I'm trying to find out what prescription drugs we can take to Corfu, I remember Codeine being an issue. I am currently dealing with gallstones and awaiting an operation for my gall bladder out which is an 18 weeks wait ish. So I'm trying to minimise an attack while over there as it now looks like I won't get the surgery before my holiday which I am really gutted about as I'm on a very low fat diet to stop a flare up occurring, I'm also thinking of taking a couple of courses of antibiotics with me just in case but I'm trying to make sure I won't have an issue in taking them.
Thanks for any advice anyone can give
Message posted by SusieH on 03áMarchá2011 at 6:57pm - IP Logged
As far as I know, so long as you have a copy of your repeat prescriptions and or a letter from your doctor there is not a problem with any prescribed drugs. Any drugs should be kept in the original packaging showing who they were prescribed to
Codeine is an issue but not if it is on prescription from a doctor.
Taking antibiotics will not be a problem either
One thing I would suggest is you check with your travel insurance that you are covered in case you have an acute attack, normally so long as you tell them and your doc confirms you are fit to travel you will be OK.
You should be OK for food while in Greece though LOL Just think of all that lovely stuff off the grill!!!
Thanks for the info. I am going to have to contact the insurance company just in case I end up needing IV antibiotics again. I am looking forward to the food but I am aware that some of the dishes have a bit of fat in them so I will have to watch what I'm eating as currently I'm only eating fish, chicken, pasta, fruit and veg (no red meat) as everything is giving me pain I'm fed up of it to be honest.
Message posted by brucelin1949 on 03áMarchá2011 at 7:29pm - IP Logged
Try taking Gaviscon with you as well, I had my gall bladder removed some years ago also and I know how painful it can be and I found Gaviscon really helped, although gross to take I drank bottles of it.
Message posted by julesx2 on 03áMarchá2011 at 7:41pm - IP Logged
Hi jules..I had trouble with my gall bladder a few years ago (the deepest sympathy..its very painfull) we went to Corfu for a week 2 weeks before my operation date and there was no problem with travel insurance, they did load the price a wee bit but you have to answer all the right questions i.e are you waiting for surgery..and it was all fine..BUT there was a problem with the next holiday as it has to be more than (I believe) 6 weeks after the surgery had been done before they would insure any complications due to the surgery! i.e they insure everything else about you but if you say got an infection 4 weeks after surgery they wouldnt cover me!! Are you confused now..so am I..good luck with the op, I must say when I had mine out I was THE most relieved person in the world knowing it would never hurt again..my biggest fear was having an attack whilst on the plane and doing some spectacular rolling around in the isle so basically I ate NOTHING about 6 hours before flying just to make sure..ha ha..julesxx
Thanks for the info Jules I'm flying early morning so won't eat anything late in the evening before. How did you get on with the food while you were over there as at the moment I feel like a rabbit I've only just added chicken and eggs to my diet and I'm struggling with pain again so that's not a good start at all?
Message posted by julesx2 on 03áMarchá2011 at 8:07pm - IP Logged
In a word jules "Difficult" you know what Corfu food is like. I wanted to eat everything as normal, in the end I was just as sensible as possible and would only eat grilled chicken, salads and the like. It was sooo tempting just to tuck in but didnt want the agony of a visit from the gall devil, sometimes here I would end up in a and e on morphine it was so bad so I was very cautious. Dont be put off though we had a lovely holiday and most of the tavernas will be delighted to cook you some plain grilled chicken if you explain the problem..have fun and dont worry..on the good side since mine came out I have lost about 1 1/2 stone without even dieting!!!...julesxxx
Yeah I'm looking forward to the side effects once its out lol I've already lost 6 stones so will be a bonus. I am very careful at the moment as you say you will do anything to minimise the risk of pain returning. I spent 4 days in hospital 2 weeks ago as I was badly inflamed so had a fluid only diet and 4 days on iv antibiotics
As a nervous flyer my doctor used to give me Diazepam on prescription. He (doc) will no longer give them to me as they are classed as a banned drug in some countries. I will have to overcome my fears as I won't give up my holidays to Kassiopi. Best wishes jules, I hope all goes well.
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