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Bipolar and sodium valproate

Anyone have any experience of a very flat mood on sodium valproate does this mean I need less or this the usual thing for this drug??


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,659 Disability Gamechanger
    SV or epilim is used for BP, epilepsy and migraines, I take it for epilepsy, have you recently started taking it? if so side effects can very often wear off as you get used to a new drug.
    If you have concerns speak to your GP or consultant asap.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • madmax1988
    madmax1988 Member Posts: 9 Connected
    I started taking it 3 years ago after a period of time in hospital it's a mood stabilizer for me but makes me feel flat was just asking the question to see if any bipolar people on it had the same experience??.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @madmax1988 and a very warm welcome to the community. I'm sorry to hear the medication is making you feel flat. I imagine this is quite frustrating. Feeling flat can be a very common side effect of mood stabilisers, but please do speak to your GP if you are concerned.


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