Depakote (valproic acid) dosage increased. Thoughts slowed way down. Now slogging through my mind. Inspiration gone. Where is my muse? Know I needed to slow down, to catch my breath. Know this increased dose is temporary, that my mind will work better, quicker in the near future, after a month or two. Goal is to stabilize and then go back to my usual maintenance dose. Anything, any little thing, or now a big emotional stressor, can and will set me off on a roller coaster of moods. Now is a time to regain composure. What feels like stasis will lead to balance. Take a deep breathe and relax.