Posted by Charlie S (220.127.116.11) on October 07, 2001 at 01:11:18:
In Reply to: Depakote and my 2 year old son? posted by Mitch on October 06, 2001 at 23:10:22:
I'm 55 and Depakote did a fair job holding down my seizures, many say it's not as effective for CH. I think it does make one a little clumsy, but not seriously. The other side-effect that I noticed is some slight hair loss. It isn't profound but I noticed it. I no longer take it, as I now take Lamictol.
Almost everyone gains weight with Depakote. I had to eat like a bird to hold it down. I did well, but I took it for less than a year.
I'm sorry for your son's seizures but from what I've read and seen, young children have a very good chance to "outgrow" epilepsy. I hope this is the case.
Feel free to email me if you like.
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