My doctor has suggested sodium valproate as a preventative med for my 25 year migraine problem, but I’m scared to try it. Previously 8 weeks on carbamazepine left me with virtually constant vertigo/dizzyness, feeling drunk and hung-over at the same time, which lasted for over two years after stopping that drug. Then years later I tried topiramate and got dizzy after the first dose, so immediately stopped the drug with no repercussions that time. Has anyone any experience of sodium valproate? (epilim, epival, convulex, episenta, depakote) I would find it most useful to hear your experience with this drug please.