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I have been on this for about 18 months firstly on 5mg then 10. My husband was recently put on it too. He had swollen ankles, mood swings, bouts of depression, insomnia, pains in his legs etc etc. He went back to his doctors after about 3 months and said he didn't want to take them any more & his doctor changed them. I had been feeling very unwell for some time but not connected it with the tablets as the effects were gradual.I was severely fatigued. I also had swollen ankles & pains in my joints & muscles which had now become so severe that I could no longer walk around the block -having previously been a big walker all my life- I had to link my husband for support whenever i went out,& I have great difficulty getting in & out the car . I decided to read the side effects list & nearly everything on it applied to me. My doctor had put the joint pains down to arthritis & was issuing me with painkillers like no tomorrow but things came to a head when I tried to lift a cup of tea & couldn't. I highlighted everything on the side effects list that applied to me &went to see my GP. She agreed to change the tablets just to humour me I think. That was two weeks ago & the difference has been incredible. The pains in nearly all my joints has totally disappeared & I am having to relearn to walk the way I used to (you adjust the way you walk so you suffer the least amount of pain) & I feel like my life is back on track. I cannot believe how much I have suffered as a result of these tablets. AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE.
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