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2 hours ago, Shagami said:

I take a generic ritalin but i had to be switched from extended release to immediate release so now i take 3 20mgs a day. Most extended release medications dont work on me.

I had my gastric bypass in 2005.

Not sure if any of this info helps

@Shagami at 1st read Thought your nick was Shinigami. Wow 😮 that was a long time ago and indeed your information does help and thank you for sharing. Can you share more about your life changes and how have you benefited long term from your RnY surgery.

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8 weeks out and I am mentally stable so far. Not sure I'm thrilled about having done the surgery, since it's now really unpleasant to eat and I'm hungry all the time. But the weight loss is very good - down 25lbs since surgery.

I had sleeve, none of my meds are extended release, but I take a lot of meds because I have bipolar and anxiety. The only med I've changed is that I'm stopping the topamax which I took for Migraines because I haven't had any migraines since surgery.

I would highly recommend working with a psychopharmacologist if you take a lot of psych meds and are thinking about WLS. There's a lot to consider.

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5 minutes ago, lizonaplane said:

8 weeks out and I am mentally stable so far. Not sure I'm thrilled about having done the surgery, since it's now really unpleasant to eat and I'm hungry all the time. But the weight loss is very good - down 25lbs since surgery.

I had sleeve, none of my meds are extended release, but I take a lot of meds because I have bipolar and anxiety. The only med I've changed is that I'm stopping the topamax which I took for Migraines because I haven't had any Migraines since surgery.

I would highly recommend working with a psychopharmacologist if you take a lot of psych meds and are thinking about WLS. There's a lot to consider.

@lizonaplane congratulations on ur weight loss, extended release medication would be a problem for people like me that did the bypass because of the anatomical changes down. You should not have any issues. I would still suggest to speak with your surgeon.

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18 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

8 weeks out and I am mentally stable so far. Not sure I'm thrilled about having done the surgery, since it's now really unpleasant to eat and I'm hungry all the time. But the weight loss is very good - down 25lbs since surgery.

I had sleeve, none of my meds are extended release, but I take a lot of meds because I have bipolar and anxiety. The only med I've changed is that I'm stopping the topamax which I took for Migraines because I haven't had any Migraines since surgery.

I would highly recommend working with a psychopharmacologist if you take a lot of psych meds and are thinking about WLS. There's a lot to consider.

Topiramate (long, long pre-surgery) made me absolutely ravenous, which is stupid because it was prescribed as part of a weight loss regimen. As soon as I stopped it, the hunger went away.

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I had to switch my meds so much since surgery n had to decrease my anxiety meds because they was to strong for me

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I have fibromyalgia arthritis and had a trauma 2 years ago. I electcuted myself and I almost killd myself. I have very bad anxiety and I over eat thats why we have a bariatric mind. Our mind is working for our hearts

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