Elavil and Nortriptyline are tricyclic antidepressant. I took Elavil and it caused me to have runs of rapid heart rates so I was switched to Nortriptyline. I actually did the best on this medication. How ever after many years is just pooped out on me.
The SSRI meds are in vogue now so I am sure a Doctor would prescribe one of these meds that work better. Some work well at bedtime and others in the morning so you would have to talk with a Doctor on which meds work best at what time of day.