Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
1000mg of Depakote (Divalproex
sodium) is a good dose of the medication, but it appears that it is not controlling your mood fluctuations. From the decription of your symptoms of low mood, lack of interest, lethargy
, etc., it appears that you are having a breakthrogh depressive episode.
In such cases, the next option would be to try a change of medication. There are other mood stabilizers (like Lithium, Carbamazepine
) which may be effective in controlling your mood episodes. I would advise you to review with your psychiatrist
in order to have a detailed psychological assessment, so that further treatment strategies can be planned.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar