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Amitriptyline vs. Valium for Anxiety

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Amitriptyline

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Other Names: Elavil   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

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/ 302,822 posts
Other Names: Diazepam   Mogadon   Diastat   Valrelease   Antenex
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 2.5 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 Brian Coleman
November 12, 2014
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By T.smith2005
January 22, 2014
T.smith2005 wrote
Labrynthitis amitrypteline and betahistine buccastem and dizziness
I have had labyrinthitis on and off for over a year now. I have suffered migraines most of my life and trigeminal neuralgia, which are mostly under control, but it's the dizziness and nausea with this that is just awful. The stemetil seems to have some effect sometimes, but not all the time. I have no help to offer except sympathy. I think there are eye/balancing exercises you can get on the NHS which help re-align these mechanisms in the brain/ear. They show you what to do and you must ke
Jill  |  December 7, 2014
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?
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What patients are saying about Amitriptyline vs. Valium

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never fails .. valium is very effective and fun but ive...
...fails .. valium is very effective and fun ...that stuff, amitryptaline and metrazapine are effective a...
spasm and take 5-10 mg of Valium, it still has no effect on...
...amitriptyline 25 mg's now (was on 75 mg's back in 2001) for my IBS that is associated with anxiety, depression, nervousness etc and never had any sexual side affects. If I ...5-10 mg of Valium, ...
for suggestions.....I had taken valium during the day and...
...am open for suggestions.....I had taken valium during the day and amitriptyline at bedtime. And that seemed to work. Not sure why he...
some valium to relax the muscles and indeed it did help but...
...almost 24/7. My pdoc gave me some valium to relax the muscles and indeed it did help but it makes ...like a zombie. Your doc may prescribe you amitriptyline before trying the valium, that's what...
valium twice a day. It seemed to be working very well....
I, too had been taking amitriptyline at bedtime with valium twice a day. It seemed to be working very well. Then the neuro decided to take me off of those and gave me a script for Ambien. And...
valium 20mg, its helped out my agitated depression/bipolar2...
...150mg and take valium 20mg, its helped out my agitated depression/bipolar2 somewhat ...levels dramatically of amitriptyline, but i was also curious about having a pleasurable hypomania, but im...
at bed time. I also take Vallium on the flare up days after...
...been on amitriptyline for the past two years. It has worked wonder for ...I also take Vallium o...
me. My urologist prescribed me valium ages ago - and that...
amitriptyline sadly did nothing for me. My urologist prescribed me valium ages ago - and that REALLY eases the pain, atleast for about an...
I have been using Valium over the years but can...
...addictive and cause bad withdrawals. I have been using Valium over the years but can honestly say that 10mg of Amitriptyline has recently helped with my sleep. Everybody is different...
swim's condition. Also tried valium, soma to no avail. Swim...
...tried hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and they all ...relieve swim's condition. Also tried valium, soma to no avail. ...The one drug that worked wonders was amitriptyline(elavil) in small do...
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