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since living here in switzerland i am always sick, has anyone else had this problem
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Me too frequently sick no matter what i do for prevention, flu, flu, flu, depression, flu, flu, flu, depression and so on
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Re: sickness

Sick is a very vast word.. in what way are you ill ?
It could be allergies, new foods, your environment, or a multitude of different components.

Hope you feel better soon.
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i have had many fevers and flu but now i am told i have diverticulocos and am awaiting a colonoscopy
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Re: sickness

I don't know where you lived before, but I can tell you that when I first lived here, I got sicknesses and flus that I had never gotten at home. Now every time I take my son home for a visit with family, he gets ill. We've been to emergency twice while on vacation!
I'm sure it will pass after your body adjusts.
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i hope it does pass i have never been so often sick as i have in the last past year, i lived in the uk
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Re: sickness

We've also had more colds in the last year than ever before... or so it seems. We have a child in daycare, though, which I suspect is the main culprit.
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Re: sickness

We suffer much worse with coughs/colds/flu over winter here...

I think it's a combination of dryness, being indoors, using public transport, and just not being immune to the different bugs...

I caught chicken pox here too - even though I was checked when pregnant about 18 months earlier - it was head to toe - I was delirious for about 48 hours - very ill - and they said maybe the european strain was different to the one I was 'used to' in Australia.

We also have a lot of skin problems - again I think dry air, plus the hardness of the water, plus the heating...

I found I also need to make a deliberate effort to get sun exposure in the winter - I normally avoid the sun as I am rather 'skin cancer conscious' but in the winter time I do have to deliberately stand in the sun for 10 minutes as many days as possible - helps to keep up the vitamin D levels!
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since living here in switzerland i am always sick, has anyone else had this problem

Have you thought maybe if its work related? It could be diet related? It could be anything related. As Sky points out, sickness is a vast word.

I have been taking vitamin C everyday for a month now, and so far apart from a coldsore, no sniffles! touch wood!
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i hope it does pass i have never been so often sick as i have in the last past year, i lived in the uk
I hope you feel better soon and get all the treatment you need.
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i have had many fevers and flu but now i am told i have diverticulocos and am awaiting a colonoscopy
Sorry to hear this. This winter hasn't been consistently cold enough to kill off all the little nasties that always seem to want to attack us.

Re. diverticulitis, this is a dietary issue that is caused by insufficient fibre in the diet, over a prolonged period of time - dare I say, could be the result of too much convenience/fast/processed foods.
Change your diet now, to substantially increase your fibre intake, to help control this condition.
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Re: sickness

Thankyou tim for the info but it is diverticulocos and sigma which is what happens before the other and they say they may have to operate to take taht bit of colon away to stop it developing into diverticulitis
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Thankyou tim for the info but it is diverticulocos and sigma which is what happens before the other and they say they may have to operate to take taht bit of colon away to stop it developing into diverticulitis
Thanks for the clarification - I am only familiar with the latter (3rd hand experience). I am not familiar with what you have (have written) and my spell checker picked it up as a typo -- sorry.

But immaterial of my my mis-understanding, I would still think that it is not a result of moving to CH (unless you've been eating too much cheese .... sorry .... again)
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Thanks for the clarification - I am only familiar with the latter (3rd hand experience). I am not familiar with what you have (have written) and my spell checker picked it up as a typo -- sorry.
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddise...iverticulosis/ gives a good explanation of the ailment.
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since living here in switzerland i am always sick, has anyone else had this problem
My OH comes here twice a year for a few months because she is running from one illness into the next in the USA but feels healthy in Switzerland. In Michigan she has severe sinusitis every six weeks or so, maxillary and frontal, very often affecting the inner ear too, meaning many sleepless nights with heavy ear noise and headache.

Right now she is going from a bad sinusitis bout into an equally bad flu. In the course of about 15 months in Switzerland, most of them during winter, she had a cough for ten days but nothing else.

No, it's not the climate, like, say, living in North Dakota in winter but spending the summer in Ticino. Actually the climate she has in Michigan is fairly similar to what we have here in Heidiland. And she lives in an even much more rural area over there -- no industry worth mentioning within a radius of about 300 km.

Difficult to tell what makes the difference. Her American doctors just don't seem to care as long as they can put her on antibiotics once in a while.
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