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    Gastric Sleeve Member Lovely's Avatar
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    Default Cymbalta after surgery?

    Good morning! Is anyone on cymbalta? If so, do you take your pill whole? I'm worried about crushing it since it is time released.

    Thanks for helping!
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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    Don't crush the Cymbalta. That could be dangerous.I would try taking it whole but it would be best to ask your doctor or pharmacist.


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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    I take Cymbalta also... good question ! Another one to put on my list for Dr. Alvarez. My Synthroid is a tiny tablet, but the Cymbalta and Celebrex are fairly large capsules. Hopefully, when I lose the weight, I won't need pain meds or the antidepressant anymore.



    Started this journey on 7/18/2013 @ 204.8 with 14 day pre-op liquid diet
    Day of surgery 8/1/2013, fully clothed on Dr. Alvarez's scale @ 195

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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    I've been wondering about this also. Will certainly keep my eye on this post.


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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    Cymbalta is an anti-D, right?

    I take a daily anti-D, Pristiq, and I take it whole. The only day I skipped was the day of the surgery. I was back on it the day after.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Lovely's Avatar
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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by nana banana View Post
    I've been wondering about this also. Will certainly keep my eye on this post.
    As soon as I hear back fro my doc, I will be sure to post!



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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmyInOrlando View Post
    I take Cymbalta also... good question ! Another one to put on my list for Dr. Alvarez. My Synthroid is a tiny tablet, but the Cymbalta and Celebrex are fairly large capsules. Hopefully, when I lose the weight, I won't need pain meds or the antidepressant anymore.
    I take Cymbalta (time release capsule) and my pharmacist told me in the past I can break open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on applesauce, etc. so you may be able to check into that.
    My 8-year-old Jack Russell has been missing from my very rural yard since 7:30pm on July 4th, 2013 while chasing jack rabbits. I live in Burns, OR just off S Newton Rd & HWY 78. My number is: 541-493-9519, please call any time day or night. I have created a page for him to get his picture out there. I am fearful someone has picked him up and removed him from the area, the more people who see his picture the better, he could be anywhere. Please like & share: Please Help Find Reggie



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Think's Avatar
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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truffles View Post
    Cymbalta is an anti-D, right?

    I take a daily anti-D, Pristiq, and I take it whole. The only day I skipped was the day of the surgery. I was back on it the day after.
    It is, although it is also FDA approved for neuropathic pain from diabetes and also for low back pain. I take it for nerve pain from permanent nerve damage.
    My 8-year-old Jack Russell has been missing from my very rural yard since 7:30pm on July 4th, 2013 while chasing jack rabbits. I live in Burns, OR just off S Newton Rd & HWY 78. My number is: 541-493-9519, please call any time day or night. I have created a page for him to get his picture out there. I am fearful someone has picked him up and removed him from the area, the more people who see his picture the better, he could be anywhere. Please like & share: Please Help Find Reggie



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    Default Re: Cymbalta after surgery?

    Hi-I've been taking Cymbalta for years before the surgery to treat fibromyalgia, generalized pain and depression. And yes, I've been taking the pill whole at the direction of my surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, since the day after surgery...no problem. But I have been fortunate because I experienced zero vomiting and very little nausea immediately after surgery. I HAVE had some episodes of vomiting since introducing food again.

    At any rate, I was told 1) do not open up and dissolve a time-released capsule, 2) take a gel cap or coated capsule with enough water to get the capsule down without distress and stop.

    Hope this helps.


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