Travelling with medication - follow up

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I recently posted about possible difficulty travelling with syringes for Etanercept and am pleased to be able to report that I experienced no problems, I handed the bag to security staff at x ray together with a covering letter and it was put to one side and then handed back to me after I passed through the x ray machine. I felt very happy with the helpful and understanding staff and was able to enjoy my holiday.

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    That is fantastic Chris,  that is what should happen, but of course we all know different.  I'm so pleased  that it worked out for you,   smile

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    That's really good news Chris. Thanks for sharing it with us. It makes me feel a bit better about our holiday. Was yours long haul? Hope you had a good holiday.

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      We went to Fuerteventura in the Canaries Linda  which is normally a 4 hr flight but due to various delays it took much longer this time but we had a lovely break and so it was well worth the inconvenience. I find the extra warmth really beneficial so try and go whenever we can pick up a cheap package.
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      Glad you enjoyed it Chris. I can imagine the sun being beneficial as my joints have been really painful with the bad weathers recently. We are going to Australia. So a long flight. I have bought a special cooler bag, so fingers crossed. Not going until October. Fingers crossed. 😊

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    That's helpful to know. I'm hoping to travel to Italy in a few weeks and I will need to take my Etanercept. Did you transfer it to a fridge when you arrived or keep it in your cooler bag?

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      Hi Carol, I put it in the fridge as soon as we arrived as was not due to take for a few days. For my next break have booked to go on a Tuesday - day I usually inject - so will do it about 5am just before leaving and then inject for the next week after returning early evening the Tuesday after. As am only going

       for a week it means I don't need to worry about taking it this time.

      ?Reading all the info I think you can be a bit flexible about when you inject as long as not too much difference so if I was travelling on a Thursday for example I would gradually move the time of my injection forward by a few hours each time until

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