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I would pay out my own pocket, giving it a little bit of time then hope itll go by itself, its not painful or anything just annoying, i could put needles in my legs and feel nothing and the pins and needles just feel odd,
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All the money you spent in tarot readings and fortune tellers and nobody could predict that?

Wonders never cease...
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I would pay out my own pocket, giving it a little bit of time then hope itll go by itself, its not painful or anything just annoying, i could put needles in my legs and feel nothing and the pins and needles just feel odd,
Can't remember - you're covered under Swiss health insurance as well as your home-base?
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Old 02.09.2016, 19:48
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I would pay out my own pocket, giving it a little bit of time then hope itll go by itself, its not painful or anything just annoying, i could put needles in my legs and feel nothing and the pins and needles just feel odd,
Given these symptoms, any possible psychological or physical discomfort the act of going to a doctor will cause you, will be negligible compared to what may happen if this goes untreated.

Please get someone to accompany you and go.
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At richdog why do you feel the need to post stupid opinions on my posts? You think its funny that somebody is ill? Oh yeah and by the way if i wanted attention i wouldnt talk about bloody doctors id dress up ridiculous morris dancing around town, stop bloody picking on me and if youve nothing nice/useful to say then simple ,,, keep your gob shut
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Re: Doctors

In addition to the above suggestions, if I recall correctly from some EF threads, there are also some pharmacies doing some blood tests (I just googled and found http://bazh.ch/en/services/measureme...d-blood-sugar/)
I'd prefer visiting a doctor first though and then, follow what they suggest. Ah.. by looking at your first post, I'd visit a psychiatrist as well.
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Old 02.09.2016, 19:55
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At richdog why do you feel the need to post stupid opinions on my posts?
Tempting.... Very tempting. But I've just had a big steak and am feeling generous. Next please?
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That's not right. Not at all. If it's been going on for more than a couple of hours, you NEED to see a doctor. Or else you could end up seeing a prosthetic specialist.
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At richdog why do you feel the need to post stupid opinions on my posts? You think its funny that somebody is ill? Oh yeah and by the way if i wanted attention i wouldnt talk about bloody doctors id dress up ridiculous morris dancing around town, stop bloody picking on me and if youve nothing nice/useful to say then simple ,,, keep your gob shut
Um, OK OP.

I do believe that you might get quite a lot of like minded opinions (potentially experienced advice from living here) if you'd describe the prob.

I know for example that there are dentists specialising in patients with a fear of dentists here in Zürich (am too scared to go).

Dressing-up as a Morris dancer around town I would personally leave to the locals.
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I would pay out my own pocket, giving it a little bit of time then hope itll go by itself, its not painful or anything just annoying, i could put needles in my legs and feel nothing and the pins and needles just feel odd,
Right leg, both legs? Swelling? Below the knee only or above? Dependent on temperature?

Just asking as a fellow sufferer since years (nothing diagnosed, just is).
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Right leg, both legs? Swelling? Below the knee only or above? Dependent on temperature?

Just asking as a fellow sufferer since years (nothing diagnosed, just is).
Its just below the knee and both legs, sometimes feel like they cant carry me and pins and needles in all fingers its the strangest thing ever, ive cancelled the gym until november which im upset about but hoping itll go away by itself, nice to have a sensible reply after 7 years not visiting the doctor i really do not want to go, did yours disapear by itself
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Lots of people are afraid to go to doctors. But you really do have to go. Just go, list your symptoms and have the tests. If they give you crap about delaying, just say, "well I'm here now".
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Re: Doctors

To Hayley & Zuri it is important to get the symptoms checked out. My OH suffers from Peripheral Neuropathy, pins and needles in feet and hands - a lot of people do and he lives with it.

However, some people have it because of a vitamin B12 deficiency - easily sorted out by injections.

Not saying that this is the problem but it is common if you are diabetic (he is not) but if you are it is really important to see someone just to rule it out.

I don't live in Zurich - if I did I would go with you but I am sure that someone will on here who lives near - please try and find the strength of mind to go.
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Old 02.09.2016, 20:27
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Don't try to self-diagnose/google-diagnose your symptoms please. Get them checked out by a doctor. Doctors also go to doctors, they don't always treat themselves

Also, bear in mind that your doctor might (or more likely, will) redo the blood test even if you bring in results from a pharmacy.

So why go through the hassle twice if you can go through it once. Best to call the doc (GP, diabetologist or whoever) and ask them if they'd use test results from a pharmacy/the UK before going to a Swiss pharmacy/UK to get your test done for nothing, on top of probably having to pay for it out of pocket. Bear in mind that your insurance should pay for blood test done by the doctor, so all done in one fell swoop with no costs to you (apart from deductible/retention fee).
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How do you get a diabetic into a wheelchair?
Piece of cake.
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How do you get a diabetic into a wheelchair?
Piece of cake.
I understand that looking at things from a humorous POV sometimes is a way to defuse/relax situations - but seeing the OP's fears (they do seem very genuine to me), I don't think this thread is the place for what some might consider jokes.
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Piece of cake.
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I understand that looking at things from a humorous POV sometimes is a way to defuse/relax situations - but seeing the OP's fears (they do seem very genuine to me), I don't think this thread is the place for what some might consider jokes.
Can't think of a situation in which this would ever be funny. Ugh.
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OP, I just saw in your profile that you have a pug.

I don't know about your doctor, but if your dog calms you down significantly in general, would it be an idea for you to ask your doc if you can bring your pug along to your appointment - of course, only if s/he's incredibly calm and quiet? I guess this might be allowed in certain situations because don't e.g. people with vision impairments take their guide dogs to appointments, at least from time to time?

It might help to offer to bring your dog along in a dog-handbag or whatever those things are called if your doc objects to a dog walking around in his/her office, but isn't opposed to dogs as such.


Just an idea...
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Right leg, both legs? Swelling? Below the knee only or above? Dependent on temperature?

Just asking as a fellow sufferer since years (nothing diagnosed, just is).
Menopause.

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Miles too early for menopause thankyou very much for another 'useful' sugestion im thinking of leaving this forum too many nasty people
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