So, after a 3 week stint of really bad depression my hubby went to a new pdoc that totally changed his meds. They said that his cycling has to do with being on anitdepressants--they tend to make a bipolar that has cycling cycle more. So he was to up his Depakote and start Seraquel. Anyone know anything about this Seraquel? This is a rather scary time for me because I know that there can be chaos with meds changing. He will no longer take 2 antidepressants with the Depakote like he has been doing for the last year. And they said it could take weeks for the Seraquel to get to a level in his system where it will be effective for him. Any advice? I'm nervous about this change--although the pdoc seemed so confident that this is what he needs for his particular cirucmstance (bipolar depression still being a big problem). What if this doesn't work? Where are we then?
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