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Re: [owcp] [Lariam Side Effects]

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  • Felicia
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 16, 2007
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      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
      >> signs
      >>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. --
      >>Felicia
      >>
      >>> Out of curiosity, I googled Lariam. I found a variety
      >>> of
      >>> interesting
      >>> 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
      >>> Use
      >>> of Lariam on
      >>> US Troops" petition. That, in turn, got me thinking
      >>> about
      >>> petitioning
      >>> Peace Corps Director Ronald A. Tschetter in an attempt
      >>> to
      >>> persuade him
      >>> to create an Ombudsman position akin to the one that
      >>> the
      >>> former Peace
      >>> Corps Director opposed.
      >>>
      >>> What do you think? A good idea or not?
      >>>
      >>> Kevin
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Yahoo! Groups Links
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >>
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