Two weeks and you gave up? Really?I took this(Triptyl in my country) for about 2 weeks at 20mg/day. Had to stop though because of the side-effects; very dry mouth, very lethargic, might have been more but those were the main ones. So i can't really say if it's effective for anxiety or depression as i wasn't long enough on it. But these TCA:s do seem to have strong side-effects indeed. I'm now on celexa 20mg/day so it'll be interesting to see how my body reacts to it comparing to elavil.