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Old 06-15-2018, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default How long for Depakote to work?

I have started taking Depakote with trepidation. So far so good. Maybe this is because I have to wait more time before it starts working, and more time before the side effects kick in. So how long did it take before this med started working for you? I want to see if my hair starts falling out.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:07 AM   #2
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I didn't get any hair falling out problems, but it started to work as soon as it got into "therapeutic range" as far as I can tell. I was outpatient, so was started slowly on it, but when I went to 1000mg the mania stopped dead cold; we've since lowered it a little cause I was getting some tremor issue and added propranololololololol.
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