Travel & C.f, need advice!!

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Kerry Girl
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   Posted 11/30/2006 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everybody, this is my first time on this site & everybody seems really helpfull!! i need some advice! im 22years old & am from ireland, im off to ausrtralia for a year in january, im going to be travelling a lot &going to a few different countries! im just wondering has anybody done this before cause im just curious to know wat will happen if i need an i.v over there i.e payment of drugs etc! im also wondering has anyone had any hassle getting through airports with their drugs (i will have letters from doctor!) but security has gotten so tight everywhere im a bit worried about it!! any advice/stories that anyone could give would really really be appreciated!! thanx, kerry girl x

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   Posted 12/6/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe this link could be useful for getting travel insurance


Fabrizio, Italy

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   Posted 1/19/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
We have traveled throughout Europe and North America with our son who has c.f. The biggest issue we have had is that his meds and equipment have to have their own suitcase :-)

We have a "Letter of Medical Necessity" which explains c.f. and lists the medications and equipment necessary. Our travel insurance includes health insurance. I would be somewhat concerned about appropriate medical care if I were traveling in a country where c.f. is uncommon, but I wouldn't worry about Australia.

We have never had any problems with security or customs.

If you feel well enough to travel, and have cleared the medical/medication issues with your physician, GO FOR IT!

"Life is not a dress rehearsal"

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   Posted 2/6/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm 14 and have CF and my parents take every possible thing that they can when we travel. We've been to India, Japan and Italy, the only time i got sick was in India from Dehli Belly! Travelling is good, but my mum packed everything incase anything happened. I also had a letter from my doctor stating what medicine I was carrying and why just in case the airport asked.
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