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Do any of you wear medical alert jewelry? Just curious. I'm not even sure what it would say, "fainter", "POTS", etc etc but I was thinking about it because besides people who are close to me, no one has any idea and what if I'm out alone somewhere and something happens.

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I have a medic alert bracelet and necklace I wear. I states heart patient, POTS, and lists my meds. If I did another one I would put my husbands phone # on it. I wear it especially when I'm out by myself or alone with my kids.

Brye

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I've been thinking about getting one and have had nurses and doctors tell me I should I have one. I'm just trying to decide which one to go with and also how on earth to list all of my issues on it! I've heard anyone with drug allergies or on multiple medications should have one. I know I need one because I have a latex allergy in addition to multiple other medication allergies. Then I have a PICC line and for sure in addition to the POTS should list my asthma and probably my GI issues. Honestly I haven't figured out the best way to go about it. No clue how to shorten everything up enough!

Does anyone have one of those medical bracelets that are like flash drives that EMS or the ER can plug into a computer to see all your info? I've kind of been considering something like that so it'd be easy to update and so I could have my endless litany of issues on it. But I question how often they honestly plug those things in or not...

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my docs advised me to wear one but i haven't so far. i've found a website that make real pretty ones but they are quite expensive. i'd like to make one myself (i think we have been talking about this years ago) but haven't started yet though i have almost everything to give it a go (except for the beads hahaha). i'd have my husband's cellphone number, my blood group (i have a rare one) and the meds i can't do without on it.

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I have a usb-disc dog tag that I got on amazon. It has one part that you can engrave and then the disc where you can put full and up to date info. I don't pass out very often, so I never had the chance to see if the EMT's plug it in or not, but if you're unconscious and they find it, then I'm pretty sure they would have to... Anyway, it takes away some added stress, knowing that you won't have to try to explain what's going on when you're borderline conscious, so I'm very happy with it :)

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I have worn one for about 10 years, and I decided to go with MedicAlert brand for the tag and maintenance of records, which I can update online. I make my own bracelets for the tags, and I have instructions on my website on how to make your own. Go to left menu and click "make bracelet"--gives you step by step instructions, with photos of each step, and ideas for where to obtain the materials you'll need.

The bracelet came in very handy when I was in a major car wreck in 2009--the ambulance called the info in and before i arrived in the trauma bay, the hospital already had my list of medication allergies and conditions, and had my gp ON THE PHONE with the supervising physician during my trauma treatment.

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from experience does anyone know if the ambulance guys would look in your wallet automatically if they found one in a state? Im all for carrying a card in the wallet, but no point if they wouldn't look there.

I wouldnt mind wearing a bracelet but havent found a good one for men yet.

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I wear a medical alert bracelet on my wrist, especially if I'm out alone. There's a great place to get them called 'Road ID,' and they're not expensive, come in many colors, and give you a lot of room for data. I have my name, two phone numbers for David (home and cell), my conditions, and doctor's location. They also have ankle bracelets, ids that thread through your shoelaces, necklaces, etc. I've used them before and just got a new one, since my info had changed. If you're a fainter, like I am, it makes me and my husband feel much better for me to have i.d./emergency contact on me. You can fine them on the Internet if you're interested. This is a testimonial that this has worked for me, but I am not trying to solicit business for this company. It's just that so many of us deal with this issue, and I'd like to put what's worked for me out here.

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I also wear a medical bracelet, but mine is to alert paramedics to refrain from giving me any substances that act on my Autonomic Nervous System, Due to my Dysautonomia I am extremely sensitive to all sedatives, opiates, anesthesia, stimulants and if they gave me morphine or ephinephrine for example during an accident it could kill me.

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I wear Care Medical (caremedical.com? or caremed.com?). It has a USB device that you put in computer port (can be used on anyone's computer). The metal portion is protected and warranted to be waterproof. You can purchase them at Walgreens I think but I got mine on-line from its website. You can put in all your information and add information/categories that may not be there. It organizes all your medical info, surgical info, medicines, allergies, doctors and specialists, insurance information, contacts, assistive devices you need and so much more. You can update it on your computer and save it and upload any updates or changes at your leisure. I just love it. It has the medical alert symbol on the top (but if I can't speak for myself--everything is there and organized and able to be printed off by anyone who needs it).

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