Traveling with Prescriptions Made Simple: 6 Tips You Need for Your Trip to San Diego

Traveling while on medication is a little trickier than when you're not taking prescriptions. Use these tips when traveling with prescriptions to/from San Diego

Clothes -- no problem! Laptop -- in the bag! Medication -- can you really bring that on a plane?

There is a lot to take into account when you're traveling, and it can be anxiety-inducing. What shouldn't be anxiety-inducing is bringing along the medication necessary for your health.

Other than the fact that there are certain medications that you can't take with you, traveling with prescriptions is actually a breeze. It's just a matter storing and packing them -- and having the right documentation.

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Here's everything you need to know about taking your medications with you if you're heading to San Diego!
1. Talk to Your Doctor
You should visit your doctor ahead of time to talk about your medical needs. They can go over a dosage schedule with you in the event of a large time change.

Make sure you get any documentation from them that can make it easier to prove that the medications are yours. This includes written prescriptions and a copy of your medical record.

In case you lose your medications or they're stolen while you're getting from point A to San Deigo, you'll need written prescriptions from your doctor so you can purchase more during your trip.
2. Check Your Supply
The worst thing that could happen other than losing your medications would be running out of doses. You want to come prepared. Make sure you have enough of your medication to last the whole time you're in San Deigo.

You may want to even pack a little extra simply because you never know what will happen. Your flight might get delayed, or if you're driving, your car might stall and leave you stuck for a few hours.

Have your doctor prescribe you a few extra doses to account for these emergencies. Sometimes, your insurance company might give you a little grief about covering this, but if you let your doctor know about it, they can usually work out a deal for you.
3. How to Store Your Medication
Even though it's required, put your medication in its original prescription bottle. This way, it's a lot easier to prove that it's yours. If you don't have it for whatever reason, make sure you bring written prescriptions.

There are a few rules on liquid medications. You can't bring more than 3.4 ounces unless you declare it beforehand. They may be subjected to additional screening.

If you have weekly medication containers, go ahead and bring them because you can always put your pills back in after you land.
  • Carry-on or Checked Bag

You can have as many prescriptions as you need in your carry-on or checked bag as long as it passes the screening process. Out of the two, carry-on is the better option because it allows you to keep an eye on your medications so they won't get stolen.

If you're traveling by car, it's a good idea to keep your pills in your glove compartment for easy access. In case you plan to leave your car for an extended amount of time, consider moving them to your trunk.
4. Your Dosage Schedule
If San Deigo isn't within your usual time zone, you'll have to adjust your schedule accordingly. Again, if you speak to your doctor before you leave, they will be able to set up a schedule with you.

You'll need to take your pills when you normally would -- according to your timezone. There are actually things you can buy for this. There are multi-time zone clocks and alarms that can track your dosage times and wake you up when it's time to take your meds.

We recommend that you test this out, and try to get in the swing of things before you head out to San Deigo.
5. Emergency Refills
Getting a refill of your prescription can be slightly difficult depending on your situation. If San Deigo is in the borders of your own country and you go through a local branch, you could probably have your prescription sent there temporarily.

If San Diego isn't part of your original country, or your local branch is nowhere to be found, you'll probably have to pay the full price for your medication.

The good news is, you can file an insurance claim when you get back, and possibly, get your money back. Just make sure you save all of your receipts so you can send it off with the claim.
6. Drug Restrictions
Some countries won't let you bring certain medications like Advair Diskus with you. San Deigo is no exception. You can call their embassy or visit their website before you leave to check and see if your medication is restricted.

Sometimes, you can't bring certain medical equipment like syringes on a plane. What you can do is fill out and send a form so an exception can be made. The embassy can also tell you what these forms are.
Tips on Traveling with Prescriptions
If you want to make your trip to San Deigo go smoothly, you'll need to know the rules concerning traveling with prescriptions.

Your medication may be restricted, or you might need a refill while you're there. You'll also need to adjust your doses depending on the time zone changes. Don't let your medications hold you back from broadening your horizons.

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4 Problematic Household Signs to Look Out for

If you're not familiar with household tasks such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, it can be difficult to identify a problem. To stay on top of critical home repairs, it helps to know what to look for. Here are some of the household signs that indicate an issue you need to address as soon as possible.

Higher Utility Bills
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If your utility bills seem to be increasing for no apparent reason, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is underperforming. As your HVAC system ages, it runs less efficiently. Regular maintenance and tune-ups can help keep it running properly, but with older systems, the problem might be unavoidable. Eventually, it will simply take your system longer to reach and maintain desired temperatures. 

Schedule an HVAC inspection to find out if an inefficient system is causing higher utility bills. A technician might be able to make a repair or suggest it's time to upgrade to a newer system.

