Traveling Challenges and Tips to Consider

Traveling Challenges and Tips to Consider
Through the Fog Traveling with fibromyalgia can be tricky. It requires planning, rest times, and grace for yourself and others. It can be daunting to travel far or engage in vacation activities that will deplete your energy, both physically and emotionally. Whether you are going on vacation, traveling for work, attending a convention, or taking a trip for some other reason, it's vital that you pack your meds. You should pack more than you need for the trip in case you run into circumstances that prevent you from returning as scheduled. I highly recommend packing the prescription bottles themselves rather than a pill container. That way you can get a refill if necessary by showing the bottle to a pharmacist. If you're flying, be sure to keep them in your carry-on, in case your luggage gets lost or delayed. When I travel, I first make a list (a few days ahead of time) of everything I need. I check off each item as I pack, using a different color pen for the original trip as well as for the return trip. I choose a lightweight case with an extendable handle. I take a few necessary clothing items and I roll them up so I can fit more items in the suitcase. I get toothbrush and soap holders for convenience. I also purchase sample sizes of my shampoo, deodorant, powder, etc. I keep any makeup items in a small bag. If I'm concerned about something leaking, I put it in a zip-close bag. If you're traveling by car, you should get out every couple of hours and walk a bit. It will help with
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