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Depakote

Depakote

Is depakene the same thing?my son's neurologist just switches him from Zonegran to Depakene today. I want to know the difference? I asked to switch because the Zonegran was causing negative side effects.

Is Depakote a good medication for and adult male with violent rage behaviors?

Is Depakote a good medication for and adult male with violent rage behaviors?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Our son has been on it and i haven't noticed much of a difference. At school hes been even more aggressive at times. Hes taking 750mg/day and he weighs… read more

posted 8 months ago

Does anyone have any info- anecdotal or otherwise- on depakote?

Does anyone have any info- anecdotal or otherwise- on depakote?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yep; studied it while in school, and my oldest daughter takes it regularly. What are your concerns?

posted almost 7 years ago

Is anyone familiar with Depakote and it's generic form?

Is anyone familiar with Depakote and it's generic form?

Our 7 year old just recently started taking Depakote for aggression, mood disorder and just behaviors in general. I'm wondering if I could briefly speak to other parents etc who's child or children have taken this medicine or who have taken it etc. We're just wanting to know what we need to look for or expect? Thank you.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter is taking Depakote since she was young she's 17 now and now it's affecting her liver so the doctor is trying to stop it cuz of her liver and… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Do any of your kiddos talk excessively loud?

Do any of your kiddos talk excessively loud?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Sue i do that all the time yes my son talks loud the school has worked on inside out side voice

posted about 2 years ago

Does anyone have a child who has both symptoms of autism and hallucinations (hearing voices)?

Does anyone have a child who has both symptoms of autism and hallucinations (hearing voices)?

My daughter was diagnosed with an ASD at age 3. Now at age 12 she has increasingly talked about her "imaginary friends" who talk to her, applaud when she behaves in certain ways, and otherwise influence her behavior. She understands that they are in her imagination, and she says she is the only one who can see or hear them. She is extremely aggressive, and at times threatens her "friends" because they upset her. I think… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

How are you @A MyAutismTeam Member ? How is your daughter?

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago

Depakote has been a nightmare to my family,has anyone else suffered this

Depakote has been a nightmare to my family,has anyone else suffered this

My son has Absonce Seizures so his doctor first put him on Zerontin well he was having headaches and stomach aches daily as well as losing 2 pounds in 2 months.His doctor switched him to Depakote which has caused very horrible behavior issues so he was switched back to the Zerontin but for the next 3 days he has be on both meds,I'm just hoping that "my" well behaved son returns after the Depakote is out of his system.Has anyone else had… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello,

My son is currently being weaned off of the Deapakote for his Grand Mal seizures. His behavior did get worse after using the Depakote. We have… read more

edited, originally posted about 5 years ago

Guanfacine causing tantrums

Guanfacine causing tantrums

My 5 yr. old granddaughter was put on Guanfacine one week ago, 1/2 mg in the evening for now, and it has had the opposite effect of what it was supposed to do. She is extremely irritable, talking less and wakes every night around 2. She has autism and was diagnosed with ADHD last week. Waking up during the night was a problem before, maybe three times a week, but not every night. She seems very angry most of the time and answers everything with "no". Anyone have a similiar experience?… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Clonodine was discontinued and she is now taking Risperidone for aggression, but that does not help with her ADHD. Ritalin was tried for 2 weeks, with… read more

posted about 6 years ago

Anyone good with MRI's? Re. Seizures & Focal Cortical Dysplasia type 2b...of the cerebral cortex part of brain ...

Anyone good with MRI's? Re. Seizures & Focal Cortical Dysplasia type 2b...of the cerebral cortex part of brain ...

Hi, has anyones child develped seizures by age 5 or 16 and what age did they start? Any progress and or any MRI findings? Our son his just been DX yesterday with the focal brain lesion for this ^ type 2b its synonymous with seizures in kids. We always noticed from 9 months he rolled his eyes back untill the whites were showing.
Can kids cry with seizures and appear to know whats… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

J had grand mal seizures when she came to us at 18 they started at 16 after a self induced comma to heal an sib sight..but only had them if meds error… read more

posted about 1 year ago
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