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December 10th, 2011, 07:36 PM
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ACK!

I'm getting nervous! We are flying on Friday to visit IL's for christmas. I need to bring 2 weeks of progesterone supplements with. I have no idea what the policy is on bringing medications with on the plane! The issue is this would be considered a liquid, gel, lotion, etc. It is measured in oz. Total I would assume is not 4 oz, but still.

I know it would be easy enough to sent in the suitcases and just bring a few days back up in our carry on, but this stuff is about $20-25 a dose. Not cheap! My 30 day supply was nearly $700 without insurance. If its lost, I will have to purchase out of pocket and I can't afford it! I do not trust my bags to arrive safety or that we will make all of our connecting flights! (I've gotten stuck alone with my DD overnight before...I'm paranoid...you better bet PJ's and undies are a staple in my carry on now).

Now, I will make sure the pharmacy labels it very clearly. Each does is an individual applicator, the wrapping is very clearly labeled as to what it is. It will be in a box from the manufacturers. With the prescription label. I will ask for a doctors note to carry with me on the plane just in case.

Do I need to do anything else special? I'm sure most TSA agents have never seen this medication before unless they have experienced pregnancy loss or otherwise need progesterone supplementation.
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December 10th, 2011, 07:47 PM
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Oh, and are the x-ray machines safe for pregnancy or should I opt for the pat down?

I'm very uncomfy with other's - strangers touching me -so if the machine is safe so be it. I can't find anything on TSA's website.

They said prescription meds are fine if they are declared. Hopefully that'll be enough.

I'm slightly freaking out
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December 10th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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Just make sure to take the meds out of your bag and in one of those bins and you should be fine. I wouldn't worry about going through the medical detectors or scanners at all.
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December 11th, 2011, 02:39 AM
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I flew internationally back in June with an epi pen and nobody said anything to me! You should be able to get through just fine since it clearly states what it is and that it's a prescription. I'm not sure about the x-ray machines though. I was actually going to ask that question myself in a few months! Hopefully someone else knows!
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December 11th, 2011, 07:28 AM
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I also fly with epi pens ( just make sure everythign is CLEARLY labeled. and for me when i was pregnant last time when i flew i just opted for the pat down as the idea of any xray freaks me out!!!!! and i said to them why aswell!!!
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December 11th, 2011, 10:09 AM
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You are exposed to way more radiation during your flight than you are going through the x-ray machine.

(the body scan machines are about as much radiation as you would get eating half a banana)
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December 11th, 2011, 06:09 PM
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I like to limit exposure to radiation. Just because I am exposed to more radiation in front of my microwave, does not mean I will not try to avoid it if there is another option. I'd totally go for a pat down- pregnant or not.
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