A 22-year-old female asked:
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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
52 years experience Neurology
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.
Answered on May 3, 2016

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