I'm on elavil (amitriptyline) 25 yrs.150 mg. For depression & anxiety-xanax on & off could I switch to ssri. I'd need ssri w/ sedative effect like elavil (amitriptyline) - recommend?

Options are availabl. Alternatives to xanax (alprazolam) are available. Discuss options with your physician. Abrupt unsupervised discontinuation of high regular xanax (alprazolam) doses can lead to withdrawal symptoms and possibly seizures.
Trazadone. Trazadone is an antidepressant, but not an ssri, and not with the terrible side effect profiles of the ssri's. Trazadone has sedative effects. Ask your doctor about this medication.