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Harrisonburg, VA
A 22-year-old female asked:

I was prescribed 10mg of elavil for anxiety. prozac gave me palpitations & zoloft (sertraline) made me depressed. should i try this? i'm so scared of side effects!

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Agree with you: You have already had adverse effects from medications far less toxic than Elavil, (amitriptyline) which has substantial anti-cholinergic problems. Sounds like you may benefit from a second opinion regarding all of this.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

I was prescribed 10mg of Elavil for anxiety. Prozac (fluoxetine) gave me palpitations &Zoloft made me depressed. I'm so scared of side effects! Should I try this?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Medication effects: I understand you feeling scared of side effects of medication due to unpleasant experiences with 3 medications. Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Intensity of Symptoms at that time • Diagnosis-Anxiety, Depression, or both • Therapy for stresses of relationships, separations, school, work, and finances • Develop Coping Skills • Breathing Relaxation • Visual ImageryMeditationYoga • Tai Chi
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