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    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone has been advised to wear a medical ID bracelet or has decided on their own to wear one. Is it a good idea?

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    Hi there,

    Welcome to WHL! I think several people here wear one and one even got a tatoo. At the very least you should always keep a list of meds in your purse because so many of our meds can cause issues with other meds.

    I look forward to getting to know you and, once again, welcome to our WHL family!
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    Thanks so much, tgal, for the warm welcome.
    It feels good knowing I'm not the only one out there going through all of this.
    The familiar stories I am reading here are encouraging and comforting.
    Thanks to all.

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    i recently had to have emergency medical treatment.
    this treatment included surgery.

    i have a list of medication in my wallet.

    it made a dramatic difference to my medical staff.
    it was copied by several different sections in the hospital.
    they used different procedures and medications because of my lupus.

    i reccommend some form of notification.
    a medical alert bracelet is 1 option.

    a very good option.

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    Thanks, Steve, that's encouraging.

    I ordered one but felt a little silly when it came. Like, do I really need this?

    But my original thinking when I ordered it was: what if I have a seizure or something happens with my kidneys or my heart and I'm unconscious? I would appear to medical professionals to be a normal, healthy looking young woman. But having 'lupus' and the medications I am taking on the bracelet would give them an idea of where to look first.
    Not to mention the medications... so many drug interactions...

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    Hi Mel.
    Welcome to WHL. I was strongly urged to get one by my doc a few years ago when I was planning an overseas trip. I've been wearing it ever since, and I've had another overseas trip since then. I keep my medical ID bracelet with my watch, and now it's just second nature - I slip the watch and the bracelet on just before I walk out the door.
    P.S. I have a scar on my arm from a muscle biopsy. My students loved it! They tried to convince me to tell the upcoming class of freshmen that I got it from breaking up a gang fight in the cafeteria! (yeah, I taught in a tough school!)
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    I was thinking medic alert bracelets and when looking at them I couldn't find one that would take all the info. Can anyone give suggestions do I just put conditions or medications? Or what? I can carry a list in my bag but bracelet will warn them to look for more info. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
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    Des',
    This is what I did, I got the "regular" style bracelet with my name, my condition and that I didn't have any allergies, then I wrote "see charms for current medications" since they will probably change at times.

    Then, I purchased charms bracelet (with out the chain) each one with the meds I am on, how much/frequency. If I ever have to change meds I can just change the charms.

    I purchased them through http://www.americanmedical-id.com

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    So basically it looks like this...

    IMG_1.jpgIMG_2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelanelloPea View Post
    So basically it looks like this...

    IMG_1.jpgIMG_2.jpg
    This is a great idea but if you don't want something so bulky just get the regular bracelet with Lupus/Allergies. You can add "see wallet/billfold for meds list."
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