Posted by SLS on February 20, 2012, at 8:28:07
In reply to Re: Depakote questions » SLS, posted by g_g_g_unit on February 20, 2012, at 7:10:07
> I think even if I was Bipolar though the sleep thing would be a deal-breaker.
Please don't let insomnia be a deal-breaker until you have tried to treat it aggressively. If Parnate works, you might have to take 3 drugs to treat the insomnia. In my way of thinking, it is well worth it.
In 1987, a doctor placed me on a combination of Parnate and desipramine. I didn't sleep for 2 weeks before he decided to intervene. I ended up taking a combination of Halcion and Ativan. It worked like a charm, and I slept very well. I went on to respond to this antidepressant combination. They were the best months of my life. It was well worth taking two benzodiazepines in order to live those months in remission. I relapsed only because this doctor had me discontinue the two antidepressants for fear of an escalating drug-induced mania. If Depakote were around back then, I could have stayed on the drugs and abolish the mania. But then, you would never know me. :-)
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