I am a US resident and thinking about staying in the UK next summer for travel and perhaps school as well. I am considering staying for the entire summer, up to 3months, and was wondering if any of you have any advise/experience on what I should do for my medications for this time period. I currently take Butrans 10mcg, I get 4 patches at a time which is a month supply, and 40 10mg Norco(for BT) which is about a 2month supply for me. If I stay three months these amounts obviously wont be enough to last me the whole time.
The Norco would be easy to get a slightly larger prescription for but the Butrans(as far as I know) only comes pre-packaged for 1 month supplies, which would make it slightly tricky to get a 3month supply all at once. First my Dr. would have to precribe it, then the pharmacy would have to approve, then my insurance would have to okay coverage for it and lastly I might run into problems with taking that much narcotic medication cross-country.
The other option would be perhaps get the usual one month supply and try to find a Dr in the UK and hopefully have him understand and prescribe my usual meds, which would be a bit of a hassle. I guess another option would be to switch back to Norco for the trip and get an enlarged supply of that, but I would have the same 24/7 pain relief, which is why I was switched to the patch in the first place.
If you have had any experience with this kind of situation please share how you went about traveling fotr long periods of time with your medication, or if you dont and just have some suggestions thatd be great as well.