Water Damage
Have you noticed a small area of water damage that's slowly expanding across a wall or ceiling? This is most likely caused by a small leak in your plumbing system. Corroded pipes can develop pinhole leaks that lead to this type of water damage. 

Though it might be caused by a minor leak, it's important to address this plumbing problem quickly before it escalates. The small leak can cause lots of damage over time or, worse, the corroded pipe could eventually burst and lead to minor flooding in your home. Be sure to call a licensed plumber to assess the situation. Repairs might involve tearing out the damaged area and looking between walls or floors to find and repair the leak. In serious situations, you might have to update the piping in your home.

Burning Smell
Don't ignore a persistent burning smell in your home. This might be a sign that you have a short circuit caused by faulty or outdated wiring or a loose connection. Unfortunately, short circuits are among the most common causes of home electrical wiring fires, so it's critical to have this problem assessed by a licensed electrician as soon as possible. 

A similar issue can occur if you see discolored or charred switches and outlets in your home. The burnt appearance is typically caused by electric arcs or sparks. Once again, loose connections or faulty wiring are the likely sources of this problem, so be sure to call an electrician to schedule an inspection if you notice this issue.

Mold Growth
Have you seen fungus growing in your home? Even if it's only visible in a small area, it's important to address this issue quickly to avoid triggering allergies or endangering your health. Mold usually appears as a greenish-black growth and has a damp, musty smell. You should call a professional to eradicate the mold safely. In the future, a dehumidifier can help control moisture levels in your home to prevent mold growth.

Don't miss signs that something is wrong in your home. Watch for these indicators that something in your house is in need of repairs.


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Bring Some Technology Innovations To Your Home Business


There are a whole lot of things that make running a business from home a pretty desirable career option for a lot of people. For one thing, it's wonderful to have control over your own career and not have a boss or manager breathing down your neck all of the time. Not only that but being able to work from the comfort of your own home is something that a lot of people would vastly prefer to having to sit in traffic in order to commute to a stuffy office only to then sit in even more traffic on the way home. However, running a home business most certainly isn't all positive. There are a whole lot of challenges that are often placed on people who run businesses from home and one of the most significant is that keeping pace with your competition can be a real struggle. However, that doesn't mean that you have to resign yourself to being left behind. One of the best ways to try and keep up is to keep your home business at the forefront of modern technology. With that in mind, here are some technological innovations that can help your home business stay on top.

Security

You might think that security is never really going to be a major issue for a lot of home businesses. However, the mistake with that line of thinking is that you're forgetting just how much of your business takes place on the internet and just how vulnerable that can leave you and your customers. If you're not taking all of the right online security precautions you could be putting your business and your customers at a huge amount of unnecessary risk from fraud and cybercrime. Luckily there are plenty of services out there to help with that. From simple things like firewalls and anti-virus software to being able to utilize the power of Netverify on your Android device in order to reduce the chance of things like fraud. By themselves, these might seem like small additions to your business, but they can end up making a huge difference further down the line.

Social media

One of the most amazing things about social media is that way in which it has democratized a lot of the way that businesses market themselves. For the longest time, if you wanted to market your business then you needed to be able to afford things like TV spots, billboards, or other physical media. However, social media allows you to connect with customers on a far more global scale than ever before without costing you a single penny. Of course, that doesn't mean that it's going to be easy and building a strong social media presence is a challenge all on its own, but it really can allow you to stand toe to toe with big companies when it comes to engaging directly with customers online.

Remote networking

This might sound like a strange and complicated phrase, but don't worry. All it means that is that, when running an online business from home, you now have the opportunity to network in exactly the same way you would if you were attending things like trade shows. Sure, stands and trade shows can be expensive, but sites like Twitter and LinkedIn allow you to connect and network with customers, investors, and other businesses from the comfort of your own home without having to worry about spending huge amounts of money.

Mobile devices

The smartphone and tablet revolution is perhaps one of the most significant innovations in the modern world since the dawn of the internet. For the longest time, if you were working from home you had to be sitting at a computer. Now, you can interact with customers, talk to investors, track your business's progress, and even network with other professionals from just about anywhere in the world. Having a mobile device like a smartphone, Apple Watch, or a tablet that is dedicated to your business means that you're never more than a moment away from being able to deal with any issue that crops up, even when you're away from the computer.

Of course, just because you're using these kinds of innovations doesn't inherently mean that your home business is going to be a success. The truth is that running any business is always going to involve a lot of different challenges and you need to be willing to rise to those challenges at every possible opportunity. It can often be incredibly difficult and even borderline exhausting. However, if you find that running a business from home is what you really want to do, it can still be one of the most fulfilling careers in the world.

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