Posted by sarita0001 on November 5, 2003, at 20:21:46
In reply to Re: What are lithium and depakote's side effects?? » sarita0001, posted by amuse on November 4, 2003, at 18:16:10
Which ones are you thinking of trying? I had a bad experience with Topamax(facial hair growth on cheeks), so I am definitely against anti-epileptics because of their strange side effects. I suggest lowering your lithium dosage and seeing if that helps first. The doctor will tell you that it is not a "therapeutic dose" but I've found that levels vary by personal response. I would say try and adjust or lower what you are on now instead of having to try something new unless you really have to.
Here if you have any more ?'s. Do you work at a dr's office? Looking at the Physicians Desk Reference is helpful. Depakote I heard often causes hair loss and worse weight gain.