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B12 injections

HI, I have a B12 deficiency, which was diagnosed in England about three years ago, so need injections every 12 weeks. I'm due for one early December, and not sure what to do! In the UK, i go to the nurse for my jobs, is it the same here? or do I go to a GP? Will they be happy to just gove me one, or do I need a note from my GP in England? Anyone know what a B12 deficiency is in Fench?! Any advice welcome!
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Re: B12 injections

Wow, i have no idea. You could try calling around at different doctors offices, Many speak english. Ask them what you should do. Perhaps you could get your Doctor to send a fax to your new house doctor stating you have the B12 deficeincy. Just see what your new doctor says.
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Re: B12 injections

Hi Juliam, your best bet would be to register with a Dr ASAP. Do you know any other English speakers where you are, maybe someone could recommend a DR that speaks English.

Once you have a Doc it shouldn't be too complicated to get your jab sorted. Don't be surprised if they want to do full blood tests etc.

Good luck and I hope your settling in well.
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Re: B12 injections

Hi, just find a local doctor (either GP or one specialising in internal medicine), ask for an appointment and then go there and explain your condition. You can also bring whatever evidence or prescriptions you have from the UK. I am sure that the level of care you receive will be equally good, so no need to worry.

By the way, it is called 'une carence en vitamine B 12' in French, in case you need it, although most doctors here speak at least some English.
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