Mike, I understand totally. I think my meds consume half of my carry-on. Then I also need all my hair products, which take up the other half. I also try to bring an antiibiotic, if I can, and prescription pain meds. Thank God, I have never needed them while out of the country, but I feel safer that way. I also bring a list of the generic names of all my meds, since they are not always called the same things in other countries. Once again, thank God, I have never needed that but would rather be safe than sorry.