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I went to my pre-op today and was told that for six weeks I can't take the anti-depressant I'm on because it can't be crushed. I had talked to my psychiatrist before the appt. and I was able to get something that dissolved for my other med. I'm so frustrated because I've tried so many and that one really works. Is anyone on an anti-depressant that they can take the first 6 weeks after surgery?

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I swallowed pills starting 1 or 2 days after surgery. I did break one in half a couple of times and then just took it whole from day 3 on.

I have also tried many different anti depressants and really wouldn't want to change. I think it can really mess you up and recovery from surgery is enough.

I am currently taking wellbutrin and effexor. I had no issues swallowing them at all.

Maybe try to get a 2nd opinion.

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I have been taking all small pills (think M&M or smaller) since the day after surgery. Vitamins are normally larger, so I did chewables for the 1st month. Absolutely no problems for me.

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I take Pristiq, and for a week after surgery, my PCP gave me capsule form of something else to dissolve in Water. let me tell you, i would have been better off getting nuts for the week. That crap was so nasty it made me gag. I called my surgeon and told him what was going on, he said to just try the Pristiq and wait about a half hour to see if i had any pain. I did not so I was good to go. Probably could have cut them in half for the days right after surgery. I was able to take Synthroid with no problems from when took my first sip of water!

HTH,

Patti

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I work with mental health and I would not condone of anyone stopping antidepressants during a period like this. It is a mojor stress on the body and mind. So many changes and we will be without the benefit/comfort that food has given us. Six weeks without anti-depressant? If I could do it for six weeks, during a period of stress and do not have a major relapse I would not start using it again.

Do not take chances, tell your doctor about other sleevers who did not have problems.

take care

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I take Pristiq, and for a week after surgery, my PCP gave me capsule form of something else to dissolve in Water. let me tell you, i would have been better off getting nuts for the week. That crap was so nasty it made me gag. I called my surgeon and told him what was going on, he said to just try the Pristiq and wait about a half hour to see if i had any pain. I did not so I was good to go. Probably could have cut them in half for the days right after surgery. I was able to take Synthroid with no problems from when took my first sip of water!

HTH,

Patti

HI I have been trying to figure out what to do about my pristiq? Did you taper off before surgery? How long did you wait to go back on pristiq was it a week after surgery..Im hoping you can shed some lite on this for me, Im feeling a little anxious about this part more than the surgery I think?/

Kelli

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Antidepressant drugs may be augmented in the treatment of depression or other mood disorders by non-antidepressant drugs (such as lithium carbonate) which have been shown to boost the antidepressant effect of a main antidepressant treatment. Dextromethorphan (found in many brands of over-the-counter cough syrup) as well as the opioids tramadol (Tramal, Ultram), and pethidine/meperidine are contraindicated with all SSRIs as they are serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) themselves and the combination could cause the potentially fatal serotonin syndrome. Many SSRIs inhibit the metabolism of dextromethorphan as well, further adding to the risk.

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HI I have been trying to figure out what to do about my pristiq? Did you taper off before surgery? How long did you wait to go back on pristiq was it a week after surgery..Im hoping you can shed some lite on this for me' date=' Im feeling a little anxious about this part more than the surgery I think?/

Kelli[/quote']

my surgeon says anything the size of M and M is ok. the Pristiq I Take is about that size.

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