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#1 sistasassy

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:10 AM

I have been reading and it is said that you cannot take Cymbalta post op but can you take Xanax?

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:16 AM

I have been reading and it is said that you cannot take Cymbalta post op but can you take Xanax?


Cymbalta is an ani-depressant (of the SNRI type, like Effexor), Xanax is an anti-anxiety med.

2 different drugs for 2 different things...Why do you ask?
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:48 AM

I am a big chicken when it comes to flying so I take Xanax then but only then. Just a heads up - the first time that I flew post op - I took the same dose post-op that I did pre-op and it was wayyyyyyy too much.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:07 PM

good to know we can still take it post op. i only take it while flying also and we're going on a trip in december and im glad i can take it to fly.
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:33 AM

STOP PLAYING YOU GUYS! Are you all serious? We can't take Cymbalta post op? I take it daily and it really levels me out! Is it that we can't take it immediately after surgery or never again?

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:53 AM

STOP PLAYING YOU GUYS! Are you all serious? We can't take Cymbalta post op? I take it daily and it really levels me out! Is it that we can't take it immediately after surgery or never again?


For the life of me, I don't know why you couldn't take Cymbalta. It is an SNRI anti-depressant, just like Effexor. I know somewhere here I saw there are people taking Effexor.

The only possibility I can come up with is if its an XR/CR (extended/continious release) tablet. In that case you don't get the full benefit from it.

I had to play musical meds with my Modafinil (Provigil) for my ADHD & went from regular Remeron to Remeron Soltab (horrible chewable things!!)
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Highest: 170+kg/375+lbs

Pre-op: Nov 2006
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BMI: Nov 2006: 61

Surgery: Feb. 2007
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BMI: Feb. 2007: 53.1

August 2009:
Weight: 77kg/169lbs
BMI: 28.6

Since Nov. 2006: -88kg/193.6 lbs.
Since Feb. 2007: -66kg/145.2 lbs.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:15 AM

I'm taking 1/2 a Xanax now. It's plenty, and no problems. I was taking Effexor before surgery, but it was the time-release one, so after surgery I had to get it changed to 2 regular ones daily. No problems with it, but it didn't seem to work as well. Xanax goooooood, but I'll have to come off it eventually as apparently it can be addictive if you are not closely monitored?
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

I'm taking 1/2 a Xanax now. It's plenty, and no problems. I was taking Effexor before surgery, but it was the time-release one, so after surgery I had to get it changed to 2 regular ones daily. No problems with it, but it didn't seem to work as well. Xanax goooooood, but I'll have to come off it eventually as apparently it can be addictive if you are not closely monitored?


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Highest: 170+kg/375+lbs

Pre-op: Nov 2006
Weight: 165kg/364 lbs
BMI: Nov 2006: 61

Surgery: Feb. 2007
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BMI: Feb. 2007: 53.1

August 2009:
Weight: 77kg/169lbs
BMI: 28.6

Since Nov. 2006: -88kg/193.6 lbs.
Since Feb. 2007: -66kg/145.2 lbs.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

For the life of me, I don't know why you couldn't take Cymbalta. It is an SNRI anti-depressant, just like Effexor. I know somewhere here I saw there are people taking Effexor.

The only possibility I can come up with is if its an XR/CR (extended/continious release) tablet. In that case you don't get the full benefit from it.

I had to play musical meds with my Modafinil (Provigil) for my ADHD & went from regular Remeron to Remeron Soltab (horrible chewable things!!)
Nancy


Cymbalta is indeed an extended release medication according to my PCP and has taken me off of that med.. I had to wean myself off of it prior to surgery, as well.

So far, I haven't been put back on any medication, even though at one time it was thought I'd be on AD's for life, as a chronic sufferer of depression..

Cymbalta also helped with my arthritis pain as well.. (and now I can't take any medication for that at the moment either :( )

Thankfully, the four walks a day seemed to have done as well to help my depression and some of the aches and pains so I haven't sought any other meds out.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:07 AM

Cymbalta is indeed an extended release medication according to my PCP and has taken me off of that med.. I had to wean myself off of it prior to surgery, as well.

So far, I haven't been put back on any medication, even though at one time it was thought I'd be on AD's for life, as a chronic sufferer of depression..

Cymbalta also helped with my arthritis pain as well.. (and now I can't take any medication for that at the moment either :( )

Thankfully, the four walks a day seemed to have done as well to help my depression and some of the aches and pains so I haven't sought any other meds out.


That clears that up. I don't live in America so I'm not acquainted with the medicines different dosing types.

And a HUGE congrats on being off the meds..I only wish I could. Mine really is a chemical thing. I do feel better (mentally) for the exercise I get. Doesn't help too much with my pain. Send me some of your magic!:o
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Highest: 170+kg/375+lbs

Pre-op: Nov 2006
Weight: 165kg/364 lbs
BMI: Nov 2006: 61

Surgery: Feb. 2007
Weight: 143kg/315.2
BMI: Feb. 2007: 53.1

August 2009:
Weight: 77kg/169lbs
BMI: 28.6

Since Nov. 2006: -88kg/193.6 lbs.
Since Feb. 2007: -66kg/145.2 lbs.

#11 Claire-in-Texas

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:08 AM

I take Xanax occasiionally, ok'd by my surgeon.