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    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    5/20/2013 7:20:44 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Since taking this drug I rarely feel manic. There seems to be some side effects such as more fatigue, weight gain and hair loss.

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    3/22/2013 5:08:56 PM

    Reviewer: hunteress, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    seams to work but my hair is falling out

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    2/25/2013 10:38:18 PM

    Reviewer: Sandy86, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I am 27 have 2 young children,I have had migraines since I was very yng it runs in my family would have migraines once a month that would take me down to the bed for bout 3 days an inbetweee mothly migraines I suffered from terrible headaches ive had lots of tesg done and my migraines and headaches were a mystery i was in a car wreck on 6/7/2012 ad severe anxiety and was diagnosed with severe bi-p ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    1/29/2013 11:04:37 PM

    Reviewer: JustThinkTwice, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    When I took Depakote it was awesome it seemed like the perfect medication.. I read a comment below saying that you would reather gain weigh and be sain than be skinny and in sain.. Sound familar I said the exact same thing now I have gained about 100 pounds and have more health issue do to weight gain.. I did the whole health class that tells you to whatch what you eat that wasn't it. it was t ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    12/26/2012 3:05:10 AM

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    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    good one

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