The dose of amitriptyline is 10 mg and cymbalta 30 mg I have not started the cymbalta due to fear of my anxiety becoming worse like when I was prescribed paxil (which was a nightmare in itself). The amitriptyline seems to be helping a little, its only been a week but my stress levels have definatly improved. I read not to take these two together due to life threating reasons, I am fearful of why my doctor prescibed these two together if this is true... so my question is can i take these two together with the doses I have been given?