any lift in my mood yet though. Good luck.
 
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I take procyclidine for this how long you been on sodium valprate
 
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Me?? About 6 weeks, just upped the dose to 500mg, so still tiny amount. Pdoc has said he'll prescribe me something if it doesn't stop. Its bloody awful though!!
 
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yes im on 1000mg my pdoc said it may weir off so that's prob what he is looking if that happens with you but if u really cannot deal with it I would see him again or your care coordinator if u have one
 
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Im seeing my care coordinator friday so will see how it goes this week. Its horrible and embarrassing! Thanks for your help.
 
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no problem I know how u are feeling hang in there if it doesn't go the other med works for me just abit of a pain it another pill
 
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Yeah, would rather not take any more flipping meds but I will. We'll see how it goes. Does depakote help your mood much?
 
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I have still had a depressive episode but I haven't had any highs yet on it
 
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Im coming out of a mixed episode. Hoping the new drugs stabilise me now. Would be nice
 
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I hope it works out for you I jus don't like the fact that I have had a depressive episode while on it
 
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Its meant to stabilise your mood so you shouldn't be having depressive moods?! Are you on a anti depressant too?
 
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no cause last time I was it made me high im on aripiprazole and lamotrigine too
 
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