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What's a good equivalent to elavil? I have severe anxiety and slight insomnia and am prescribed 3mg of Xanax a day and 50mg of elavil at night. I've been on Xanax for years and it works for me. I've just recently been prescribed elavil and it does help me

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Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Elavil is an old antidepressant used for fibromyalgia.
Lexapro is a newer antidepressant with similar qualities that helps with sleep. Cymbalta works for pain in some people. You are on a fairly high dose of xanax (alprazolam). Maybe you should try klonapin, which last longer...

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Elavil is an old antidepressant used for fibromyalgia.
Lexapro is a newer antidepressant with similar qualities that helps with sleep. Cymbalta works for pain in some people. You are on a fairly high dose of xanax (alprazolam). Maybe you should try klonapin, which last longer...
Dr. Jane Velez
Dr. Jane Velez
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Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant with a multitude of side effects.
Given your issues with sleep and anxiety, i would recommend you see a good psychiatrist who will take a complete psychiatric history so that you can get a proper diagnoses and get on the proper medications to give you back your life. I also teach my patients how to lose weight, and keep it off, without the pain of diet and exercise...

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant with a multitude of side effects.
Given your issues with sleep and anxiety, i would recommend you see a good psychiatrist who will take a complete psychiatric history so that you can get a proper diagnoses and get on the proper medications to give you back your life. I also teach my patients how to lose weight, and keep it off, without the pain of diet and exercise...
Dr. Walter Root
Dr. Walter Root
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