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Hi, Does anyone taking Depakote go for a 3-month blood test, specifically to test the Depakote levels in your blood? I took Depakote about 6 years ago and I don't remember ever having to take a blood test to measure the Depakote levels in my blood. I remember being extremely tired on Depakote, to where I couldn't stay awake during the day even after a full night's sleep, and even after drinking caffeine. However, I go to a different psychiatrist now, and she told me on Depakote I would need to have my blood tested every 3 months to measure the Depakote level in my body. I was thinking that maybe I was so extremely tired on Depakote years ago was because I may have had too much of it in my body, because I didn't get any blood tests done for Depakote levels.
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From the album: Caffeinated CreativityI have a needle phobia. Except when it's in my mouth. I struggle through blood tests and I don't get shots for anything. Unless they're in my mouth. My doctor decided to check my divalproex levels and this doodle was the result.