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Can someone send me prescription drugs from America by DHL or regular mail?

Just a small box of beta blockers. Would I get in trouble somehow?
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Old 16.04.2018, 22:38
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Re: Can someone send me prescription drugs from America by DHL or regular mail?

Why not go to your family physician here and get a prescription- or a cardiologist. If you need Beta Blockers you really should be followed up regulalry.
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Old 16.04.2018, 22:48
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Just a small box of beta blockers. Would I get in trouble somehow?
Yes. Not sure how much trouble, but it could be classed as smuggling drugs.
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Old 16.04.2018, 22:51
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Yes. Not sure how much trouble, but it could be classed as smuggling drugs.
Less than a 30 day supply, you normally will get away with it.

More, and you will be in trouble.

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Re: Can someone send me prescription drugs from America by DHL or regular mail?

Actually I don't have heart issues, I just use these pills very seldom when I have a presentation to avoid tremor caused by my big anxiety problems. So I don't have a prescription... Will I be able to get it delivered? What's better DHL or regular post?

It would certainly be a 'month supply' or less.
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Old 17.04.2018, 21:22
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Actually I don't have heart issues, I just use these pills very seldom when I have a presentation to avoid tremor caused by my big anxiety problems. So I don't have a prescription... Will I be able to get it delivered? What's better DHL or regular post?

It would certainly be a 'month supply' or less.
So why not go to your doctor and explain that you suffer from chronic nervousness in some situations? S/he will probably prescribe you the pills or something more suitable. It would be a lot less hassle and entirely risk-free.
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Old 17.04.2018, 21:49
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So why not go to your doctor and explain that you suffer from chronic nervousness in some situations? S/he will probably prescribe you the pills or something more suitable.
Beta blockers are not approved for use in treatment of anxiety, so it would be unlikely you'd find a doctor willing to prescribe them for that use here. In the US they're sometimes prescribed "off-label" which is presumably why the OP wants to get them from there.

Of course, other treatments for the anxiety may be appropriate, but that's not the question here.
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Beta blockers are not approved for use in treatment of anxiety, so it would be unlikely you'd find a doctor willing to prescribe them for that use here. In the US they're sometimes prescribed "off-label" which is presumably why the OP wants to get them from there.

Of course, other treatments for the anxiety may be appropriate, but that's not the question here.
OK, fair enough, I shouldn't be surprised that they're not prescribed for anxiety as it's not their main purpose, and there may be side effects. But I still think it's a reasonable suggestion to consult a doc if the alternative is importing some (probably) illegally. There must be a safe and legal alternative for chronic anxiety that would do a similar job?
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Re: Can someone send me prescription drugs from America by DHL or regular mail?

I did received some drugs posted to me from my home country. Haven't had any problems on Swiss side...
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There must be a safe and legal alternative for chronic anxiety that would do a similar job?
Not as far as I can see. The OP seems to be suffering from performance anxiety, and the beta blockers can be used simply to calm the symptoms.

There's a good summary here.

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Beta blockers—including drugs such as propranolol (Inderal) and atenolol (Tenormin)—are a type of medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. However, they are also prescribed off-label for anxiety. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of norepinephrine, a stress hormone involved in the fight-or-flight response. This helps control the physical symptoms of anxiety such as rapid heart rate, a trembling voice, sweating, dizziness, and shaky hands.

Because beta blockers don’t affect the emotional symptoms of anxiety such as worry, they’re most helpful for phobias, particularly social phobia and performance anxiety. If you’re anticipating a specific anxiety-producing situation (such as giving a speech), taking a beta blocker in advance can help reduce your “nerves.”
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Re: Can someone send me prescription drugs from America by DHL or regular mail?

For some people, beta blockers do work to calm without sedation, especially people with performance anxiety.

I took Inderal many years ago to deal with stage fright or performance anxiety - I used to have a horrible time making presentations. This was in the late ‘80’s early ‘90’s. It helped me enormously and eventually I no longer needed them. I had about 30 and never finished the bottle.

Two options. Have you used these meds in the past with success? If yes, then you can try your GP and see if he/she will write a prescription. Do you have documentation from a prior doc in the US?

Alternatively, if it’s less than a month’s worth, you can try to have them shipped. Label as “medication for personal use”. I can’t guarantee it will work, but a
month’s worth might be ok.

Can’t advise on the mail. DHL might be faster and easier to track. Good luck! I know how much it sucks to give presentations......for me, it got better eventually. You do need to be careful that the beta blocker does not make you too flat.....a little hyperness is a good thing.

Oh, and the purpose is to alleviate situational anxiety, not chronic.
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Re: Can someone send me prescription drugs from America by DHL or regular mail?

Well, the post office refused to do the shipping at my home country. And DHL price is ridiculous (14 times the price of the pills, to be exact).

I guess I'll have to make an appointment only for this... How come it is so complicated? My mother bought them in my country at a random drugstore with no prescription at all...
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Well, the post office refused to do the shipping at my home country. And DHL price is ridiculous (14 times the price of the pills, to be exact).

I guess I'll have to make an appointment only for this... How come it is so complicated? My mother bought them in my country at a random drugstore with no prescription at all...
It’s complicated because it is requires a doctor’s prescription. I am surprised your mom could get them without prescription. If you can explain what you need them for and that they have worked in the past, hopefully the doc here will write you a script for a few.
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I guess I'll have to make an appointment only for this... How come it is so complicated? My mother bought them in my country at a random drugstore with no prescription at all...
The pharmacist has the authority to dispense without a prescription. You can try a pharmacy near you (or two, or three), explain your situation, and see how far you get.
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Re: Can someone send me prescription drugs from America by DHL or regular mail?

You could maybe have your US doc prescription faxed to a pharmacy here.

Have you checked Fedex prices?
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