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Depakote Withdrawal. Step by step Depakote withdrawal procedure. Depakote withdrawal. How to get off Depakote safely. Depakote withdrawal.

Depakote Withdrawal

Depakote withdrawal - "Nice and smooth process for withdrawal. No problems at all. Thank you." Nick

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.

Head symptoms? Anxiety? Insomnia? Of course you do.

You likely would prefer to cut to the chase and find out what you can do to get relief quickly.

Neuro Day is formulated for the daytime anxiety and most other daytime side effects

Neuro Night for sleep and body aches

JNK Formula helps bring a gene back to balance the medication has altered.

Go to the manufacturers web site Click here and purchase the package of JNK Formula, Neuro Day and Neuro Night.

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 18-years of work, 18-years of failure and 18-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.

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 Europe or the U.K click here.

Many of you are in the middle of Depakote withdrawalwhen 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.

Depakote withdrawal Side Effects


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

Tachycardia - Rapid heart rate. -----


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

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. -----

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


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

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

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. -----


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

Constipation - Difficulty having normal bowel movement. -----

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

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

Dyspepsia - Disturbed digestion; indigestion. -----

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

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

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

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

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


Asthenia - Loss or lack of bodily strength. -----

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

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

Fatigue – The body feeling drained of energy. -----

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pyrexia – Fever. -----

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

Sluggishness - A fatigue type feeling or dull. -----

Thirst - An abnormal sensation of needing liquid. -----

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


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

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


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

Aggression - Hostile or destructive behavior or actions. -----

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

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

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. -----

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

Bradyphrenia - A slowness of the mind. -----

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

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. -----

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

Depression - A feeling of no hope. -----

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

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. -----

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

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

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. -----

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

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

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

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

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

Libido decreased - Sexual desire decreased. -----

Libido increased - Sexual desire increased. -----

Logorrhea - Incoherent talkativeness. -----

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

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

Nervousness - Easily agitated or distressed. -----

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Arthralgia - Severe pain in a joint. -----

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

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

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

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

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


Amnesia - The loss or impairment of memory. -----

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hypoesthesia - Drowsiness. -----

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sleep talking - Speaking words while asleep. -----

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

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

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

Tremor - An involuntary trembling movement. -----


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

Urinary frequency - An abnormal frequency of urination. -----

Urinary incontinence - Involuntary leakage of urine. -----


Dysmenorrhea - A condition marked by painful menstruation. -----

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

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


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

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

Epistaxis - Nosebleed. -----

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. -----

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

Rhinitis - Inflammation of the nasal membranes. -----

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


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

Hypotension - Abnormally low arterial blood pressure. -----


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

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

Rash - A skin eruption. -----

Sweating increased - Abnormal increase of perspiration. -----

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