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Depakote Has Been A Nightmare To My Family,has Anyone Else Suffered This

A MyAutismTeam Member asked a question 💭

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 experience with your children not listening being violent… read more

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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 been down the long road of DAN doctors doing… read more

Depakote

A MyAutismTeam Member asked a question 💭

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.

Weening Off Depakote Sprinkles

A MyAutismTeam Member asked a question 💭

Anyone familiar with depakote sprinkles? any suggestion on how to start the weening process

A MyAutismTeam Member

That is what my son is currently taking, it's hard to say because he is nonverbal, and I've read a lot about it causing liver and kidney problems.

Has Anyone Had Success With Using Medications For Their Child's Aggression/meltdowns? Did It Help With Them Transitioning?

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my son is on .5 mg risperidone and ritalin..my son struggles with transitions. Best to use a picture schedule and keep it with you..have him pull the picture card for the next thing your about to do… read more

Is Depakote A Good Medication For And Adult Male With Violent Rage Behaviors?

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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 160. Hes gained a lot since hes been on it… read more

Tips: Blood Work

A MyAutismTeam Member asked a question 💭

So I'm taking Levi to have his blood drawn tomorrow for genetic testing, and I'm dreading it. Any tips? I don't want to traumatize him having to hold him down :(

A MyAutismTeam Member

He had the genetic testing testing as well he was negative and he was also tested for OCD that's tested by blood which was negative

Medication And Autism

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My son has been having some bad habits. Hitting throwing things yelling ect. We may be putting him on meds. Other parents I spoke with said it made a difference for the better when they did this. What are your thoughts? Hope you all have a blessed day.

A MyAutismTeam Member

My son is 7 and autistic he takes Depakote at night, does anyone know about this medication? It seems like it gives him restless leg syndrome, he is mostly non-verbal.

7 Yr Old Prescribed Depakote

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hello, my son is 7 yrs old with an ASD diagnosis, his father told me that his pediatrician was putting him on 350mg of Depakote daily, he says its because my son had 2 seizures recently, but I feel like it is being used to sedate him. Is this normal?

A MyAutismTeam Member

Thank you so much for the info. I will definitely reach out to the pediatrician who my ex, my son's dad, took him to without my knowledge. He didn't tell me he did that till afterward, he alienates… read more

Medications

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We have had a very hard summer. My son is 9 years old , non verbal, low functioning, very irritable and aggressive all the time and has been on respirdol for quite a few years and he has had to have it increase it a lot because after a few months it doesn't help him anymore. He's tried a lot of other different meds and for some reason it made him more angry and aggressive then helping him with it. I don't know what to do anymore. Nothing seems to help. We have tried clonodine and Intuniv… read more

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My son is 8 now. When he was 3 he started to become very violent. He started behavior therapy and was diagnosed with O.C.D. & O.D.D
He progressively gotten worse. By the age of 5 he was diagnosed… read more

Does Anyone Have Any Info- Anecdotal Or Otherwise- On Depakote?

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A MyAutismTeam Member

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