Hello. Will be in East Africa for approximately 9 months starting in September 2013.
Regarding malaria meds: I have a problem with Doxycycline. After about 2 weeks on 100 mg I start to experience nerve problems, pins & needles beginning in my hands and increasing up my arms. I've always had to stop the meds.
That leaves me with Lariam, which is hard on the system, or Malarone, which is extremely expensive, @ 250 USD for a 30 day supply! !!! I'm not sure either can be taken for such an extended amount of time. If I can't take them non-stop then in December I'll take a break, fly to Europe for a few weeks, and then return to EA/Nairobi in January and start the course again.
Does anyone have any suggestions from their own personal experience?Edited: 12:59 pm, March 01, 2013