hello. i was diagnoised as having depression and was on zoloft for 4 months. it left me with a false self of confidence, feeling that nothing mattered, unemotional and a 20lb weight gain.i thought i was happy on it, but i wasn't. i also had night sweats and major hypo manic episodes beyond normal. plus major alcohol binges. it did cure my bulimia though. my doctor now has me on depakote, starting slowly until i reach 1025mg per day. i have now been dianoised as bipolar which i agree i have been since childhood. zoloft cured my depression, now i need something to mellow me out for anxiety/manic episodes. how well does depakote and xanax or valium mix together? my friend has passed me a coulple of each to mellow me out. i'm also on allegra, zocor, triphasil and xenical and vitamins. any info on this conbo would be great. my doctor doesn't believe in prescribing valium/xanax or other potentilly addictive drugs. i'm now a light drinker after starting depakote, i can't handle very much over 2 glasses of wine. which is great for my alcohol problem.i prefer to be mellow since zoloft sent me into a mnic rage. no illegal drug use.