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Judith Upchurch

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Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada-Santiago (2017)
Camino Frances (2019)
Need some help/advice...we are on the train traveling to SJPDP and one of our backpacks was stolen feom the train. It contained some prescription meds. Any idea how we can get the U.S prescription filled before we start Camino on Sat, the 24th??
 

David

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Dang - what a rotten start to your Camino. If you have the prescription (if not, email your doctor and get a copy) then it may be possible to buy it in a pharmacy and if not that go to a doctor, show her/him the prescription and get a new one and then get that filled?

Guessing here but it must be doable.

p.s. By the way, I love your attitude .. no moaning, just 'is', and I guess you have already made a list to replace pack and all items in it before you start - good luck out there!!

Don't know if it will help but there is a Decathlon (great quality low price outdoor gear chain - you can completely re-equip easily) very near Biarritz at Anglet - here the link - https://www.decathlon.fr/fr/magasin/magasin-sport-anglet-cote-basque-MS_0070005300053.html
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
First of all, so very sorry for this terrible disturbance. Second, if you can WhatsApp someone at home to talk to your medical people, see if you can have a prescription sent to your accommodation or the SJPP office.
Third: maybe, just maybe, the backpack is just mistakenly in another place??? I am not much of a believer in St Anthony, but I will give him a couple of euro for you!
 

MichaelB10398

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes to SdC, SJPP to SdC
If you have copies of your prescriptions or bottles, go to a pharmacy and see if they will refill off of that. If not, they will tell you how to most quickly they can fill prescriptions and at what cost.

Bad things happen, but I am heartened that you only seek to find solutions. Bon Chemin
 

enjoyingthejourney

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
That is terrible. I think I would check for the nearest hospital/ER and talk to someone there or maybe call the nearest hospital first. And then they can prescribe something according to this in France witch the substance. Depends on what the medication is I guess, maybe you get the same product.
Just a thought. But a physician at home or in France will know.

I also would talk to st. Anthony first. I am a firm believer in him. I will also talk to him :)))
 

linkster

Nunca dejes de creer!
Camino(s) past & future
CF (17) Sarria - Portomarín
CF (17) SJPdP - SdC
CF (18) SJPdP - Fisterra
CP (19) Porto - Muxia
There are many medications available over the counter in Spain that require a prescription in the states. You might just check at the farmacia first.
¡Buena suerte! :D :cool:
 

Ksalud

New Member
Need some help/advice...we are on the train traveling to SJPDP and one of our backpacks was stolen feom the train. It contained some prescription meds. Any idea how we can get the U.S prescription filled before we start Camino on Sat, the 24th??
 

Ksalud

New Member
Need some help/advice...we are on the train traveling to SJPDP and one of our backpacks was stolen feom the train. It contained some prescription meds. Any idea how we can get the U.S prescription filled before we start Camino on Sat, the 24th??
I knew people who forgot their meds and they went to the Farmacia and the farmacidtr
 

Ksalud

New Member
Farmacéutico (had to look that up)
She called the pilgrims farmacía and their Rx was filled for them.
Most pharmacists speak English.
Good Luck and think +++++
 

grayland

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Yes
There are many medications available over the counter in Spain that require a prescription in the states. You might just check at the farmacia first.
¡Buena suerte! :D :cool:
This is very good advice....the first thing you should do do is go to the pharmacy and ask for the medication. Try to look up the generic name if you can....but the pharmacist will be very knowledgeable and can cross check it for you.
Most (non narcotic/ controlled) medications are available without a Rx and at a fraction of the U.S. cost.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
There are many medications available over the counter in Spain that require a prescription in the states. You might just check at the farmacia first.
¡Buena suerte! :D :cool:
Yes Linkster is right
This happened to a friend of mine on the Camino and the farmacia just gave them out (blood pressure medication) over the counter

In fact many people that I know in Ireland....where prescribed medication is very expensive......are able to get almost all of their medication over the counter.... this almost pays for their holiday!!!!
Good lick
Annette
 

TatiLie

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues Variante Espiritual July 2019
Finisterre next!
Yes Linkster is right
This happened to a friend of mine on the Camino and the farmacia just gave them out (blood pressure medication) over the counter

In fact many people that I know in Ireland....where prescribed medication is very expensive......are able to get almost all of their medication over the counter.... this almost pays for their holiday!!!!
Good lick
Annette
That will help me finance my next Camino! Both me and my husband are on blood pressure medication! :D
 

Judith Upchurch

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada-Santiago (2017)
Camino Frances (2019)
Dang - what a rotten start to your Camino. If you have the prescription (if not, email your doctor and get a copy) then it may be possible to buy it in a pharmacy and if not that go to a doctor, show her/him the prescription and get a new one and then get that filled?

Guessing here but it must be doable.
Need some help/advice...we are on the train traveling to SJPDP and one of our backpacks was stolen feom the train. It contained some prescription meds. Any idea how we can get the
Need some help/advice...we are on the train traveling to SJPDP and one of our backpacks was stolen feom the train. It contained some prescription meds. Any idea how we can get the U.S prescription filled before we start Camino on Sat, the 24th??
U.S prescription filled before we start Camino on Sat, the 24th??
Lick a pill??? :D :D :D


PS (I know it's a typo :) )
p.s. By the way, I love your attitude .. no moaning, just 'is', and I guess you have already made a list to replace pack and all items in it before you start - good luck out there!!

Don't know if it will help but there is a Decathlon (great quality low price outdoor gear chain - you can completely re-equip easily) very near Biarritz at Anglet - here the link - https://www.decathlon.fr/fr/magasin/magasin-sport-anglet-cote-basque-MS_0070005300053.html
Need some help/advice...we are on the train traveling to SJPDP and one of our backpacks was stolen feom the train. It contained some prescription meds. Any idea how we can get the U.S prescription filled before we start Camino on Sat, the 24th??
Thank you for the kind words. We were able to get a supply of the medicine from the pharmacy here in SJPDP. Today we are headed out to replace the other items!
 

Judith Upchurch

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada-Santiago (2017)
Camino Frances (2019)
This is very good advice....the first thing you should do do is go to the pharmacy and ask for the medication. Try to look up the generic name if you can....but the pharmacist will be very knowledgeable and can cross check it for you.
Most (non narcotic/ controlled) medications are available without a Rx and at a fraction of the U.S. cost.
Thank you for your kind advice...that is what we did and we were able to purchase some of the medication here in SJPDP.
 

Judith Upchurch

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada-Santiago (2017)
Camino Frances (2019)
Farmacéutico (had to look that up)
She called the pilgrims farmacía and their Rx was filled for them.
Most pharmacists speak English.
Good Luck and think +++++
Good to know the pharmacists speak English!! My limited Spanish does not include medical terms!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
Lick a pill??? :D :D :D


PS (I know it's a typo :) )
Ha ha K1
I did have a good laugh at this
You are far too observant!!
I had to read it again
A "lick" of the pill wouldn't do them much good!!!
 

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