Anyone checking for Viatmin D Deficieny

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Library: Peace Corps: Lariam : Discussion of the Use of anti-malarial drug Lariam: Anyone checking for Viatmin D Deficieny

By Anonymous ( - on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 3:27 pm: Edit Post

My family all went to Ghana last summer. My wife is from Ghana and so is her sister. Both were complaining of muscle pain during and after the trip. My wife had a blood sample checked by her physician and they found severely low vitamin D levels. My sister in law went next and found the same thing. I had mine checked (9 months after I stopped taking lariam) and also have low vitamin D levels. We eat a healthy diet and get lots of sunshine gardening. Is anyone looking into this?
(We are taking vit D suplliments now with success.)

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