I have been taking 2 250 mg. depakote at night. In adding another 250, I added it in the a.m. I became very groggy in the afternoon. Will this grogginess go away if I take it all at night? Thanks in advance.
Yes that's complex because for me it didn't work unless I took it twice a day. Ask your psychiatrist if it would work once a day though ER might be different but that would be up to them. I don't know if they had that option when I took it. It was quite sedating though for me so if allowed that might be a good option.
I thought I'd add an answer here on the forum as well as our conversation in PM.
Changing to 1000 mg is to handle symptoms of hypomania when they become a problem for functioning. This happened recently, and I felt much better after 4 days of the increased dose. I reduced it back to 750 after a couple of weeks when the symptoms had settled down and I felt that the drug was making me feel bloated and very tired.
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