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Idid yours disapear by itself
No, it was a whole combination of symptoms e.g.

- the tingling in the fingers - stress related due to pressure in my spine - could be resolved with doctors prescribed medicinal massage and movement therapy (largely paid for by my Krankenkasse)

- My life with my legs is another story, but nothing serious. The examination was cute "tried to insert the needle but have never seen anything like this before (I have a perfectly normal body format).

It was a long time ago.

Go to the Docs here in Switzerland, and be honest with them - if you have a bit of fear of Doctors, just tell them beforehand - you'll be fine.
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Old 02.09.2016, 21:38
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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
Not nasty at all, my wife is dealing with it at the moment, and she's probably no older than you.

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Old 02.09.2016, 21:41
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Menopause.

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Potentially...
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Old 02.09.2016, 21:47
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Menopause makes sane women wacky, and wacky women wackier.

Just my personal experience.

And can occur any time between 20 and 70 (or so).

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Old 02.09.2016, 21:52
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Menopause.

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Old 02.09.2016, 21:56
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Hi i was curious if i go to the UK and pay private for a blood test can you do that living in CH obviously i dont want/expect the NHS to pay for me, but im terrified i may have diabetes, symptoms are numb legs from the knee down and pins and needles in my finger tips, very tired all the time too. Ive not been to a doctor in 7 years so im ashamed to admit im terrified of going, wondering if i will be more comfortable in my own country
You need to go to a doctor who will examine you, take your medical history and determine what tests are required.

Not going to a doctor in 7 years is not very clever. Some things if diagnosed early can be treated. Waiting can be fatal.

You have a child, do you want to be around to see your child grow up?
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Old 02.09.2016, 21:58
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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
Uhm no? Menopause does not necessarily have to start as from 50..... And you get a lot of strange and sometimes frightening side effects from that. So why not ask and have a check up to exclude that and find the source?
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Old 02.09.2016, 22:03
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7 years without seeing a doctor? What about a Pap smear - have you not had one recently? Us humans do require regular MOT and routine medical checks are just that!

I hope your fear of doctors has not prevented you from getting your kid(s) medical checks/ immunisations!

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Old 02.09.2016, 22:03
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Uhm no? Menopause does not necessarily have to start as from 50.....
Especially if you have some other underlying condition.

Really, there can be many causes for you problems, some simple, some complicated, and you will never know without seeing a doctor.

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Old 02.09.2016, 22:08
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7 years without seeing a doctor? What about a Pap smear - have you not had one recently? Us humans do require regular MOT and routine medical checks are just that!

I hope your fear of doctors has not prevented you from getting your kid(s) medical checks/ immunisations!

Don't gamble with your health!
Sorry, but what is a MOT?
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Old 02.09.2016, 22:13
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It's the UK equivalent of an MFK, but which is done yearly. I have been calling my Pap smear appointments, my MOT appointment
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Old 02.09.2016, 22:15
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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
Hayleyjay, just because people on a random internet forum don't coddle and cuddle you with all of your questions doesn't mean they are nasty. You want nasty? Go ahead and skip the doctor because you're afraid - and gamble with your health. You have received loads of solid advice in this thread.

You want to leave EF? Go ahead, no one is stopping you. But please don't lump the entire membership in with a few posters who might be skeptical or grumpy or even a bit sarcastic. There are so many friendly and helpful EF members who go out of their way to help other members - both by taking time to post suggestions here and meeting up in real life. I choose to pay attention to those folks, and just ignore comments I find unhelpful. You have a choice too.
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Old 02.09.2016, 22:16
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In the US, the average age for menopause is 51. But women can go through perimenopause (the time around menopause) for years, most start in their 40's but it can be as early as your late 20s or 30s. If you think about it, "high risk" pregnancies start in your mid 30s, a time when your eggs are becoming scant, and ovulation may start to be erratic, hormones too. Of course this doesn't apply to everyone - there is a wide range of variation.

Anyway, I know how hard it is when you're scared. But that's anticapatory anxiety. Make an appointment as soon as you can and write down all of your symptoms....keep a diary, if you can. and be honest about your anxiety. It happens, and it's helpful to be very honest. I know this is especially hard, but do not allow the fact that you've not been to the doctor intimidate you. Just go.

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Old 02.09.2016, 22:23
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What everybody else said. Yes you need a doctor. Yes, really, you do. No, it really mustn't wait until next week in the UK. Some of the stuff that could cause this is fairly minor, but some of it could put you in a wheelchair, or worse.

Do you already have a doctor in Switzerland to go to? If not, the Permanence Clinic in Zürich train station will do as a starting place (insurance won't cover it, then again it's open weekends which most doctors' practices aren't.)

If you're free to go there tomorrow afternoon, I'll be happy to come along and sit with you. I don't live in Zürich but trains between here and there run pretty regular.
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Old 02.09.2016, 22:26
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MN the Permanence visits should be covered in case of emergency - I don't see why not if the OP doesn't have GP who's open at the time she visits Permanence. IMO the OP's situation is an emergency so she should be fine.

Link in case you want to call in advance to ask about insurance coverage

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Tom, send me an SMS when edot has stopped talking about this stuff so I know when I can take my hands off my eyes.
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Tom, send me an SMS when edot has stopped talking about this stuff so I know when I can take my hands off my eyes.
And who'd have thought you were such a delicate flower? I'm done now, thanks.
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Hayleyjay sounds like a previously banned user. Are you, haley?

Go to the doctor!
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Old 02.09.2016, 22:50
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I think that I mentioned that earlier in this thread.

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Hayleyjay sounds like a previously banned user. Are you, haley?

Go to the doctor!
No never been banned before ive been a member since 2010 it was just a quick health question
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