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Amitriptyline vs. Xanax for Anxiety

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Amitriptyline

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Other Names: Elavil   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

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Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3 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
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By lilith.strange
November 29, 2014
lilith.strange wrote
rivotril
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By monamac
November 27, 2014
monamac wrote
xanax
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By william lilliott
November 16, 2014
william lilliott wrote
alprazolam
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By Daisy
August 13, 2014
Daisy wrote
Xanax and Carafate.
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By Devoted2Rami
August 4, 2014
Devoted2Rami wrote
Parkinsons Symptoms While On Xanax
I had been on anxiolytics and felt like a piece of shit when i quit. But now I am perfectly fine and have recovered all the strength and confidence. It is just a matter of time before you regain all your strength and confidence.
You are doing great  |  October 4, 2014
After much research, I've found that high doses of Xanax taken for a long time are the biggest culprits to permanent damage or long-term withdrawals.

If you stopped abruptly, you may have caused yourself more discomfort than necessary. My research shows that 1mg daily rarely if ever causes permanent damage. Try meditation, yoga and breathing exercises while you creep through this tunnel -- and may it be short and over soon. I think you will be fine although your thinking in a fearful way may
Sue  |  September 30, 2014
Ps i am 39 and was in good health except anxiety.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
I can see this ---definetly things about aparalzom or xanax that i am experieencing that are like parkinsonian symptoms. I stopped and am having extreme weakness in hands and shaking. I am scared I have damaged myself permanently and I was only taking 1mg daily.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
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By Taylor :P
July 29, 2014
Taylor :P wrote
Fantastic
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By Mahar Bowen
July 1, 2014
Mahar Bowen wrote
Opiate and xanax painless detox
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There is an herb that actually helps called kratom. That isn't the actual name of the herb more the brand that carries it, but it was amazingly helpful for me coming off of opiates.
Gina  |  September 8, 2014
...for some reason it cut my comment short?! But do you know of anyone that the Imogaine worked for?? I must check into these herbs, though not sure if they are legal in Europe. But thanks for your post really honest and informative...keep up the good work on getting to the place where you need to be :)
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
Hey Thanks for your contribution, I was also in a similar situation to you, though I have never tried the Ibogaine route and have always been interested in trying it out. I've gone cold turkey so many times from alcohol, drugs and the rest...but have always ended back on some slippery slopes. The last time which I am still battling also involves an injury where opiates and benzs were prescribed I am now one again stuck in this rut. Do you know of anyone whom the Ibogaine was actually a successf
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
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By Rebel
June 1, 2014
Rebel wrote
HIDA Scan
I was allowed to take Xanax before mine because I was over the top woth nerves. In fact, in addition to the 1 MG I took before I left for the test, I asked the nurse if I could take another after the injection...she let me even tho she said it was a waste, the test was no big deal. Which it wasn't but I can't control my anxiety.
MetalRacer  |  October 22, 2014
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By adam
March 28, 2014
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blabla
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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?
Tracey  |  January 22, 2014
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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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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Don't use these drugs ..
soufiane  |  November 23, 2014
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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