rnch saidjeeez, R V, what a heart-rendering experience!
Yeah, it was not long after that shoe bomber incident over the Atlantic, and that airport still had US Army soldiers there in uniform. I had locked and loaded M-16 rifles pointing at me!
They were about to begin strip searching me in a secure room (about the only possible good that might have come out of the affair), when a security guard came up with my nitro tablet bottle, that I'd placed in one of those grey plastic tubs to pass my things through the X-ray scanner. Apparently this is a known issue with medical nitro, and everyone finally relaxed, and after they confirmed it really was my prescription, I was released. Even made my flight.
I would characterize my treatment as "harsh" but not personally or unnecessarily abusive or injurious, the main issue for me the emotional shock of it all. Did make me realize it's a good idea to carry verification for all your prescription meds with you, however, another little travel hassle we now have.