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Amitriptyline vs. Ativan for Anxiety

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Amitriptyline

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/ 51,456 posts
Other Names: Elavil   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

Ativan

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/ 190,582 posts
Other Names: Lorazepam   Lorazepam Intensol
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 51,456 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 190,582 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 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
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

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12 years ago), I was given amitriptyline and 3 mg a day of...
...with depression,(like, 1000 years ago...err..ok 12 years ago), I was given amitriptyline and 3 mg a day of Ativan (lorazepam) Well, the Ativan worked great..but of course not the amitriptyline....
to 50 mgs of Amitriptyline--Worked ok--Went to 100 mgs--Its...
...50 mgs of Amitriptyline--Worked ok--Went to 100 mgs--Its the magic bullet----But on some strange occurrences it makes me nervous---I take my generic ativan and I...
to 50 mgs of Amitriptyline--Worked ok--Went to 100 mgs--Its...
...50 mgs of Amitriptyline--Worked ok--Went to 100 mgs--Its the magic bullet----But on some strange occurrences it makes me nervous---I take my generic ativan and I...
Amitriptiline) long ago and it does help with sound...
...much harder. I've used the anti-depressant Ativan (correction: Amitriptiline) long ago and it does help with sound sensitivity ...side effects. Dr. Hazell also said he prescribes Ativan on occas...
and now I am on Amitryptaline and Ativan. Thats helping...
...I had my seizures and ever since then I have had problems sleeping. I have been on stuff from Lunesta, Ambien, Temazapam....etc.etc.etc and now I am on Amitryptaline and Ativan. Thats helping for...
only wants me to take zero Ativan - feel this cold turkey...
...Just wondering what others do when you are to wean off Ativan - have been taking 1/2 to 1 mg ...only wants me to take zero Ativan - feel this cold ...Ativan - i also take amitriptyline 75 mg ...
when first diagnosed. I used Ativan then, and had a good...
...first diagnosed. I used Ativan then, and had a good sleep, but had the Ativan hangover the next day. ...one time I also used Amitriptline (25 mg.) and it worked great after I ...the odd time...
to decrease ativan as the amitriptyline starts to work
...week, supplemented with 1 mg ativan at night. I plan to ...later on in the week. I'm hoping to decrease ativan as the amitriptyline starts to work...
be upping the dose once again to 75mg. and I feel better...
...I'm now on 62.5mg of amitriptyline and will soon be upping the dose once again to 75mg. and I feel better than I have in ...in the morning. I did take ativan to help me make it...
What has increased my appetite is the amitriptyline I take...
...with ativan.  What has increased my appetite is the amitriptyline I take daily.  ...from others who take amitriptyline and experience the ...have experienced with amitriptyline.  It was great...
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