Posted by Ritch on March 12, 2005, at 12:15:46
In reply to Trileptal Activation, posted by Nixon on March 11, 2005, at 19:07:15
> I just started taking Trileptal replacing my standard low dose of Depakote. I did have initial somnolence after taking a 150mg dose but then things changed. I noticed more energy, maybe slight edginess, but definitely no anxiety or hypomania. Although Depakote has proven itself to be effective for me I want to get away from sluggishness and apathy which is a recurring problem due to the drug. This drug could be a promising replacement in my case. No GABA work just channel work. Only time will tell. JN
Yes, I also got some activation on Trileptal.. that probably explained why it worked a little better on the depressive side than Depakote for me. Another possibility is that you are getting a little bit of a withdrawal from the Depakote. I had that when I switched Depakote before to something else. If it wasn't for the super nausea I get from it (Trileptal), I probably would be taking it instead of Depakote now myself. You might even consider at some point a low-dose combo of both Trileptal and Depakote, if the Dep seemed to help with anxiety that is.