Rheumatoid ArthritisTravel

8 Tips for Traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Travelers walking with their luggage.

Adjust your medication schedule

Have an emergency travel kit

Pack medication in a carry-on bag

Carry supporting documents

Store medication in the proper place

Manage infectious risk

If you are driving a car

If you are a passenger

Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW


Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.