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Amitriptyline vs. Diazepam for Anxiety

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Amitriptyline

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Other Names: Elavil   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

Diazepam

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Other Names: Valium   Mogadon   Valrelease   Diastat   Stesolid
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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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
Diazepam , first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche is a benzodiazepine drug. Diazepam is also marketed in Australia as Antenex. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as... 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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Amitriptyline and eczema
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What patients are saying about Amitriptyline vs. Diazepam

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, my doc who realises im not going to abbuse the diazapam...
...i now take ,naproxan ,co-dydramol amitrityline ,every ...naproxan ,parecetomol ,dihydrocodeine ,amitriptyline ,and diazapam , my doc who realises im not going to abbuse the diazapam ,has persc...
some diazepam, i was changed to amytriptiline, then tto...
...all, I was diagnosed with depression around 2 years ago when the doc slid a prescription for prozac across his desk ...me with some diazepam, i was changed to amytriptiline, then tto cipramil...
just to allow me to sleep, I then went on to amitriptyline...
...not sleep -- tried Colofac, then Buscopan to try to settle the guts down. I even had diazepam for a few days just to allow me to sleep, I then went on to amitriptyline to try to settle the...
and the amitriptyline started to work. Within 48 hours...
...They told me, that in rare cases sertraline (and many other ADs) can cause these manic ...sertraline immediately, and changed me to amitriptyline, they also gave me diazepam to ...amitriptyli...
for a bit, then work my way down so i can switch to suboxone
...i started to withdraw every night like 14 hours after dosing & would have to take amitriptyline (which i find ...up on my diazepam to keep me sane & stay there for a bit, then work my way down s...
from Duloxetine to Amitriptyline improved both my mood...
Swapping from Duloxetine to Amitriptyline improved both my mood and ...years. Still need the diazepam though - wish i...
other benzos. You could switch to trazodone as mentioned...
...depressing than other benzos. You could switch to trazodone as mentioned or low dose amitriptyline. Alternatively xanax (despite ...depressing than other benzos. In ja...
than citalopram, and the dreams from amitriptyline were...
...diazepam ...and insomniac, so they really hit the spot. I think people get a bit hysterical about benzodiazepines, to be honest. I'd much rather be on diazepam than citalopram, and the...
ring common to all benzos. However, Cyclobenzaprine...
...typical diazepine benzene ring common to all benzos. However, Cyclobenzaprine ismore chemically akin to common tricylic anti-depressants(Imipramine, Amitriptyline, etc.) with a novel...
the lorazepam by switching over to 8mg of diazepam taken...
...period I had trouble sleeping, and was also given lorazepam by another ...weaned off the lorazepam by switching over to 8mg of diazepam taken in 4x2mg ...November 2008 Currently 8mg diazepam ...
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