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1076976 tn?1333561965

I feel awesome, or do I feel manic?

I just increased my Depakote from 1000 to 1500mg per day this past Tuesday, and for the past two days, I have been VERY  hyper early in the morning until about mid afternoon. I felt anxious yesterday, today I had a spot of irritability, but today I've just been so high energy I don't know what to do with myself. I don't have any grandiosity or manic sorts of plans and schemes, no increase in my sexual desire or activity, nor do I think I'm in any danger of hurting myself or others. Is this hyperactivity normal for Depakote, or is this a sign that the dosage is too high? Should I wait longer to see if I even out? I'm not terribly uncomfortable -- I might even get some of the cleaning done that I've ignored in my depression. But I'm not sure I could live like this forever.

What do you think?
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952564 tn?1268372247
Well, I've never been on depikote but if you still feel like this tomorrow, can't sleep, or start feeling you're just not yourself I would call your doctor to ask about it. That's really the only thing I can think.
585414 tn?1288944902
Yes I would agree about speaking to your psychiatrist but that is unusual as Depakoate generally treats mania better than depression and for that reason I was very depressed on it and could not tolerate it. That said side effects that are common from medications are not the only ones that occur. Are you on any other medications, physical or mental? Speak to your psychiatrist about that so they can rule out any potential interactions as Depakoate has some.
1076976 tn?1333561965
I'll see if things even out over the next few days, and if they don't I'll call my pdoc. I did find it weird that a med used to treat mania would make me feel more hyper! Of course, I don't really know if it's effected my sleep patterns, because the doc has me on Ambien CR at night.

Argh the ups and down of meds!
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