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Old 15-11-2013, 06:38   #16
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Re: Pain Meds in the Bahamas

Normal everyday drugs (ie: Blood pressure drugs ) are easy to get all over the world. But you have to be careful because some of the drugs are counterfeited and sold as real. The brands we have in the US are sold under different names in Europe and it's best to see a local dr to refill those drugs. Less problems getting them filled. Cost was another problem. If sent from the US it became very costly. Cheaper to get a local dr and local meds. A letter from your dr explaining your health issues and what meds your on is quite helpful. This letter should be translated in Spanish and French.
But, narcotics is another story! After many attempts to get his drugs locally as we sailed, we found it much easier but costly to just fly him back home and get his 90 day prescription. One other thing, if you do fly back, when returning make sure you check in your bags with your drugs in the bags. X-rays can't tell the difference between normal drugs and narcotics. If inspected, the techs really didn't know the difference and as long as the prescription was in your name, no problem. Any way you look at it, traveling with a handicapped person is hard and at times very expensive. But the reality of it is that the handicapped person has a glow about them and that's wonderful and worth the trouble.
s/v "The Lady Margaret Ann"

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