Hi, I have recently discovered that I am epileptic; I had my first seizure in September 1991 and have been fit free for 22 years (Without any anti-seizure medication). I am a serving Army Officer and was required to deploy to Afghanistan in March 2013 for 4 weeks. The Army Doctor prescribed Larium as my anti malaria. Having previously read the medical warning leaflet I asked the doctor if this would be ok as I had previously had a seizure, 22 years ago. The Doctor stated"it would be fine". Approximately 3 weeks after returning from Afghanistan I experienced a Grand Mal Seizure, and my life is now in turmoil. After various tests my consultant has stated that I was always epileptic, within reason I can accept this. My question is; did the prescribed use of Larium trigger my seizure?
I found something that you may want to send to that dr that said oh you'll be fine, Mefloquine is contraindicated in those with a previous history of seizures or a recent history of psychiatric disorders. Severe side effects requiring hospitalization are rare. Rates of side effects appear similar to other medications used for malaria prevention.
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