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Sporting events doctors sign off

Hello Mpn friends I’m looking to do a cycling holiday next year and noticed a lot require doctors sign off has anyone else had an experience of this with Pv or similar. I’m in good shape and cycle about 50-80 miles a week. So can’t see how my Pv would affect me.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Jasbak66. I go on at least two cycling holidays every year this year the DORDOGNE and Alsace next year two tours of Germany. I cycle at least 80 miles every week. I have PV JAK2 and have never had any problem and never been asked for doctors sign off. I also have full holiday insurance which has never been a problem.

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Hi Heather I was looking at The Haute Route or something similar potentially quite mountainous. Thanks for your reply I’m Jak2 also.

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Good luck. I have cycled The Pyrenees, Ventoux and Alpe d'Hyez all wonderful experiences. My one piece of advice is to keep well hydrated absolutely essential with our condition.

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Thanks Heather did you do all those rides with PV? I always carry two bottles and sip regularly.

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No not Ventoux and Alpe d'Hyez although I had PV for some years before it was properly diagnosed.

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Just to warn you most GPs have now been advised to decline to complete sporting medical forms etc as can't rule out cardiac issues without a treadmill ECG so you may need to get in touch with a sports medicine specialist. Hopefully you won't need form signing but from litigation side of things GPs are more wary to complete things whatever the condition maybe, I'm afraid. I hope you manage to get sorted to enjoy the holiday.

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Thanks for your advice. Heidi.

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