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22 Mar 2003
I've just got back from a week in Mozambique. I started taking Chloroquine Phosphate (2 per week) and Paladrine (2 per day) just prior to going. After a week (just before returning to SA) I began feeling nausious, feverish and headachy, on arrival back in SA last Monday I spoke to the Pharmacist and she reccommended that I stop taking the medication as I was feeling so unwell. It's now almost a week since I stopped the medication and I still don't feel 100% although I am much better. I think it's also playing on my mind that I could have contracted Malaria - is this likely? How long should I wait before getting checked out?
Lellie, the best would be to have blood taken and find out for sure. These days it’s not a big thing and you don’t have to wait until you have fever. Good luck.
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