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Good afternoon, I am working in Nigeria and I contracted

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Good afternoon,

I am working in Nigeria and I contracted Malaria 4 months ago. I was given a course of 3 tablets to be taken daily. 3 weeks ago, the same symptoms returned. I was tested again and had a negative result. I progressively felt worse. It felt like severe seasickness. Nausea, dizziness and aching legs. I was sent tio another hospital were they tested my blood again. They said that I had a lot of malarial parasites in my system, again I was given a course of 3 anti malarial tablets. I finished these 2 days ago, yet again no improvement.
I would be grateful if you could offer any advise.

Regards,

Mark Furlong-Davies
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Hi there

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I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Mark

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Mark

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Nice to meet you

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What tablets did you take?

Customer:

Good afternoon Dr.

Customer:

I do not know They were in a bag with the dosage written on them

Dr. Phil, MD :

Ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

Were they the same both time?

Customer:

No, The second ones were bigger

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok were they 3 days also?

Customer:

Yes, just 3 tablets once per day

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

You likely contracted a resistant strain of malaria

Dr. Phil, MD :

probably m. falciparum

Dr. Phil, MD :

Sometimes this can take several courses to eradicate

Customer:

What should I do now?

Dr. Phil, MD :

I think you have to wait and see

Dr. Phil, MD :

if this new drug knocks it out

Customer:

OK Many thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

it might take a few days to feel better

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome

Dr. Phil, MD :

any more questions mark?

Dr. Phil, MD :

hang on a sec Mark

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Don't leave

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