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I have been taking Depakote EC for one year and the side effects are horrible - nausea,diarrhea,hot feet and hot and cold spells, waking at 4a.m and unable to get back to sleep.Depakote also has effected other medications as I cannot even take Paracetamol without feeling awful.Worst of all is the feeling that my nerve endings are being electrocuted I take 250 mgs at night and I understand that there are no lower dosage tablets in this country,what is my best course of action? I was on Lithium for twenty years without any problems but was allowed to come off it without taking anything else and had a severe episode of mania after two years.I am seventy eight years old.When I awake at 4a.m I need to urinate about four times up until 7a.m and have diarrhea at 6a.m every morning.
I was hospitalised for nine weeks and given Depakote ec for bi polar disorder and had no choice re my medication.
I take 150 mcg tablets of Levothyroxine and 50mg of Isosorbide Mononitrate daily.
I have been stable for one year but have felt awful during that time.
Are the medications you recommend available in the U.K