Malaria pills with ibs

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im off to africa in november for a wedding which im looking forward to except the malaria medication.

Obviously i have to take it, but im really worried its going to make my stomach even worse than it is. I will ask the Doctor his advice but was wondering if any of you have taken malaria meds with ibs?



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    Hi kim,

    I was on malaria tablets while suffering from IBS

    the tablet itself has many side affects, such as an upset stomach, fevers, headaches etc.

    I was meat to be on the tablet a week after i returned back home, but i just couldnt stomach it, it made me feel very sick.

    Ask your docotr if you can get the injection instead ??


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    ok i didnt know i could have a jab, as i have to have a jab for yellow fever too.


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    The injection was fine I had no side affects from it although it pained my arm for so long, it honestly felt bruised I couldn't even lift it... It was the tablets that really upset my stomach, because you have to take them 2 weeks before you leave, and about 1 week into taking them just really upset my stomach, I was extremely bloated, nausea, headaches it wasn't a good time

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