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Offline kitty1

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travelling with meds
« on: December 28, 2006, 07:28:23 PM »
Next week will be the first time I will be flying out of state since I stated meds.  Is there anything I need to worry about in terms of my medication at the airport?  Can I conceal them in my pruse?

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 08:04:28 PM »
Why do you need to conceal anything?
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Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 08:19:12 PM »
Hey Kitty -

Whatever the reason for your trip, I hope it goes well and doesn't pass through Denver in the next few days! :)

Also, this issue has been discussed recently in different threads - if you use the Search tool and do a search for travel - meds etc you'll find a bunch of information.

Here is a link to one recent discussion: http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=6171.0

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Offline allanq

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 08:23:38 PM »
philly267 is right. There is no need to conceal anything. I've been traveling with meds five or six times a year for the past 17 years (both inside and outside the country) and have never had a problem. Do put them in your carry-on bag, not with checked luggage. I keep my pills in one of those plastic compartmentalized pill containers. Many people say that you should leave the meds in the original prescription containers, but I've never done this and have never been stopped or questioned.

The only time traveling in the U.S. with HIV meds can be a problem is if you are not a U.S. citizen.

Relax and enjoy the trip.

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 08:40:12 PM »
As long as you have your name on the bottle it shouldn't be a problem. I'm in a study and have an ID# and a letter from the NIH so it's no problem.
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Offline Eldon

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006, 03:19:35 AM »
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Hello Kitty...

Everyone is correct on this issue. There is no need to allow your inner anxiety to get out of control for this and worry. Just board the plane as you normally would with your meds. Have a safe trip!

Thanks Kevin for the link that you have provided.

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Offline Gary85741

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2006, 08:08:20 AM »

     I flew the other week and due to the quantity of medications I take, I place them in pill box containers.  I carried receipts for the medications...just in case...but security didn't ask for them.  I just put them in my carry-on.
     Only exception was the Rx gel Testim (Testosterone) which, due to being a gel, had to be placed in a one-quart zip-lock bag with other liquids etc.
     As far as that goes...any liquids or gels must all fit in the one-quart zip-lock, and none individually can be over three ounces.  You remove that bag from your carry-on and place it in the bin with with shoes etc.

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Offline Nico

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006, 11:42:54 AM »
Like the others have assured you, don't worry about it.  My job requires I fly all over the US and roughly 20-25 trips a year.  I have never had a problem and sometimes I just take enough pills plus a few extra just in case I get stranded.  You may feel more comfortable taking your entire stash.  I just got tired of having more in my carry on luggage than needed.

Have a safe and fun trip!

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Offline Christine

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Re: travelling with meds
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006, 07:51:06 PM »
Hi kitty,

I agree with everyone else. No need to conceal them. Carry the meds in their original bottles, and put them in your carry-on bag.

I have flown with all my meds a few times, in and out of the US. I have also flown with Fuzeon which requires needles. I carried everything in my carry-on. I also had a letter from the doctor saying the needles were for an injectable med.

Before my bag went through the x-ray I told the security person since I knew they would see the needles in my bag. All I said was that I had needles in my carry-on for injecting medication. 

They could have cared less. There was no problem at all.

Have a safe, and fun trip.
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