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21. Posted by wtanaka (Budding Member 44 posts) 11y

I took Mefloquine for about 10 weeks. I was looking forward to the vivid dreams, but didn't have any. :(

22. Posted by Pixie0602 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hey hey

In Jan I'm doing Fiji, NZ, Oz, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

Anyone know best malaria tabs to get and the costs?? ANy reccomended repelents??

Also any info on injections??

I get bitten to absolute pieces wherever I go, whether it's Europe, Asia, or even in England!!!
So I need all the help I can get!!

XX

23. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 7y

Hi,

I've just been looking through some old TP threads about this same topic and this one has heaps of useful info (particularly the extra links Isadora has posted!):

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=50251

For info about which injections you need this site is really useful:

http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationList.aspx

You can select which countries you are planning to visit, and it will give you info about the recommended vaccinations.

24. Posted by BlondSuzie (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi all,

Thanks for the amazing tips on the different malarials (if that is what they are called?!)

I am hoping to start my trip at the end of Feb and have just started looking at malaria tablets etc. I will ask at the travel clinic when I go but wondered if any1 cud help me as I am planning to go for approx a year and am doing Volunteer work for a month in namibia, a month or so in Swaziland and then 3 months+ in Brazil/Ecuador/Peru. Looking at the tables it seems that all of these places are malaria areas of varying regimens, but can you take the tablets for 9months+?? Also how much wud that cost and how would u get that many to take with you? Or wud it be a case of getting them over there?

Sorry for all the questions but have no idea and didnt realise that all/most of these places would be malaria zones!!

Thanks for any help,
Suzie x

25. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

So far as I know, you can't take malaria pills long term. Best check with your travel clinic for the best information, and be sure to wear long-sleeves and pants and use bug spray at dusk and dawn.

26. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 7y

Quoting BlondSuzie

Hi all,

Thanks for the amazing tips on the different malarials (if that is what they are called?!)

I am hoping to start my trip at the end of Feb and have just started looking at malaria tablets etc. I will ask at the travel clinic when I go but wondered if any1 cud help me as I am planning to go for approx a year and am doing Volunteer work for a month in namibia, a month or so in Swaziland and then 3 months+ in Brazil/Ecuador/Peru. Looking at the tables it seems that all of these places are malaria areas of varying regimens, but can you take the tablets for 9months+?? Also how much wud that cost and how would u get that many to take with you? Or wud it be a case of getting them over there?

Sorry for all the questions but have no idea and didnt realise that all/most of these places would be malaria zones!!

Thanks for any help,
Suzie x

I took the old style daily malaria pill for a hair over 2 years straight when I was a kid stationed in Vietnam. BUT that was the old style, probably mostly quinine.

Best to check with your doctor. You might consider switching your malarial drugs between countries. I use doxycycline every now and then when I am in Southeast Asia, it is pretty cheap to buy them in Thailand. I know that some of the military forces in various countries in the world get Mefloquine and Primaquine that they probably take for as long as they are in that country - perhaps years!

Here is a link that has some other suggestions if these malarials haven't already been talked about by your doctor. Do what your doctor suggests anyway. Doxy does have some skin sensitivity to sun. Maybe the place you will volunteer also has some of these anti-malaria drugs for you. Send them an email asking their advice.

http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travel/drugs_public.htm

Good luck.

27. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Almost forgot!

There's a great bit of info in the TP Wiki on malaria and anti-malaria drugs. Again, check with your doctor for the best info, but this may help you get a better idea.

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29. Posted by mattyhill12345 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

DUUUUUUDE whatever the side effects surely taking anti malarials is better than getting Fuckin malaria. You doohooshbag wtf take the tablets, yeah there are bad but there not FUCKING malaria.

Malaria is serious you cunt (sorry i'm in a bad mood because of my CRAAAAAZY HORMONES); no i'm not pregnant I just have malaria.
Anywho i digress take the tablets

The caterpillars are CRAAAAAZY
Also malaria ruins lives just look at such famous malaria sufferers as Jesus, the queen and cheryl cole.

lots of love the crazy caterpillar <3 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

30. Posted by mattyhill12345 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

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