I am a worry wart and have been since I was little. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in college and have tried a few medications over the years to help (Zoloft, Paxil, and now, Cymbalta). When I told my doctor of my decision to have WLS, he was so pleased that I was finally doing something for me!
I have been on Cymbalta for about a year and it has been amazing! I have relaxed, let go, and become a person that people, particilarly my kids, can be around without walking on eggshells. One of the crappy things about Cymbalta is that it really made a difference when I took it and what I ate immediately after I took it. I would feel really nasty if I didn't eat enough and/or didn't eat the right things.
Fast forward to my surgery last week. I tried to take my medication twice and both times I felt like crap afterward so I haven't taken it since. I've also noticed that I am pretty darn relaxed and am dealing just fine with all the changes that have transpired over the last week. I've been in charge (taking care of the family, driving, schedules, etc.) 100% on my own since Saturday and there hasn't been a blip. (NO, I do not recommend that anyone stop taking any medication after surgery, it just happened that way).
I plan on calling my doctor today and at least reducing my medication (as I asked him before my surgery), but I was wondering if anyone else with a similar condition noticed a change after surgery.
Consult: 270 Surgery: 256 1 Month: 237 2 Mos: 223 3 Mos: 208
4 Mos: 198
5 Mos: 188 6 Mos:178 7 Mos: 169