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Old 06-16-2017, 05:00 PM   #1
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I'm new here. I take 2000mg of Depakote. Before I was prescribed this I was unbearable to be around. I've heard that taking medications are looked down upon & some people consider it a weakness to take them, but let me say that I used to live in absolute torment on the inside with mood swings so bad I would bang my head into a wall! Once I did that to the hood of my Mothers SUV when we got into an agreement (she deals with M.I.)
I no longer drink ANY alcohol so I'm ostracized from most of the family cause they're all drinkers! I like myself now. I'm not perfect but at least I'm stable & see some hope. I don't experience much in the side effects department except for a little hand trembling . Do you all know that I had to lobby real hard to be put on something but I could not get any doctors at the Veterans Administration to even listen to me! I finally did get in to see a doctor who managed to squeeze me in, but that was only after I begged, badgered the veterans crisis hotline to do something.
OMG! BTW I'm not even a war vet I served in peace time many years ago.
More doctors are needed for people that suffer from mental illness we are a segment of the population overlooked & undervalued.
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