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Elavil vs. Valium for Anxiety

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Elavil

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Other Names: Amitriptyline   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

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Other Names: Diazepam   Mogadon   Valrelease   Diastat   Antenex
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 debi
January 19, 2014
debi wrote
elavil and stomach pain
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By poole
December 15, 2013
poole wrote
taking elavil and magnesium oxide
She needs potassium. I would bet my tablet on it. Have you looked into sinus problems about the migraines. That was my trigger I had migraines since I was 3 and only recently figured out it was sinus related and could be treated with sudafed. Nothing else ever worked. Its very common to need more potassium when taking magnesium and potassium deficiency can cause leg cramps, good luck
samantha  |  March 5, 2014
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By Teengirlie
October 2, 2013
Teengirlie wrote
I fainted while getting out of the shower
It is the medicine. These is my second time on Elavil. The first time was ten years ago for migraines and I fainted at work. The doctor took me off of it. I was places back on it 9 months ago. I was fine on 25mg for 3 months. Then I was increased to 50mg. I passed out two weeks later later
lil ray  |  February 21, 2014
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What patients are saying about Elavil vs. Valium

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found that Xanax or Valium help me when I have not slept...
...Ambien 10mg. I personally have found that Xanax or Valium help me when I have not slept for nights in ...only be taken once in a blue moon). The Elavil is helping me calm down at night 25mgs. ...
The valium I take helps somewhat but I've been using...
...all the time. Someone tried me on Buspar those many years ...did abolutely nothing. The time I tried Elavil helped for a while ...the side effects. The valium I take helps somewhat but I've b...
and am feeling better. I don't have IC so I have no problems...
...things worse. I take valium orally now. I got off of Elavil and am feeling better. I don't have IC so I have no problems sleeping through the ...during the day. Elavil seemed to make it hard for...
and urinary frequency -- i have increased my dose of elavil...
...numb. I had a flare from the surgery that caused burning and urinary frequency -- i have increased my dose of elavil and am taking vaginal valium -- both are really helping. My obturator...
your regular Dr can prescribe valium. I take Elavil 10 mg...
...Dr can prescribe valium. I take Elavil 10 mg at bedtime and it does help me to...
for sure. Valium is also helping me and doesn't give...
...Elavil, ...Valium is also helping me and doesn't give me side effects other than some slepiness. I will re-start PT soon but without the Kegels. Cold packs help (with no side effects!)....
it years ago. The Valium helped me to sleep, but I was...
...ago. The Valium helped me to sleep, but I was very moody and depressed when I was on Elavil. That was just me. It might not be the same way with you. I stayed on the medication for a year,...
elavil since it makes more harm than good (damage kidneys &...
...also stop taking valium long ago..and elavil since it makes more harm than good (damage kidneys & liver) Also to calm I take natural Valerian pills... Anyone else has good experience/advice...
help with mood? Currently taking valium 2mg 3x and gelnique...
...help with mood? Currently taking valium 2mg 3x and ...and discomfort. When I am in pain I get depressed and anxious. Does Elavil help with both symptoms and mood? I was thinking...
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