So, I've been traveling a lot lately. And that means going through security at the airport. Again.
I take out all my liquids and put them in a plastic bag, which goes in the grey plastic bin.....which then rolls through the conveyer belt and goes through the x-ray machine.
I usually leave my rescue inhaler and Epi Pen (I'm allergic to seafood) in my purse, and send that through the x-ray machine. This time, I stuck my daily maintenance inhaler in my purse too, because I don't like to pack it in my luggage. It would be my luck that it would get lost....
So I had a LOT of medicine in my purse this time!! I always worry that the TSA agents will pull me over and search me because I have an Epi Pen. I mean, for a while you couldn't even carry fingernail clippers on the airplane, and I am carrying something that has a needle in it!
This time, I went through security, and was waved over to the side. (I did get a quick pat down, but nothing too bad.) And then I turned to get my luggage.......but it wasn't at the end of the conveyer belt. Hhhmmmm, that's weird! The TSA agent was still looking at my purse through the x-ray machine, then he was looking at me. I smiled, and reached over and grabbed my carry on. He must have decided that I didn't look too suspicious, because he let my purse go through.
I wonder how many Epi Pens they see a day? He must have thought it was okay because I had two inhalers with it too. Who knows? The guy probably felt bad for me! Maybe he thought, "I'm glad I don't have food allergies and asthma!"
Has anyone else had any interesting stories about traveling with inhalers and Epi Pens? Have the TSA ever given you a hassle about carrying and Epi Pen or inhaler on the plane?
You know, I can never go anywhere without those. With my luck, it would be the ONE time I didn't have my inhaler or Epi Pen with me, and I would need it.
The joys of having allergies and asthma......