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Chikungunya

Posted in Chikungunya Support group on Mon, 26 Oct 2009

I've had joint pains for 18 mths now. I was on cortisone and chloroquinine. Cortisone helped with pain, but terrible side effects. Acupuncture twice a week really helped. I'm still in pain, but swelli...

Chikungunya

Posted in Chikungunya Support group on Mon, 26 Oct 2009

Thanks, yes did try chloroquinine and cortisone for ages - but wasn't very good for me. Acupuncture though is really helping.

Chikungunya

Posted in Chikungunya Support group on Mon, 26 Oct 2009

Hi Colette yes, I spoke to the Ministry of Health in Mauritius - I also went back there a month ago. It can last up to 3 years, some cases even longer! I still have pain 18 mths later. Off the cortiso...

Chikungunya

Posted in Chikungunya Support group on Tue, 31 Mar 2009

I contracted chikungunya while on holiday in Mauritus. I have had it for the past 10 months. Does anyone out there know how long it lasts? Some say from a couple of months to a year. If I don't take c...

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