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Depakote Withdrawal

The web site you are on is The Road Back Program. The Road Back is a member of California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC).  We have been assisting people off psychoactive medication since 1999, and have helped well over 50,000 people off their drugs.

Withdrawal from Depakote no longer needs to be grueling and suffering from the Depakote withdrawal side effects can be a thing of the past. You are now on The Road Back web site, we are located in the United States, offer assistance for free and most importantly we show you what you can do right now for Depakote withdrawal without the need to purchase a book.

The Road Back Program was started in 1999 and with well over 50,000 people now off addictive medication using this program, we are the largest out-patient drug withdrawal program in the world. Over the past decade the program has changed considerably with new research, breakthroughs and by listening to what people using the program have told us. All the clinical studies in the world by medical professionals are worthless if they do not lead to a person feeling better and doing better in life regarding Depakote side effects and Depakote withdrawal.

There was a time not so long ago the medical community felt Depakote was not addictive. In 2012, the Surgeon General for the U.S. Army acknowledged Depakote was not just addictive but he went further to remove Depakote from the psychoactive drug list approved to give our troops. Well intentioned physicians may still believe Depakote is not addictive but this does not make them a bad physician, it does mean they are still uninformed about Depakote.

The point I wish to make with the above text is; clinical studies may be accurate or they may even be completely false, we at The Road Back as well as physician’s need to listen to each of you. If the goal is to assist people off Depakote and have the person feel real well during the Depakote tapering, we need to listen to you and not clinical studies only. This program was developed by taking Depakote clinical studies and putting that information to use. Some of the information has worked quite well, while other information turned out to be worthless.

An example of this regarding Depakote: If Depakote is used for a prolonged period of time the Depakote will deplete the B vitamin biotin from the body. A deficiency of biotin will cause numbness or tingling of the extremities, a reaction to loud noise or a reaction to bright light which could also include seizures. This is a biotin deficiency and not a medical problem. Put the right amount of biotin back in the body and these symptoms vanish. It is that simple.

This program is a culmination of 13-years of work, 13-years of failure and 13-years of success. None of us are exactly the same; the Depakote side effects you may be experiencing may not be the same Depakote side effects experienced by others, how you do while tapering the Depakote may not be the same for others, you may be able to taper Depakote a little faster than average or you may need to take this a little slower.

There are some basics that apply to all people though when it comes to being able to withdrawal from Depakote. We take those basics, the list of side effects from the Depakote drug approval process and from these, you have our program. Read through the Depakote side effect list found below on this page, you may have quite a few of them or only a small quantity. Either way, the program is designed to guide you through the Depakote withdrawal process.

You start out with what we call the Pre-Taper. The Pre-Taper are things you start doing before you ever reduce the Depakote.

Two of the side effects that tend to be common with each person taking Depakote are daytime anxiety and insomnia. Unless we can handle these two side effects, there really would not be a Depakote withdrawal program. These two side effects are that debilitating when left out of control. Once the daytime anxiety and insomnia are under control, other Depakote side effects you may be experiencing have a chance of simply going away on their own because they were anxiety and sleep related.

It would be hard to argue that constant anxiety on top of no sleep would not cause a person stress. We have gene in our cells called the JNK gene. This gene becomes too active when stress is chronic and this over activation of the JNK gene will lead to other body problems and some of those problems can be mentally related in time. So we also want to reduce the over activation of the JNK gene during the pre-taper and keep this gene in check throughout the taper process as well.

Natural supplements can be used to regulate the JNK gene, anxiety and insomnia. The Depakote creates a metabolic disorder bringing some enzymes too high and when the flow of the metabolic system becomes stuck or flowing too profusely the body can’t handle it and a cascading effect takes place. You may become anxious due to the calcium firing erratically or by the adrenals out of balance or a host of proteins being too abundant or even too few.

You will start the Pre-Taper by taking a supplement called JNK Capsules. This supplement contains botanicals that have been proven to regulate the JNK gene, reduce stress, and put back in the cells what the benzodiazepines have stripped out and more. As stated earlier, long term use of a benzodiazepine will create an inadequate amount of the B vitamin biotin. Biotin has been included in the JNK Capsule formula to address this issue.

A metabolic disorder will take place with Depakote usage in an area called nitric oxide and nitric oxide synthase. These are also known as NO/NOS. Too much NO will overwhelm NOS and then a substance called NMDA will go out of balance and this will lead to the misfiring of calcium. Here you have the rapid start of anxiety and the start of insomnia.

