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Re: considering switching depakote to lithium? geekUK

Posted by Chloe on October 2, 2001, at 18:15:44

In reply to considering switching depakote to lithium?, posted by geekUK on October 2, 2001, at 17:49:11

I just switched from an long line of AC's (Tegretol, depakote, trileptal) over the years to lithium and I am so glad I did.
I was quite hesistant to try Li, since I have tried it in the past, and hated the side effects of tremor and nausea. BUT, this go around, I am taking the extended release form and it is so much easier to tolerate! No complaints really, in the side effect department.
I vote for giving it a try. But make sure your doctor gives you the ER formula. It has a much smoother, gentler effect. And I too, prefer putting a more "natural" salt in my body opposed to a drug.
I am sorry you have to suffer with stigmas over there.

Take care




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