Please can anybody help with some advice, preferably from experience. I live and work on the Sierra Leone/Liberia border as a UN Observer and am now in my 4th week of Malaria out the last 6 weeks here. I am taking lots of vitamins to keep as healthy as possible but feel dreadful. How long will it be before I can train again, and how much longer before I can expect to be race fit? Should I expect to write off the UK summer season 2003 for example? Hope you can help. Is Lariam a banned substance?