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Re: EHIC back pain enquiry

Pre EU, the only way we could stay living together was to get married. Post Brexit, that might be the only way for you two too. From 1st of Jan, weaving in and out of systems will be very difficult again.
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Pre EU, the only way we could stay living together was to get married. Post Brexit, that might be the only way for you two too. From 1st of Jan, weaving in and out of systems will be very difficult again.

And I dont want to get married just for convenience. We haven't got married all these years as we aren't like the typical people who get married. We are faithfully together and it's not a thought that crossed our mind

I also have plans to open a business in UK hopefully so I plan going back and from there on in I think he will be the one to start visiting me and not the other way around anymore.
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Old 17.01.2021, 15:52
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Re: EHIC back pain enquiry

Lower back pain could also be kidney infection.

Been there done that last summer. As we were doing lots of sport and travelling thought it was backnpain, after 2 days had a fever spike and was diagnosed with kidney infection. Never had the UTI symptoms that typically precedes that.

Bottom line here... If you are in that much pain that normal painkiller is not helping and lasting a few days, get yourself to a doc. You are staying for 1.5 months and therefore there is not that many options.

Then indeed for future travel insurance or a different medical coverage.
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Re: EHIC back pain enquiry

Personally I’d get yourself home and get it sorted, before/incase it gets so bad that you can’t travel and you end up with huge costs. (Or all flights stop operating again).
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Lower back pain could also be kidney infection.

Been there done that last summer. As we were doing lots of sport and travelling thought it was backnpain, after 2 days had a fever spike and was diagnosed with kidney infection. Never had the UTI symptoms that typically precedes that.

Bottom line here... If you are in that much pain that normal painkiller is not helping and lasting a few days, get yourself to a doc. You are staying for 1.5 months and therefore there is not that many options.

Then indeed for future travel insurance or a different medical coverage.
Sorry about your experience
Well I'd like to think I want to stay here 1.5 months but the reality is I may just leave in 3 weeks. I'll decide in the moment. I need to first see if this pain doesn't subside in another 3 days
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Re: EHIC back pain enquiry

If you really have no money and need immediate medical attention you could try going to hospital and telling them you have no money but I'd guess they'll likely just tell you to take paracetamol and ibuprofen until you can get back to the UK, unless you're almost paralysed. They'll not give you anything stronger than that. They're used to people going in trying to get opioids. Maybe choose a different hospital to the one you didn't pay last time.

I know with conditions like back pain you want a diagnosis and a solution but unfortunately there's often no quick fix. Even with identifiable problems the course of treatment is usually pyhsiotherapy, pilates etc. and if not then very expensive surgery. Physio on the NHS shouldn't take long to arrange. Probably you know all this already.
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Re: EHIC back pain enquiry

An EHIC only covers emergency, urgent treatment, good enough to get you home, but will not cover longer treatments. If the EHIC card is no longer valid, because of Brexit, you won't be refused treatment in Switzerland, but you will end up having to pay for it and they're quite good at doing that.
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LOL. My first language is English though I'm not very proficient. What's the correct term then (since)
I've also lived in other countries in the past and spending time with my Swiss boyfriend for 14 yes has deteriorated my vocab lol ����
Not buying that excuse. An English friend of mines has lived in Madrid since 1985 and spends most of his time speaking fluent Spanish. However, when he's with English speakers he just automatically slips back into his mother tongue with no problems.

You're also a tad rude when you don't like the answers you get, as if you're looking to get a reaction - are you just another troll?
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LOL. My first language is English though I'm not very proficient. What's the correct term then (since)
I've also lived in other countries in the past and spending time with my Swiss boyfriend for 14 yes has deteriorated my vocab lol ����
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I have suffered from lower back pain for many years but I've coped with it. But I've never really had a diagnosis in the last 10 years as I've just been coping with the pain with massages.....

I'm in Switzerland now visiting my partner, but for 2 days and I have.....
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