I've been home bound for six months. Took amitriptyline years ago for migraines. Was wondering if it helps with panic disorder? Doctor has written scripts for both amitriptyline and Zoloft. Not sure which one to take. He also wrote script for 0.25 mg Xanax. I'm scared to take any of these but need to do something. All advice appreciated. Thanks :)
Amitriptyline is an older antidepressant but can be prescribed off label for anxiety, migraines and insomnia. If you are looking for something that is approved for anxiety/panic disorder than Zoloft may be your better choice. Keep in mind that antidepressants may make your symptoms worst before better. It can take 2-4 weeks to notice any improvement and 4-8 weeks to reach the therapeutic level.
You may have to take the xanax to help during the transition period. Take them only as prescribe as they can create dependency and tolerance.
Hope it all works out for you soon :)
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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