Surrounded by Sadness
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI (BDSM sadist, Libertarian)
No TCA is widely used in 2010. They were almost entirely killed off by SSRIs over the last 20+ years.
The only common use for TCAs today is as sleep aids. I've tried Elavil & Doxepin for that: problem -- they don't sedate me at all, even at max recommended dose. They do produce one hell of a dry mouth though.
I tried imipramine for 28 days as an anxiety treatment. That ended after 4 weeks, because even this trooper who will consume damn near any pill presented as a potential "cure" could no longer stand the side effects. It produces EXTREME dry mouth (you don't know what dry is till you take this pill from hell). But that's the nicer of the side effect. Just imagine walking into your bathroom to pee. Then imagine standing there for 15 minutes and being unable to get out even a drop such that you give up to try again later. It's enough to make atheists start praying, praying to simply pee! You have no idea how important urination is till you can't.
DEA agents, being on par with Nazi war criminals, should be executed for crimes against humanity. They are guilty of inflicting mass suffering upon legitimate patients.