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Condition: Bipolar Depression
1/24/2010 5:48:13 PM

Reviewer: ellie210, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have distorted vision and blurred vision in both eyes. Have been taking Depakote (Valproic Acid) for 10 years. Does anyone have any eye problems taking this drug?

Condition: Bipolar Depression
10/3/2009 7:27:59 PM

Reviewer: M'Lis, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Seems to have aleviated the confused feeling

Condition: Bipolar Depression
6/22/2009 11:00:06 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
NOT SURE HAVEN'T TAKEN IT LONG ENOUGH FIRST TIME ON THIS MEDS.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
4/28/2009 11:39:20 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 135lb female who was put on 1500mg of this immediately and was told that my blood level was fine, I was almost comatose! I couldn't get off the couch for days on end, finally my local doctor lowered my dose and I am now down to 250mg daily--I fell human again, I'll take the depression over this!

Condition: Bipolar Depression
10/27/2008 8:17:41 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
On this and Abilify. I'm not quite feeling myself just yet. This medication gives me bad heartburn. I also experience blurred vision after taking my meds. Not so much weight gain, but it does make my head feel a little funny.

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