Re: [owcp] [Lariam Side Effects]
- That's wild! I had to go off of Doxy and back onto Lariam
because Doxy caused severe stomache pain for me. Lariam
generally results in liver damage, so that could be
related. -- Felicia
> Has anyone heard anything about Larium and if there is any
> connection to severe GI problems? I had severe GI problems
> in PC until I was switched to Doxycycline (of course, not
> due to any complication because of Larium). But I was just
> wondering. The difference between before Larium and after
> the Larium switch was the difference between night and day
> for me.
> On Monday, July 16, 2007, at 02:32PM, "Felicia"
> <felicia@...> wrote:
>>The lariaminfo.org site is the maintainer of the Lariam
>>support email list that many of us are on. As far as I
>>know, they stopped giving Lariam to US troops because the
>>suicide incidence was so high. It would be fantastic if
>>we could get the Peace Corps to stop using Lariam.
>>However, really if they just did better screening and
>>followed the instructions for prescribing the medication
>>the number of serious cases would be greatly reduced.
>>Right in the instructions, it says that at the first
>>of high anxiety the patient should be taken off the
>>medication. Not only did they not do that, but they also
>>didn't warn us in advance about what could happen and
>>later lied to us as we were signing the liability wavers.
>>I griped about anxiety and panic attacks for months and
>>months before I was finally taken off of Lariam. --
>>> Out of curiosity, I googled Lariam. I found a variety
>>> and informative sites including Lariam Action USA
>>> (http://lariaminfo.org), which I'm sure some of our
>>> members are
>>> familiar with. That led me to the Care2 Petition Site
>>> (http://www.thepetitionsite.com) to view the "Ban the
>>> of Lariam on
>>> US Troops" petition. That, in turn, got me thinking
>>> Peace Corps Director Ronald A. Tschetter in an attempt
>>> persuade him
>>> to create an Ombudsman position akin to the one that
>>> former Peace
>>> Corps Director opposed.
>>> What do you think? A good idea or not?
>>> Yahoo! Groups Links
> Yahoo! Groups Links