malaria

I’m off to India again on Friday – looking forward to it mostly, but feeling odd about being away from Emma and Toby for a week and a half. I’m sure it’ll zoom by, but even so.

Also I just took my first weekly anti-malaria tablet. I’m trying to weigh the benefits/risks of this. Malaria is clearly a pretty bad thing to get, but of course it’s not guaranteed that you’ll even get bitten by a mosquito. And the possible side effects of the medication are: nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, tirednes, weakness or headache, at least for the first couple of days while your body gets used to the medication. And even though I just took the tablet less than a minute ago, I feel shaky about it already – I’m such a hypochondriac.

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