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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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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 329,842 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
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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put me on Elavil, I went into TOTAL anxiety state. I...
...sedatives such as xanax or valium helps? When I first started having symptoms, my doctor put me on Elavil, I went into TOTAL anxiety state. I stopped the Elavil and took a Valium and was amazed...
it with Elavil he switched me to pamelor. I have done very...
...and after having a bad time of it with Elavil he switched me to pamelor. I have done very well with it. I ...take it. I also take valium (2mg 3x a day), flomax,...
properties) and I switched from Elavil (it did not agree...
...sedating/relaxing, I take valium (that also has anti anxiety properties) and I switched from Elavil (it did not agree with me made me foggy all day even in very small doses) to Paxil. I am...
take 10-15 mg of Valium a day as a muscle relaxer. ...
...currently take 10-15 mg of Valium a day as a ...new doc yanked me off the Valium and put me on Celexa and Elavil.  WTF???  Talk about weight gain...I could NOT control my sugar cravings and was ...
sure why you went from Xanax to Valium if you were on them...
...from Xanax to Valium ...Elavil ...be used for a short period of time!!I'm not saying that is the case with you. I don't think you have to worry about it to much since you have only been on...
went away as my body adjusted. I am going to give valium...
...was given valium 2mg, my ...to adjust. When I first started Elavil, I was very dizzy in the mornings, more tired, but that went away as my body adjusted. I am going to give valium another try be...
fact that the switch from zopiclone to valium may take some...
...fact that the switch from zopiclone to valium may take some getting ...prescribing me 75 mg of amitryptiline per night because it is a bit sedating and I do think that it helps me fall asleep. B...
valium and elavil but I'm looking for info on this Xanax XR...
...Enteric Coated peppermint oil is better than Bentyl. No tired side effects and less pain. Course I take valium and elavil but I'm looking for info on this Xanax XR if its new and if its HIP for...
effects. The valium I take helps somewhat but I've been...
...all the time. Someone tried me on Buspar those many years ...they did abolutely nothing. The time I tried Elavil helped for a while but ...the side effects. The valium I take helps somewhat 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 night ...during the day. Elavil seemed to make it ha...
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