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Tony McGuire
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   Posted 4/20/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Subject terms were only thing I remember about the post. Other than that it was fairly recent, and I believe Angel 8 was talking about adding some information to her medicalert record.

Anyone able to help me find it?
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skeye
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   Posted 4/20/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
"Anyone on methadone needs to make sure they carry with them some type of alert to notify EMT's ER staff,etc, that NO NARCAN is to be used! Alot of times under duress a EMT if not knowing what has happened will have to assume that an overdose has occured if the patient is not concsious and cannot describe what is happening and will administer narcan and can cause some serious stuff to occur. It can lead to seizures,convulsions and even be fatal. All those folks at the methadone clinics are given a wallet card to carry and a sticker for their vehicle to alert medical persons they should not use Narcan,sub-x,stadol,or numorphon. Recall that from my post re:the Opana?"

as well as

"1st Pam putting the info in your wallet is a must do! If ever your picked up by an ambulance and not yourself and they see your meds in your purse the very 1st thing they are likely to do is narcan you. I am not saying this is the wrong thing to do as risking someones life over overdosing versus something else isnt worth not doing. They can pull you back from the horrific effects that narcan causes in a opiate tolerant person fast with only a shot of morhine but if they linger more then a few minutes in a dying overdosed person all is lost."

Tony, it is on the methadone thread, second page (in two separate posts by angel).

Skeye

Tony McGuire
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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, except I was specifically looking for the stated reference to 'medicalert', rather than narcan.

I thought I had looked at the post you mention for the term 'medicalert', but I'll look again.
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Tony McGuire
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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
You are right.

But it was **from** Pamela Neckpain rather than Angel8.

Thank you very much, Skeye.
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skeye
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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it mentions it. What I copied refers to WHY you should have such information.

Skeye

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Tony, Just go to www.medicalert.com
I have a medic alert bracelet as does my daughter, you can also let them know
if you have advance directives (living will)..........
I think a medic alert is very important for everyone to carry, mine is basically for my allergy to
Erythromycin antibotic.........
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Tony McGuire
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   Posted 4/20/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Chartreux. Yes, my purpose was in purchasing from them.

They had asked during the purchase who referred them and I hadn't remembered who had mentioned it and got me to thinking about buying a necklace. Unfortunately, at that point I couldn't give the referral to anyone (for their credit). But it made me angry that I couldn't remember who had mentioned it, nor could I find it to try and talk the person on the phone into giving our person credit for causing the referral. Angry enough that I had to find out who it was.

Particularly once I found out it meant $20 in credit to whoever sent me.

Overall, it wouldn't have helped since not everyone uses a real name here.

Thank you, regardless, for your assistance in finding this.
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angel8
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   Posted 4/21/2009 2:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Tony for the thought but as they said Pamela mentioned something about getting one or hers and I added the info concerning Narcan and other opiate antagonists.

Appreciate your trying to save me a buck though and I am sure Pamela would have as well.


Chartreux
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   Posted 4/21/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Awe Tony, that was so nice of you to try to give the person the credit!
I get leary of giving my real name out as, i've gotten spammers and
other junk from it....
I'm sure the other person would just be simply Thanked, when you get your
medic alert.........
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Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 4/21/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor gave me a wallet card for the suboxone I take, cause it says that if I ever get hurt really bad that they are to try everything including General Ans. to help the pain cause the Suboxone blocks all narcotics, and if I do need narcotics that they have to give me a much much higher dose and to be monitered, and that overdose on Suboxone is very rare and that narcan to reverse it will have little to no effect, it worries me if I'm ever in a huge accident cause some ER doctors are so stupid that they will not listen anyways, so I told my best friend and my parents to tell the ER doctor if I'm ever hurt and cant advocate for myself. And I also bought a bracelet but it's not from medicalert, its from some other company and its bright pink and you can take off the brcelet part and put it on your shoes through the shoelaces, but I have it tied to my purse right now, and the bracelet was only $12 so that was a good price, and it opens and their's piece of paper folded in it that you write all your info on, and the bracet has that little sign on it so they know it's a medical alert. I always makesure I have it on me, cause Suboxone is not something to be played around with, and cause theirs no doctor's in my town that prescribe it, so about 80% of doctors here never even heard of it, I even had this one doctor think I was making it up, and she kept telling me that their was no such thing, made me so angry.

-hellokitty
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