** Originally posted by JenJen **
I am a silent member here : ) ..but I do need some experienced advice from the board right now.
I am a 40 year old mom, living in DC, and I had psoriasis since 17 years old. It got very bad after my second child -- probably 95 percent coverage. Long story short, I went on enbrel and have complete (!) clearance. The arthritis went away but now seems to be coming back (that may be due to me leaving my shots out too long, I think, or some lapses)
So, I am traveling abroad, to Spain, on August 13th for 3 weeks. I am on a regimen of shots, twice weekly. My problem is -- how the heck do I get the enbrel to spain intact?!
Enliven services were fairly useless. They said you have to maintain the enbrel at a certain temp., that the cooling pack they use works 2-3 hours (not the whole plain flight), no dry ice, no ice in contact with enbrel, etc. So! These are my issues:
How do I get needles and syringes past customs in this day and age? Where do I put three weeks worth, in a cooler no less? How do I maintain the temperature? Obviously, the fridge on board will not have room for this big cooler!
Has anyone done it successfully? How?!
THanks for your thoughts