A supplement called Body Calm Daytime Relief should be used during the daytime to help with the Depakote induced anxiety. The supplement blend of Body Calm Daytime Relief has the ingredients required to help regulate the NO/NOS cycle as well as to help keep the JNK gene from being over expressed. You would take 1 capsule every 2 to 4 hours throughout the day.

At bedtime, you will take one of 2 supplements. You can choose between Body Calm Supreme With Melatonin or Body Calm Supreme Melatonin Free. The one with melatonin is a little stronger but the melatonin free product still works rather well for those of you sensitive to melatonin. You would take 1 capsule 15-minutes before bedtime.

The Road Back does not sell these supplements. They are available at the U.S. manufacture Neuro Genetic Solutions. If you are in the United States or Canada the supplements are 50% off at the moment. If you are located in Australia or neighboring countries click here, if you are located in Europe or the U.K click here.

Many of you are in the middle of Depakote withdrawal when you find our web site and the thought of reading hundreds of pages from the book How to Get Off Psychoactive Drugs safely is overwhelming. If you click How to Start which is located at the top of this page, all pages of the book are located there.

You can just use the information found on this page to start your pre-taper. Take the supplements as described below.

JNK Capsules – Take 1 packet of the JNK first thing in the morning. If you take the Depakote first thing in the morning, take the Depakote as normal, wait 1 hour and then take the JNK Capsules.

Body Calm Daytime Relief – 2 hours after you took the JNK Capsules take 1 capsule of Body Calm Daytime Relief. You can take another capsule of the Body Calm Daytime Relief every 2 to 4 hours as needed.

Body Calm Supreme – Take 1 capsule 15-minutes before bedtime. If you awake in the middle of the night it is fine to take another capsule.

Depakote Withdrawal Side Effects

CARDIAC DISORDERS

Palpitation - Perceptible forcible pulsation of the heart, usually with an increase in frequency or force, with or without irregularity in rhythm. Depakote Withdrawal

Tachycardia - Rapid heart rate. Depakote Withdrawal

EAR AND LABYRINTH DISORDERS

Ear pain - Any pain connected to the inner or outer portion of the ear. Depakote Withdrawal

Tinnitus - A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a separate condition, such as the use of benzodiazepines. Depakote Withdrawal

Vertigo - A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. Depakote Withdrawal

EYE DISORDER

Blurred vision - Compared to normal, a distortion of vision. Depakote Withdrawal

Mydriasis - Prolonged abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye induced by a drug or caused by disease. Depakote Withdrawal

Photophobia -  An abnormal sensitivity  to  or  intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation.  An abnormal fear of light. Depakote Withdrawal

GASTROINTESTIONAL DISORDERS

Abdominal pain - Pain between the chest and pelvis, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas. Depakote Withdrawal

Constipation - Difficulty having normal bowel movement. Depakote Withdrawal

Diarrhea - Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces. Depakote Withdrawal

Dry mouth - When the mouth is dry beyond what might be normal. Depakote Withdrawal

Dyspepsia - Disturbed digestion; indigestion. Depakote Withdrawal

Dysphagia - Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow. Depakote Withdrawal

Nausea - A feeling of sickness with the urge to vomit. Depakote Withdrawal

Pharyngolaryngeal syndrome - Of or pertaining to the larynx or pharynx. Depakote Withdrawal

Salivary hypersecretion  - A continual or excessive amount of saliva that is uncontrollable. Depakote Withdrawal

Vomiting - Ejecting all or part of the stomach contents. Depakote Withdrawal

GENERAL DISORDERS

Asthenia - Loss or lack of bodily strength. Depakote Withdrawal

Chest tightness - A feeling in the chest of contraction. Depakote Withdrawal

Edema - An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities. Depakote Withdrawal

Fatigue – The body feeling drained of energy. Depakote Withdrawal

Feeling drunk - Feelings associated with drinking too much alcohol. Depakote Withdrawal

Feeling hot or cold - An uncontrollable feeling of being too hot or cold that is abnormal  for the temperature. Depakote Withdrawal

Feeling jittery - An uneasy feeling often associated with the inability to remain still. Depakote Withdrawal

Hangover - Feeling like the day after consuming too much alcohol. All or a few hangover sensations may be present. Depakote Withdrawal

