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    I don't take it for the same reason as you do (I use it to help me sleep) I am also on a 10mg dose, not sure how long you have been on it but if your new to it give it a chance, there are side effects as with any medication I have been lucky that the only thing to affect me has been a dry mouth but that just means I drink a lot more water and is pretty easy to live with it does also make you drowsy but that works in my favour as it the reason I take it, I take it at night.

    I was originally on a higher dose but my current doc has reduced it and it still works fine for me.

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      Maybe head back to your doctor and let them know your not having any improvement, like any medication its not for everyone. I have read on this forum of others that use it for pain related illnesses but its also an antidepressant aswell so its used for a range of things.
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    My daughter used it for that. Felt dreadful on it and was changed to pregabalun. That helped but withdrawal effects a bit like heroin withdrawal! She had injections in her head which worked for a while. She makes sure she drinks plenty and I mean plenty of water. That keeps the headaches to a bearable level. If she doesn't drink enough she is in a bad way. Good luck, it's a horrid thing to have

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