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LynelleH Click to EMail LynelleHClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Nov-30-05, 03:50 PM (CMT)
"Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
I wore a medical alert bracelet when I was taking nardil (per doctor's orders).

I am no longer taking nardil, but I am taking neurontin. The label on the rx bottle says to wear the equivalent of the medic alert bracelet.

Does anyone else wear one for neurontin?

I would also list some other important meds like atacand and requip.

Any thoughts?


Lynelle

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RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, sooz, Nov-30-05, (1)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, TeriRobert, Nov-30-05, (2)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, lesherb1, Nov-30-05, (3)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, TeriRobert, Nov-30-05, (4)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, pillpopper, Nov-30-05, (5)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, moogle77, Dec-01-05, (6)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, LynelleH, Dec-01-05, (7)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, sooz, Dec-01-05, (8)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, clover, Dec-01-05, (9)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, TeriRobert, Dec-02-05, (10)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, clover, Dec-02-05, (12)
RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry, TeriRobert, Dec-02-05, (13)
OT: Can't post new message, TeriRobert, Dec-02-05, (11)
Med ID bracelets, charmed quark, Dec-02-05, (14)

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sooz Click to EMail soozClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Nov-30-05, 05:02 PM (CMT)
1. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
Lynelle-
I started wearing one when I was on neurontin. I no longer take neurontin but continue to wear it and keep a card with my meds in my wallet.

My reasoning is this...I take so many medications and in an emergency that would be good for a med person to know. Mine also has my husband's contact info on it in case of an emergency.

It gives both my husband and I peace of mind.

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TeriRobert Click to EMail TeriRobertClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Nov-30-05, 05:54 PM (CMT)
2. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
I always wear my MedicAlert bracelet. One reason I went with MedicAlert as opposed to a different kind is that you can either call or go online to update your meds and other info. Emergeny personnel only has to call the number on the bracelet to get my current info. I may never need it, but feel better knowing it's there.

Teri Robert
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lesherb1 Click to EMail lesherb1Click to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Nov-30-05, 07:23 PM (CMT)
3. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
How much do the bracelet and the telephone service cost?

Łeslie

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TeriRobert Click to EMail TeriRobertClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Nov-30-05, 07:27 PM (CMT)
4. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
The bracelets have a really wide range of prices depending on what they're made of. I think membership is $35.00 the first year. It's $20/year renewal. http://www.medicalert.org.

Teri Robert
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pillpopper Click to EMail pillpopperClick to check IP address of the poster Nov-30-05, 10:52 PM (CMT)
5. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
i take Neurontin but i don't wear a braclet. Should i ?
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moogle77 Click to EMail moogle77Click to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-01-05, 02:42 AM (CMT)
6. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
I wear a MedicAlert braclet because of my many allergies, but I didn't start wearing it until after I was diagnosed with migraines.

As already said, due to all the meds I take, the peace of mind is worth every penny!

Plus, they have really cool and nice looking bracelets to choose from.

Here is a link to MedicAlert if you are interested in getting one for yourself: http://www.medicalert.org/home/Homegradient.aspx

Hugs,
Tracy
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LynelleH Click to EMail LynelleHClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-01-05, 10:19 AM (CMT)
7. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
Tracy, thanks for the link.

You're right about their styles. They now have beaded ones. So hip.

I'm thinking of ordering a beaded one instead of a traditional one.

http://www.medicalert.org/Home/HomeCatalog.aspx?Catalog=Standard

RE: should you wear one for neurontin use?

From the site "drugdigest.org" comes this info:

"Wear a Medic Alert bracelet or necklace if you are taking gabapentin for seizures. Carry an identification card with information about your condition, medications, and prescriber or health care professional.

You should contact your prescriber or health care professional if your seizures get worse or if you have any new types of seizures.

Do not stop taking gabapentin or any of your seizure medicines unless instructed by your prescriber or health care professional. Stopping your medicine suddenly can increase your seizures or their severity."

and

"If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking gabapentin."

Lynelle

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sooz Click to EMail soozClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-01-05, 01:44 PM (CMT)
8. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
I got mine online from HAH Originals. They also have lots to choose from. just as an example, mine says:
(Front)
Name (First, Last)
Multiple Meds
See wallet card
(Back)
Contact husband
Name
work phone
cell phone

Then I keep an updated card in my wallet with meds and contact info with multiple emergency contacts. The about.com bipolar site gives multiple examples of things to write.

I have to say that this does give me peace of mind and really makes my husband more comfortable.

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clover Click to EMail cloverClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-01-05, 04:22 PM (CMT)
9. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
Beaded bracelets and necklaces are also at http://www.beadin-beagle.com/medical.htm.

Teri, is it the medic alert E-key that you're talking about? If you are, what do you think of it? Sorry if I'm asking about something you already wrote. I'm not thinking much today.)

I don't wear a bracelet, but know it's a good idea. Maybe if I get them in a whole bunch of colors I can always coordinate with my clothes.

Kerrie

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TeriRobert Click to EMail TeriRobertClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-02-05, 11:27 AM (CMT)
10. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
Hi, Kerrie,

I have the E-HealthKEY, but I still wear my MedicAlert bracelet. The E-HealthKEY is meant to supplement the ID since you wear your ID at all times, but not many people would wear the E-HealthKey. The E-HealthKey is wonderful though. My doctor loves it and I'm sure it will be great in the event of needing to go to any kind of new specialist. You can sync it with the data you have in the MedicAlert database and store other medical records on it, even digital images from x-rays, MRI's, etc. The little program that it installs on your home computer will also do reminders for doctor appointments, prescription refills, etc. If anyone is interested, here's my review of the E-HealthKEY: http://headaches.about.com/od/productreviews/gr/ehealthkey.htm

Teri Robert
Migraineur, writer, patient advocate
HelpForHeadaches.com
About Headaches and Migraine
teri@helpforheadaches.com

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clover Click to EMail cloverClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-02-05, 01:40 PM (CMT)
12. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
Thanks, Teri. I found a simple silver bracelet on Beadin' Beagle that I like, but with my drugs always changing, it makes sense to carry a thumb drive too. I'm just afraid that the doc wouldn't know how to use it!

Kerrie
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TeriRobert Click to EMail TeriRobertClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-02-05, 01:50 PM (CMT)
13. "RE: Medical ID bracelets, jewelry"
Kerrie,

That's exactly why I go with MedicAlert -- I have too many meds to list on a bracelet, and I can update as often as I want in the MedicAlert database. Then, emergency personnel only have to make a phone call. That, I think all of them know how to do. <g> The thumb drive is a bit new, and it's a good point that people still have to learn about them.

Teri Robert
Migraineur, writer, patient advocate
HelpForHeadaches.com
About Headaches and Migraine
teri@helpforheadaches.com

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TeriRobert Click to EMail TeriRobertClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-02-05, 11:33 AM (CMT)
11. "OT: Can't post new message"
I can reply to threads, but can't start a new one. I get this error message every time I try:
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Thank you.

This happens with both IE and Netscape I don't have Ronda's email address. Would someone who does please let her know?

Thanks!
Teri Robert
Migraineur, writer, patient advocate
HelpForHeadaches.com
About Headaches and Migraine
teri@helpforheadaches.com

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charmed quark Click to EMail charmed quarkClick to check IP address of the poster Dec-02-05, 04:02 PM (CMT)
14. "Med ID bracelets"
Anybody know of a bracelet where, instead of being engraved, you can simple insert a writen set of information inside?
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