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Old 02-10-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question Elavil and Xanax together?

Hi, it's been a while since I've posted. I take .5 Xanax 4 times a day, Prilosec twice a day, Micardis\HCT once a day and my psychiatrist wants me to take Elavil 50 mg a day. I have PTDS and GAD. Does anyone have any experience taking Xanax and Elavil together? For that matter, any of these with Elavil?
I took Elavil three years ago and it did help for pain and depression and took away sinus problems. I quit it a year or so ago. The thing is, when I was on Micardsis\HCT only, (For HBP} before diagnosed with other conditions, I took 1\2 of an Elavil 25 mg and I was a complete zomble the next day. I was so completley drained of energy, had a mask face and felt as though I were going to give up the ghost. I felt about as dead as can be and still be alive. No pain, just drained. None of these drugs are supposed to interact in too bad a way, but my second experinece with Elavil was not good. I would just like to know anyone's experience or thoughts. Thanks.

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Old 02-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: Elavil and Xanax together?

I don't know what Elavil is or is for? Why would you be taking it? Is the 2 mg of Xanax not woring for you? Just curious to see what is going on to warrant the need for another drug.


Old 02-10-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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Re: Elavil and Xanax together?

Thanks for responding. My psyche gives me xanax for anxiety disorder caused by Post Traumatic Distress Syndrome. He now believes I should take the Elavil or amitriptyline for depression. It is usually given for fibromyalgia or depression. I am not sure I want to take it again because I have read where some people say it raised their BP and I am not sure if that is what caused my BP problem as I was not on any medications at all until diagnosed with HBP. At any rate, I am afraid the combo of xanax and elavil will be too sedating or harmful in some other manner. Just looking for anyone with experience in taking xanax and elavil together.

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Re: Elavil and Xanax together?

I have never heard of it but i take lexapro and clonazepam together and it seems to be ok.

Old 02-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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Re: Elavil and Xanax together?

hi will,

i just saw another person ask a question about amitriptyline/elavil, in re to her daughter...

you're right. elavil can have some dangerous side effects if you take meds. for hypertention. (my mom takes micardis, besides norvasc, and more recently, betapace). {REMOVED}

i never took elavil myself; i'd suggest you speak to the dr. who prescribed it for you and hopefully s/he knows about your other medical history.... if not, inform him/her. i'm sure there must be another pill for pain (neurontin?) that you can take that won't have so many side effects/interactions with the other meds you're currently taking!

good luck, will!!!!
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:54 AM   #6
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Re: Elavil and Xanax together?

Thanks. I appreciate the responses.

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Re: Elavil and Xanax together?

willc-I am the mother of the daughter that was given amitriptilyn(Elavil). She was a basket case on that drug. She was so tired and zoned out. After much research and talking to a friend/pharmasist, we decided to take her off. It has dangerous side effects like Bp and has been linked to heart attacks and strokes. My daughter has a heart problem and I was shocked to find out these side effects. She is also only 14 and it has not been approved for use in children or teens. I would be careful with this drug. I take Celexa and xanax together and don't have any problems. Hope this helps.

Old 02-11-2007, 07:15 PM   #8
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Re: Elavil and Xanax together?

Thank you. I will mention Celexa to my psyche. I wish your daughter the best of luck. God Bless.

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