Posted by g_g_g_unit on February 20, 2012, at 1:35:37
In reply to Re: Depakote questions » g_g_g_unit, posted by SLS on February 18, 2012, at 7:56:44
> Just to give you some perspective, Parnate generally requires a minimum dosage of 40 mg to treat depression. I don't know about ADD. I don't reap the benefits of Parnate until I reach a dosage of 80 mg. From what I can see, the true therapeutic dosage range for Parnate is 40 - 80 mg.
Just to update you:
I noticed that after my second 5mg dose this afternoon, I felt unusually calm, focused and emotionally even.
I wonder if some tolerance is developing to the more abrasive side of the stimulation, or if this is an effect of the Depakote. Overall, I'm less angry and irritable, I would say, but I also feel very grey, sad and depressed, particularly when a dose wears off.
Since Depakote isn't helping my sleep at this point, I might give it another week or so before trying something else.