First a Hello to you all. I am a newbie here, but no stranger to pain. While I hate that we all have to be here, I am glad to have stumbled onto this site while researching my treatments!
I have pain relating to two separate injuries to my spine and tailbone. Both the injuries are quite old, and I have been in pain for a looong time, but just recently started my journey with a PM doc. I wish I had not wasted so much of my life dealing with this on my own. I realize that pain management and the medications are a catch-22, but I try to focus on what it has allowed me to do and how much it has improved my life instead of being depressed about the needed medications, their risks, and the still high level of pain.
One of the things that I probably wouldn't have attempted without the relief of medication is travel. I am scheduled to go to the Dominican Republic in November for a long weekend.
My concerns, besides the added pain and stress, are about travel with my medications. I know I will have to have them on my person during the flight as I can't risk the loss of my bags (don't even want to THINK about losing my meds!!) But other than that, does anyone have tips for keeping them safe and not having issues getting them in/out of the country and hotel room safety?
I would rather only take the amount needed for the duration rather than my whole bottles, but will I have problem in customs just taking them through unlabeled in a med sorter?
I would be most grateful for any hints/tips/tricks that anyone has to offer.