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I'm back.



Well-known member
Dec 14, 2011
Hi all I'm back!

Sorry I been away so long, but I hit hypomania these past few weeks and ended up at the hospital twice - I've now finally been diagnosed with BP :(

I've immediately been stuck on 250mg twice a day of depakote and 400mg Quetiapine XL and last night was the first time I had this dose. My word! I had a rapid heart beat, palpitations - I heard like a crowd of people in my ear, and sure I saw a person at my window. Is this anything to be concerned about, or is it a short term side effect while my body adapts?

Still many familiar people around here. I hope everyone is as well as they can be!