One of the biggest hurdles facing those with quinism is the current lack of knowledge about it within the medical community at large. Most of those with quinism have found that their family doctor’s and other healthcare professionals either lack knowledge of the subject, or are skeptical about it. Something that is frequently asked is “what information is there that I can/should provide to my family doctor about quinism?”
Links For Valuable Articles
I have listed a few journal articles that patients can give to their medical professional that will provide valuable information to them. You can either copy and paste the links below to give to them or download and print a hard copy to give to them.
These articles were written by Dr. Remington Nevin of the Quinism Foundation.
Screening for Symptomatic Mefloquine Exposure Among Veterans With Chronic Psychiatric Symptoms
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A Matter Of Saving Lives
When I spoke of saving lives I was referring to the lives of the veterans and any others who are living with chronic quinoline encephalopathy, or quinism. There are a great many such people out there who do not know that they have quinism. These are the ones who were told they have PTSD, and are feeling frustrated and hopeless because they aren’t getting better, in fact they seem to be getting worse. They are driven to such despair that they view suicide as the solution, not knowing that the cause of their problems is actually brain damage brought on by a neurotoxic drug.
There are many who have stepped back from the abyss after learning this information but there are many, many more out there who are ready to leap into it. Families and loved ones of those now suffering or those who are left behind following suicide also benefit from the knowledge that what happened was because of a drug. It can help provide a sense of closure for them.
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Veteran’s Advocate John Dowe Discusses The Mass Tort Litigation, What’s Ahead In 2020, and Advice For Families Affected By Quinism
With Hosts Marj Matchee & Kentrina Jenkins
In this episode of their new series Marj and Trina talk with John Dowe about his own experience as well as other topics relating to mefloquine and veteran’s advocacy. Look for John in future episodes as he will be a contributor to the show.
In this episode Marj and Trina have a conversation with Todd Gilman, a veteran who literally owes his life to the Calgary Veteran’s Association Food Bank. Hear him tell his story and that of the organization that is much more than a food bank and serves as a model that can be utilized across the country.