So....Malaria. I haz it.

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    So....Malaria. I haz it.

    Got back from a work trip to a few countries where malaria is endemic, and forgot to bring my prophylaxis with me. I figured "what are the odds," right? I wouldn't be out in the bush on this one! Hotels and air conditioning and driving around buttoned up!

    Yeah, well, I guess Vegas wasn't listening... Eight days after I got back, I spiked a pretty high fever, coupled with horrible chills/shakes, bad headache, burning behind my eyes, photosensitivity, lack of appetite, stomach upset...You name the symptom, I have it.

    Been riding it out for four days now, got the meds today, just wishing this would pass already. Or kill me, either way. :)
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    Had the Russian Flu once. Two+ weeks of "twice the fun," though it was nobody's malaria.

    I wish you well, buddy. Can't say as I know what it's like (malaria), personally, though the reports on all the wonderful symptoms aren't encouraging. We'll be thinkin' of ya.
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    Good luck! Get the DVR fired up. Hope you feel better soon. It will always be a great story to tell.
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    I hope there are some good medicines to knock that out quickly. Take care and I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    Prayers for a safe and quick recovery. Get better soon!!!
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    Hope you got the mild stuff: I used to be a County Epidemiologist and we saw folks buried for thinking it was 'just the flu'. Glad you're OK enough to post! Praying...

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    OPFOR, my son had it back in 2007. We thought he was going to die because it took the Docs a week to diagnose it.

    Once you're on the meds (quinine), you'll get better quickly.

    Watch out for a relapse, know the symptoms and treat it quickly. My son got it again a year later but not as bad as the first time.

    Good luck!!
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    Hope you feel better soon. Kick this thing, and kick it hard.
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    That sucks brother, hope you get over it soon.

    Of course, the anti-malarial they gave us had some rather gnarly side effects, and wasn't too pleasant either.
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    Get well soon.

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    I was on Mefloquine when I was in Afghanistan, and I actually enjoyed the super-lucid dreams... :) It was just doxycycline this time - no major side effects except you get sunburned easily. Of course, I avoided the side effects by forgetting to pack it...

    Thanks for the well-wishes, guys. It's...tolerable, just not fun.
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    Get well soon!
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    Hang in there, Opfor. Get better soon.
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    Take care of yourself
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    Good luck and get well soon. I still remember the anti-malarial meds we had to take in RVN. Never had any side effects but those things were so big you had to get on a table, throw it back then jump off the table to knock it down far enough to swallow it.
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