As some of you may have read in my previous posts, I have PMR and GCA and am currently on 35mg Pred. Back in February - before this illness was diagnosed - I was invited to stay with friends for a holiday in Florida during October/November this year. This was to be my very first visit to America so I was so excited but, with my diagnosis, I really felt that I wouldn't be able to go. Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that, following the excellent advice given by the very knowledgeable members on this forum, I was actually able to go and had a great holiday. I obviously made sure that my doctor was happy for me to travel and also that my travel insurance company were prepared to cover this trip. I took on board all the advice about pacing myself, when and how to cope with the time changes whilst taking my Pred and also making sure I arranged assistance at each airport. For anybody thinking of doing a similar trip, I would say, don't be worried about doing it. I travelled on my own but, with all the necessary preparations made, I had no problems and had a truly wonderful time. I have now been home three days and have even coped very well with the jet lag - all I need now is some of the lovely Florida sunshine ☀️
I hope that this has helped anyone considering travelling - just make sure you do all your homework first and take advice from this forum!!