Increased energy - An abnormal amount of energy bordering on hyper. Depakote Withdrawal

Loss of control of legs – Inability to control  legs, such as restless leg syndrome. Depakote Withdrawal

Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness. Depakote Withdrawal

Pyrexia – Fever. Depakote Withdrawal

Rigors - Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill. A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli. Depakote Withdrawal

Sluggishness - A fatigue type feeling or dull. Depakote Withdrawal

Thirst - An abnormal sensation of needing liquid. Depakote Withdrawal

Weakness - A reduced state of normal energy and stamina. Depakote Withdrawal

INFECTIONS AND INFESTATIONS

Influenza symptoms - The body feeling and at times the manifestation of flue like symptoms. Depakote Withdrawal

Upper respiratory tract infections - Infection of the nose, sinuses, pharynx (part of neck and throat) or larynx (commonly known as the voice box). Depakote Withdrawal

MENTAL DISORDERS

Abnormal dreams - Nightmares or dreams that are upsetting to the individual. Depakote Withdrawal

Aggression - Hostile or destructive behavior or actions. Depakote Withdrawal

Agitation - A feeling where something or anything could set a person toward anger or combativeness. Depakote Withdrawal

Anger - Uncontrollable and volatile emotion with rage; usually  an attempt to stop someone or something. Depakote Withdrawal

Anxiety - A state  of uneasiness  and apprehension,   as about future uncertainties.  A state of intense apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation, often to a degree that normal physical and psychological functioning is disrupted. Depakote Withdrawal

Apathy - A feeling of no hope, such as if anything can be done it would not work. Depakote Withdrawal

Bradyphrenia - A slowness of the mind. Depakote Withdrawal

Confusion - An impaired orientation with respect to time, place or the form of an event. Depakote Withdrawal

Depersonalization - A state in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost, characterized  by feelings that one’s actions and speech cannot be controlled. Depakote Withdrawal

Depressed mood - A lowering of the state of mind or emotion compared to what a person normally feels. Depakote Withdrawal

Depression - A feeling of no hope. Depakote Withdrawal

Derealization -  The  feeling that  things  in  one’s  surroundings  are strange, unreal, or somehow altered, as seen in schizophrenia. Depakote Withdrawal

Disorientation – A loss of sense of direction, position, or relationship with one’s  surroundings.  A temporary or permanent state  of confusion regarding place, time or personal identity. Depakote Withdrawal

Dysphonia - An emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness. Depakote Withdrawal

Euphoric mood - A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded. Depakote Withdrawal

Hallucination - False or distorted perception of objects or events with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a traumatic life event or drugs. Depakote Withdrawal

Homicidal ideation - The formation of the idea or having the mental image of murder. Depakote Withdrawal

Hypomania - A mild form of mania, characterized by hyperactivity and euphoria. Depakote Withdrawal

Impulse control - A sudden pushing or driving force. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination. Depakote Withdrawal

Insomnia - Chronic inability to fall asleep  or remain asleep  for an adequate length of time. Depakote Withdrawal

Irritability - 1. The capacity to respond to stimuli. 2. Abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli of organism, organ, or body part. Depakote Withdrawal

Libido decreased - Sexual desire decreased. Depakote Withdrawal

Libido increased - Sexual desire increased. Depakote Withdrawal

Logorrhea - Incoherent talkativeness. Depakote Withdrawal

Mania - A manifestation of bipolar disorder characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety, and excessive physical activity. Depakote Withdrawal

Mood swings - The up and or down movement of emotions that are uncontrollable. Depakote Withdrawal

Nervousness - Easily agitated or distressed. Depakote Withdrawal

Nightmare - A dream creating intense fear, horror, and distress. Depakote Withdrawal

Psychomotor retardation - The retardation of movement and or mental process. Depakote Withdrawal

Restlessness - An uneasy feeling of not being able to be where one is located comfortably. Depakote Withdrawal

Suicidal ideation - The formation of an idea or mental image of killing one self. Depakote Withdrawal

METABOLISM AND NUTRITION DISORDERS

Anorexia - Loss of appetite, usually including a fear of becoming obese or a aversion toward food. Depakote Withdrawal

Appetite decreased - A decrease in the feeling one needs food for survival. Depakote Withdrawal

Appetite increased - An increase of the desire for food for survival. Depakote Withdrawal

MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS

Arthralgia - Severe pain in a joint. Depakote Withdrawal

Back pain - An unexplained pain anywhere in the back. Depakote Withdrawal

Muscle cramps - Muscle being contracted to the point of discomfort. Depakote Withdrawal

Muscle twitching - A rhythmic or irregular involuntary movement of any muscle. Depakote Withdrawal

Myalgia - Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when nonspecific. Depakote Withdrawal

Pain in limb - Pain in arm or leg. Depakote Withdrawal

NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS

Amnesia - The loss or impairment of memory. Depakote Withdrawal

Ataxia - Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement. Depakote Withdrawal

Coordination abnormal - Maintaining balance of the body difficult in comparison to what is normal for the person. Depakote Withdrawal

Disturbance in attention - Not able to remain as focused  as one was able to in the past. Depakote Withdrawal

Dizziness - A disorienting sensation such as faintness, light-headedness, or unsteadiness. Depakote Withdrawal

Dysarthria - Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis or in coordination of the muscles used in speaking. Depakote Withdrawal

Dyskinesia - An impairment in the ability to  control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions of lack of coordination. Depakote Withdrawal

Headache - A continual or time specific duration with pressure or pain within the head. Depakote Withdrawal

Hypersomnia - A condition in which one sleeps for an excessively long time but is normal in the waking intervals. Depakote Withdrawal

Hypoesthesia - Drowsiness. Depakote Withdrawal

Hypotonia - Reduced tension or pressure, as of the intraocular fluid in the eyeball. Relaxation of the arteries. Depakote Withdrawal

Memory impairment - Not able to recall an instance from the past as well as before. Depakote Withdrawal

Mental impairment - The ability to think and reason diminished. Depakote Withdrawal

Paresthesia - A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling. Depakote Withdrawal

Sedation - An over expression of reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability or excitement. Depakote Withdrawal

Seizures - A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion,  as in epilepsy. Depakote Withdrawal

Sleep apnea - A temporary  cessation of breathing while sleeping. Depakote Withdrawal

Sleep talking - Speaking words while asleep. Depakote Withdrawal

Somnolence - A state of drowsiness; sleepiness. A condition of semi- consciousness approaching coma. Depakote Withdrawal

Stupor - A state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked diminution in the capacity to react to environmental stimuli. Depakote Withdrawal

Syncope - A brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of cardiac systole, resulting in cerebral anemia. Depakote Withdrawal

Tremor - An involuntary trembling movement. Depakote Withdrawal

RENAL, THORACIC, AND MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS

Difficulty in micturition - Difficulty with urination or the frequency of. Depakote Withdrawal

Urinary frequency - An abnormal frequency of urination. Depakote Withdrawal

Urinary incontinence - Involuntary leakage of urine. Depakote Withdrawal

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND BREAST DISORDERS

Dysmenorrhea - A condition marked by painful menstruation. Depakote Withdrawal

Premenstrual syndrome - A group of symptoms, including abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, irritability, and depression. Depakote Withdrawal

Sexual dysfunction - A non-normal, for the individual, behavior or ability to have sex. Depakote Withdrawal

RESPIRATORY, THORACIC AND MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS

Choking sensation - A feeling of choking with or without cause. Depakote Withdrawal

Dyspnea - Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. Depakote Withdrawal

Epistaxis - Nosebleed. Depakote Withdrawal

Hyperventilation - Abnormally fast or deep respiration resulting in the loss of carbon dioxide from the blood, thereby causing a decrease in blood pressure and sometimes fainting. Depakote Withdrawal

Nasal congestion - A stoppage or restriction of the nasal passage. Depakote Withdrawal

Rhinitis - Inflammation of the nasal membranes. Depakote Withdrawal

Rhinorrhea - A discharge from the mucous membrane,  especially if excessive. Depakote Withdrawal

VASCULAR DISORDERS

Hot flashes – A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of blood vessels of the skin. Depakote Withdrawal

Hypotension - Abnormally low arterial blood pressure. Depakote Withdrawal

SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE DISORDERS

Clamminess - Abnormally moist, sticky and cold to the touch.

Pruritus - Severe itching, often of undamaged skin. Depakote Withdrawal

Rash - A skin eruption. Depakote Withdrawal

Sweating increased - Abnormal increase of perspiration. Depakote Withdrawal

Urticaria - A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or nervous condition. Depakote Withdrawal