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My girlfriend has suddenly become rather ill. We're in the Canary Islands and on our first full day she's suddenly come down with these symptoms leading onto each other
(Note: I've eaten with her from the same places and practically the same food. I've had a couple of moments that indicated there might be a storm on the horizon, but it hasn't turned into anything as yet, yet being 11 hours after she became ill):
stomach quickly turning really intense and staying frequent
diarrheoa (light coloured) x2
being sick x2
full body sweating (mainly whilst in the toilet)
Now she's had gastroenteritis before where she experienced the same intense cramps and rather considerable blood in her vomit. The doctor wasn't at all overly concerned with the blood and simply said it will go away in x amount of days. It took considerably longer. I don't think she's the healthiest of girls, internally. Although her lifestyle is moderately healthy.
I've got sneaky suspicions she's got something going on inside a little out of the norm, whether menacing or not so much. Obviously NHS GP's need to save money and will pass a set of symptoms off in the first instance quite gladly as matching a no doubt possible condition, but one that costs the least to rectify, thus aiding their practice and the region's health care trust bottom line. So getting further investigation out of them is indeed like drawing blood from a stone.
However, would you say, even in their intensity that the above symptoms are a fine match for simply food poisoning and that as it stands there's no need to have to find out what an EHIC card really does do abroad? (if you catch my drift)
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