I try and go abroad at least once a year and, in the past, have given little consideration to just how I carry my drugs with me. We always used to take a pill box and set out the meds on a day-by-day schedule. One problem with this is that drugs should be carried in their original packaging. I've never had much of a problem but, more recently, realised I should be paying a bit more attention to the formal requirements.
I've raised the subject because recently there has been media attention on Pregabalin and the likelihood of it becoming a Class C controlled drug. The reason for this appears to be two-fold:
Pregabalin is widely available and has often become misused,
There may be a problem with the addictive nature of this drug, needing it to be more closely supervised.
I might add that Pregabalin is not presently controlled. However, due to these problems, it is being considered as a controlled drug in future.
Thinking I need to be ready for my next trip in the year ahead, I decided to search the government’s websites and see what was entailed in taking a controlled drug abroad.
Can I take controlled medicines abroad?
Yes, but specific requirements apply to taking controlled medicines abroad. Some prescribed medicines contain drugs that are controlled.
To take controlled drugs abroad, it seems like it might be that you need a personal licence. It’s the first time I had even heard of a “personal licence”. Has anyone else come across this?
Yet more paperwork. or am I just getting my knickers in a twist for nothing?
Got this from the MS Society , should be interesting
Don’t forget to tune in to BBC1 at 5.05pm today to hear Jack Osbourne talk about living with MS for the first time on UK TV.
The TV personality found out he had MS in 2012 and describes diagnosis as his “scariest moment”.
Jack will be appealing for people to donate to the MS Society. The money we raise will be spent across the MS Society’s work, including our groundbreaking research programme, our helpline and our grants for family breaks and vital equipment.
I'm Curious as to if any has a living will in place?
I have had Two for 8 years, an NHS Living will directive, which I update every year and attached to medical notes and is with the on call/out of hours team and one I had drawn up solicitors. The General idea is if I'm incoherent my Husband precents the will and treatment or rather no treatment in my case will be followed. My husbands only produced it twice when Doctors decided they wanted to play hero.
Does anyone else find Hospital Doctors don't listen? I tell them what i need and most take offense that I know what works best for my MS I cant be the only one who has experienced this or am I ?
Hugs and love Amy x
Hi everyone, I'm a 3rd year manufacturing engineering student at Cambridge University; we have a major project this year for researching, designing and securing funding for the development of an original design idea. I strongly wish to do something to aid the life of MS sufferers because my mum lives with it, and this seems to be an ideal opportunity to create something which could be useful. I have some ideas but I'm looking for more views of everyday problems that are faced, being as specific and detailed as possible, you do not have to have any preconceived idea how the problem could be solved, for example, one suggestion asked for a way to get into/out of a swimming pool without using the pool's hoist. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I hope we can make something really worthwhile!
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