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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Thu 25 Sep 2014, 2:36 pm

Lexipro and Escitalopram are the same thing I have been on it for 15 years I took it the morning of my op and then second day after op, after all the doctors put there heads together and decided it would be ok I cut them in half

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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Thu 25 Sep 2014, 12:24 pm

I don't know if this helps, but I very recently started a low dose of Escitalopram.
I take it in the morning because it helps wake you up. Seems pretty good so far, I haven't had any side effects. I know it sounds funny, but it feels like a shield. I'm not numb. Still have peaks and valleys, its just that the valleys aren't so dark.
I find it hard to maintain a regular sleeping pattern. So I use melatonin at night, with Valerian which you can get from the chemist. I also wear sunglasses from a certain point at night to help make me sleepy. Trying to trick my body clock.
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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Thu 28 Aug 2014, 11:23 am

I thought I would add that yes I would be able to get up if necessary on the Avanza what i have found is that it doesn't knock me out completely but it relaxes me enough to go to sleep and if I wake and I do regularly from menopause I can get back fine.  For me this is a first I have had menopause for 13yrs and have lost endless hours of sleep and that is probably the biggest reason for my depression no-one can go on with only a couple of hours sleep a day.  I am just hoping when the depression effects finally hit in it will be as good as the sleep effects.  Good luck I think any kind of tablet will be better then a capsule I still have trouble swallowing them and giant vitamins 15mths post tablets can be cut in two.
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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Sat 23 Aug 2014, 2:05 pm

Thank you everyone. My new go doesn't know much about the sleeve and all of the changes that go with it but she thinks that if I change to lexipro because it's a tablet it might dissolve faster so I'll get the whole dose. She thinks that maybe the cymbalta is not dissolving properly or fast enough because it's a  capsule :/
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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Sat 23 Aug 2014, 1:41 pm

This is a good question Pendle, I have been on what are now called Dothep for over 20 years to help with chronic pain as well as depression.

They have a coating on them so I have been weaning myself off them prior to surgery down from 3 to 1 as I think dissolving them in water will be horrible.

I 'hope' I will be able to recommence them after the surgery, when I can eat food again, as I have tried quite a few others that haven't worked for me.

Haven't tried Lexipro though so will talk to my GP about that just in case.

Good luck with it.
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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Sat 23 Aug 2014, 1:29 pm

After trying quite a few (with bad side effects) I've ended up on Lexipro.  I was on them before surgery, and still on then now (5 weeks post op).  I haven't noticed any difference before and after, and have no problem having them post-op.  Personally these have been one of the best ones I've been on over the past 10 years.
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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Sat 23 Aug 2014, 12:35 pm

Are you still able to wake up if u need to? I don't want to be knocked out so much that I can't get up to my daughter :/
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PostSubject: Re: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Sat 23 Aug 2014, 12:12 pm

I have just gone on Avanza but it has a sleeping pill effect as well the ones I have been given are low dose but it is dissoluble on the tongue don't know if the other dosages are like that.  I take it a couple of hours before sleep.
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PostSubject: What antidepressants work for you all since your sleeve surgery?   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 1:31 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been taking cymbalta for several years now and neve had a problem with it, but two years ago I had a gastric sleeve done and I have found taking the capsules uncomfortable and my moods seemed to get worse again after a while...my doctor has suggested that maybe I should try a tablet form of antidepressant like lexipro but I know nothing about it and how it is with people that have had sleeves done. What antidepressants have worked for you all since your sleeves?

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