Well, I met with my doctor on Tuesday. After a discussion with him, we decided to start tapering off the Anti-Depressant.
When I started taking it, it did help with the depression but also accelerated my cycles a made me more “volatile”. The introduction of the Depakote into the mix had a significant impact on the amplitude and intensity of my mood swings. But some days I still feel all over the place and my mood can change quickly.
The thought is that moving off the anti-depressants would slow down my cycles. The depakote making it easier to deal with the highs and lows, hopefuly if my cycles are a little more spaced out it would make me a little more even and predictable.
Of course, I have to taper off the anti-depressants do side-effect (or at least minimize them). So I will see how my mood progresses over the next 2-3 weeks.