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    I have been taking depakote ER
    An_249910 posted:
    I been taking Kepraa ER since 2005 then my level was not right so the doctor change me regular strength Depakote it did not wok so she change to Depakote ER i been free from epilepsy since almost 2009
    dancer86442 responded:
    Hi There! That is some really Great News! I hope you continue to remain seizure free on this drug. I have been seizure free for over 20 yrs on Phenobarbital.

    Welcome to Epland. Please make yourself at home & Feel free to comment, post, vent &/or share more of your Journey/knowledge of Epilepsy. HUGS!

    Love Candi
    saxofone1 responded:
    Good things do happen with time, patience, and good support.

    Hope this period of no seizures continues in the new year and beyond.

    Think about checking out some of the discussions. A positive input is always good therapy. A reason to renew hope.

    hula_dancer73 responded:
    I had a bad experience with Depakote.

    IT made me toxic so they had to remove me from it and I was taking the ER form of it at 2000 mgs.

    They then put me on Lamictal and cross-titrated it with the Depakote.

    I have been on Lamictal since 2003. VImpat at 600 mg s since 2 years ago and klonopin for ever.

    Hoever unlike you I am NOT sz-free. My szs are refractory and can get way out of control and are ex[tremely hard to ttreat. VNS as well.

    I wich you all the best that you stay sz-free for the rest of your life.


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