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Amitriptyline vs. Ativan for Anxiety

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Amitriptyline

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/ 53,666 posts
Other Names: Elavil   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

Ativan

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/ 174,707 posts
Other Names: Lorazepam
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 53,666 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 174,707 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Amitriptyline (Elavil, Tryptizol, Laroxyl, Sarotex, Lentizol) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It is the most widely used TCA and has at least equal efficacy against major depression as the newer class of SSRIs. As well ... Read more on Wikipedia
Lorazepam (initially marketed under the brand names Ativan and Temesta) is a high-potency short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug that has all five intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolytic, anterograde amnesia, sedative... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Renee
May 30, 2014
Renee wrote
IBS ativan
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By T.smith2005
January 22, 2014
T.smith2005 wrote
Labrynthitis amitrypteline and betahistine buccastem and dizziness
The dr has upped my amitriptyline intake to 1-3tabs a night. But I'm not sure. Seems to just make me feel more unbalanced
January 28, 2014
Is it safe to take the betahistine and the amitrypteline together?
Tracey  |  January 22, 2014
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By Cindy L Moore
August 29, 2013
Cindy L Moore wrote
Ativan
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
Tinkerbell  |  January 5, 2014
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By Mellabella
August 14, 2013
Mellabella wrote
Amitriptyline and eczema
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What patients are saying about Amitriptyline vs. Ativan

406 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
my nose was so plugged - am getting over a sinus infection...
...amitriptyline last night - got some sleep - woke up couple of times but my nose was so plugged - am getting over a sinus...
is HORRID..I hate all of those anti-depressants...they...
...the 1 mg. ativan at night..because I wake up frequently from pain. It also helps me not to ...by what I'm feeling. Amitriptyline is HORRID..I hate all of those anti-depressants...they make me ...
At one time I also used Amitriptline (25 mg.) and it work...
...when first diagnosed. I used Ativan then, and had a good sleep, but had ...all the time and I fall asleep easily. At one time I also used Amitriptline (25 mg.) and it worked great after I...
night with my amitriptyline - is it still effective for you...
Cassablanca - i still take Ativan 1 to 1.5 mg per night with my amitriptyline - is it still effective for you or do...
I'm just so afraid to try anything else..which doesn't help...
...and Ativan for anxiety. It's not working anymore. ...cream Amitriptyline was systemic even though they told me it wasn't. I'm just so afraid to try anything else..which doesn't help the...
and now I am on Amitryptaline and Ativan. Thats helping...
...sleeping. I have been on stuff from Lunesta, Ambien, Temazapam....etc.etc.etc and now I am on Amitryptaline and Ativan. Thats helping for the most ...I think the Lunesta is the best! I would ...
it made me tired and forgetful. it also made me sleepwalk...
...high dosage of amitrip. obviously i had to take it at bedtime. it made me tired and forgetful. it also made me sleepwalk. i cycle every ...i have been taking ativan, protonix, and zofran...
insomnia. I also took amitriptyline for almost two years...
...insomnia. I also took amitriptyline for almost two years ...I now stick to Ativan and take it sparingly. I find that the most effective herbal remedy is ...don't want to take Ativan. So y...
insomnia. I also took amitriptyline for almost two years...
...insomnia. I also took amitriptyline for almost two years ...I now stick to Ativan and take it sparingly. I find that the most effective herbal remedy is ...don't want to take Ativan. So ...
- i also take amitriptyline 75 mg too - your comments...
...wondering what others do when you are to wean off Ativan - have been taking ...night with amitriptyline but doc only wants me to take zero Ativan - feel this cold ...- i also take amitriptyli...
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