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Mefloquine 101

Do you know a veteran who took mefloquine while serving in the Canadian military?  A group of veterans and their spouses have been trying to find veterans who may have taken this once a week antimalarial drug while they were on tour in countries such as Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan.  Countless veterans have been diagnosed and treated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder yet they are still struggling.  The DSM 5 which is the diagnostic tool used to assess patients by medical professionals requires that exposure to neurotoxins (ie. mefloquine) be ruled out before you give a PTSD diagnosis.  Quinism is the disease that may occur when you have taken Quinoline drugs such as mefloquine.  The Quinism Foundation lists symptoms such as tinnitus, dizziness or vertigo, visual disturbances, gut issues, persistent…
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History is Herstory Too

History is Herstory Too

I will never forget the conversation one year ago when my husband and I decided to switch our game plan and work as a team to do whatever it takes to get him the support he needed after his tour in Afghanistan. He asked me to attend all of his appointments during the medical release process from the Canadian Armed forces and I showed up. "They always say that time changes all things, but you actually have to change them yourself" - Andy Warhol I never thought that I would be sitting here writing about what "showing up" looked like, but I can't imagine not sharing this with you now. I don't want anyone else to feel like I did this past year. If I can help you not feel…
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