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esmerelda

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Do the doctors even read a file before prescribing medicine? He put me back on Depakote that makes me want to stab people and chew through walls. Can i just stop taking it? I cant wait two months to see him again and no, i cant just make an appointment. Also on Effexor from my pain specialist. Maybe if i didnt hurt so bad my brain would work correctly.
 
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Hi esmeralda

Welcome to the forum. :welcome:

Sorry you have had a bad experience with depakote. I didn't get on with it either, for different reasons. What has happened before when you have stopped it? I don't feel able to advise what to do.

I often think doctors /psychiatrists don't read the notes. I try to plan the outcome I want before I see them, but often just am not prepared for the direction the meeting takes.

The forum is a good place, you will find people here who understand what you go through. I hope you enjoy using the forum and find it useful.

Best wishes, Sarah
 
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Why did you not say this at the time?
 
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Do the doctors even read a file before prescribing medicine? He put me back on Depakote that makes me want to stab people and chew through walls. Can i just stop taking it? I cant wait two months to see him again and no, i cant just make an appointment. Also on Effexor from my pain specialist. Maybe if i didnt hurt so bad my brain would work correctly.
Strange setup with your psych, I've negotiated med changes and med reductions in the past no problem. Currently they want to reduce my meds. What exactly is your record with them, has it been constantly confrontational?
 
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