Jess, I am copying from my other thread, but i’ll endeavor to keep this thread depakote specific.
I am now 15 days into my 250mg of depakote ER daily and my symptoms have changed. I no longer get the dizzy spells, but it seems that my symptoms have progressed (regressed?) to a full blown migraine type of situation.
When I would have gotten dizzy, I now get a “full head feeling” which is much more welcome than the dizzy spins. The problem is that after I get to the full head feeling I get to a painful headache afterwards (something I had not experienced before). The headaches are very similar to the ones I used to get in middle school, so nothing unmanageable, but certainly a pain none the less. I trust this means the depakote is working and slowly changing a bit of my brain chemistry reducing the ease of CDS.
Fluorescent lights are certainly a trigger for me, so I am going to try out some thereaspects or another tinted glasses/contacts. I can do as much computer work as I want, as long as it is not in a room illuminated by fluorescent lights it seems. I also have an appointment with an ophthalmologist to rule out any eye based problems.
I’ll keep you all appraised and I hope you’ve had a good symptom light day.