I've been on almost every variety of antidepressant out on the market but have yet to find something that works. I had some of the best results while on Effexor XR, Klonopin and Adderall XR but after the surgery the Effexor XR was discontinued and my Adderall XR was switched to immediate release. I'm currently on Pristiq (which is a delayed release med) but the doctor told me to continue on it and see if it worked. I believe some of it is getting into my system but I've developed the worst apathy/lack of motivation since I've been on it. On the plus side I'm not sad but I'm not happy either...just numb, emotionally blunted. I"ve stopped caring about basically everything. Even the doctors don't really know how gastric bypass and antidepressants really work...some people are find on extended release...others have to go to immediate release.
This zombie state is almost worse than the depression/anxiety. Anybody have any similar experiences with antidepressants after surgery?