Surgery and Anti-depressants?

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/3/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to my PCP yesterday and she prescribed me Wellbutrin for depression as well as to help me stop smoking.  I was reading about it online last night and it said not to take pain killers like morphin and such while on them.  Im wondering how its going to work when I have my resection surgery in November?  Will I be able to have pain killers after the surgery...I mean obviously I will have to have them, but will I need to stop taking the Wellbutrin before the surgery?  I read that it can have bad withdrawl symtoms.  I will have only been taking them for 2 months before my surgery....Just wondering if anyone has had any problems with this before?
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings
Current Meds: Cimzia, Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: Sept 4, 2009 to Take Down Abdominal Fistula!!  (On hold until current flare is under control, boo!)
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