I will be getting gastric bypass soon and I take Effexor XL 300mg. Will it be possible to continue using this medication after bypass because of the issues of swallowing pills after surgery and malabsoption? It is in capsule form and I can break open and swallow the little beads it has but because it is extended release, I don't know if it will have enough time in my digestive system to be absorbed.
I have heard that maybe I can switch to a different medication but it took years to find THE ONE to work for me and Effexor has been a God sent to me. Has anyone gone through this?