Anti-depressants and RNY

on 12/11/16 8:15 am
RNY on 03/30/15

I am seeing my PCP tomorrow for depression. Is there a limit to what we can and cannot take? I tried calling my surgeons office but, as always, their after care sucks.

I dont see these meds as being long term but I do really need some intervention right now.


on 12/11/16 8:39 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I'm not sure about individual medicines, but I know several people on here are on anti-depressants, so at least *some* of them work for us!

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

on 12/11/16 2:00 pm
RNY on 08/04/15

I'm taking 20mg of Prozac daily and it really, really has helped me.

Age: 44 | Height: 5' 3" | Starting January 2015: 291 | RNY 8/4/15 with Dr. Arthur Carlin| Goal: 150

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. ~Proverbs 19:20

on 12/11/16 2:33 pm - Canada

I have tried a few different ones since it can sometimes take a while to find the right combination. The only issue I have been told about through the bariatric process is to watch for extended release meds. They can move through our system too quickly and not be absorbed properly. One option is to space out your doses which I'm doing now as my med only comes in extended release. This allows you to get enough of the med throughout the day.

Hope that helps :)


H.A.L.A B.
on 12/11/16 7:56 pm

If you get them - don't drink alcohol. There is a warning on most of them about no alcohol while on antidepressants. Make sure you take that seriously.  Antidepressants can change how your body processes the alcohol and even lead to alcohol dependency. 


Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

on 12/11/16 8:51 pm
RNY on 03/30/15

I don't drink at all, so thankfully that isn't a concern 

on 12/11/16 10:31 pm

Be aware that some anti-depressant medications have WEIGHT GAIN as a side effect.  Discuss this with your doctor or Psychiatrist.

 Ticker 87883

Height:  5' 8"  Initial Consultation:  10/6/2015  HW:  286.5   CW:  277

on 12/13/16 6:27 am - PALMDALE, CA

Yes they do! I've been on prozac for a good 6-8 months now and have gained a good 20 pounds... so not happy about that. It is a constant battle


HW-258 SW- 247 CW-147 Surgery date-8/11/2011

on 12/13/16 8:10 am
RNY on 09/20/16

I started taking Cymbalta last week and so far no issues.  I already feel better than I did.  Goodluck! 

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 12/13/16 1:43 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

The most important thing to watch out for is that you can't take "extended-release" format medications after RNY, and several meds have that as an option. (Basically you can take one pill a day, instead of needing multiple doses throughout the course of the day.) They'll have something like "XL" or "XR" in the name, and you'd just need to make sure you take the regular formulation.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

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