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Taking epilim for anxious and depression, losing hair, having diarrhea, taking marijuana for pain. Suggestion?

since taking epilim for pain issues ive noticed im thinking clearer & that helps my pain a little as im not as anxious & depression is better.what is an average dose for pain managment.since taking this drug im losing hair, weight loss & a little diareah that dosnt go away,my sleep is also has been 15 months since my MVA & im in pain very frustrated.i think im not being helped because ive been on methadone for drug the last 6 months ive taken up using marijuana for pain works but it is illegal & the side affects are quite was good at first but not so good trying not to touch it but i do somtimes due to pain.associating with people who sell it is soul destroying.any help or ideas would be great.thank you.kind regards.michael aulerich.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Dec 2014
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Epilim or sodium valproate is a good medicine for bipolar disorder, seizure disorders and some times in pain conditions also. Usually for a healthy adult male with average built doses of 600-1200 mg are given. In some persons even high doses are given. If you are not getting relief in you pain condition then you should consult your psychiatrist for increase in dose. Concomitant use of methadone, marijuana can result in poor response. You have problem of hair fall, this is a common side effect of Epilim but it is reversible and on discontinuation of drug the hair growth occurs again. Please consult your psychiatrist for any side effect.

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