Medical Bracelet?

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kronstoolong
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   Posted 8/17/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
By looking at my meds. below, can you give me your opinion on whether or not I should wear a medical bracelet or necklace.  I had a pharamacist ask me if I owned one, so I was just wondering what you all thought.  Thanks-hope everyone is feeling as well as possible.
Dawn
 
31 Years Old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 17.
Diagnosed with RA or severe joint inflammation due to CD.
Hypothyroid, GERD.
 
Currently taking Leucovorin, Levoxyl, Humira, Methotrexate and Vicodin.
 
In the past have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Remicade, Imuran, Plaquenil and I am sure many, many more.


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/17/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
people with CD should have a med alert bracelet at least saying ( which mine does) I have a med condition check wallet card. The walet card lists my CD and astmas as well as my meds, DRs and meds & allergies
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 8/18/2007 2:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I belong to medic alert. I think its a good thing to have.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


karasmommy
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   Posted 8/18/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes - I would definitely have one, I have both Crohn's and Lupus and both my GI &
Rheumy insisted on me having one, especially since some of the meds I take can not be mixed with other meds without a disasterous results and I have medication allergies.

Mine lists that I have Crohn's and Lupus and that I carry a med card in my wallet with the meds listed on it - also it has the 1-800 number that they can call anytime and they will give them my meds and also the medication allergies that I have.

My bracelet came in handy the last ambulance trip/hospital trip I took, I was basically passed out and couldn't tell them what meds I was on and my hubby was following in the car.  As soon as they saw the bracelet they we able know my conditions and also the nurses were able to call the number to get my meds and allergies, it was good becuase I was having a Crohn's attack which was thought to be an obstruction and I was in pain, which they normally give you morphine for, but I am allergic to morphine so they couldn't give it to me.  Of course all this was done before my hubby got there and he can't remember what I take and what I am allergic to - especially when there are situations like that. So yes, I truly believe in them.

 

 



Ellen
Diagnosed with Lupus - April 2002
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease - January 2003 (problems since early 1990)
Fibromyalgia 2005 
Meds:  Flexeril 10mg as needed, Plaquenil 200mg, Probiotics, Multi-vitamin, fish oil, Cal/Mag Supplement
Off Immuran as of April 1st and doing well!!
 

Post Edited (karasmommy) : 8/18/2007 1:56:15 PM (GMT-6)


karendee
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   Posted 8/18/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have one that says Check Wallet card. This way I can update my card when I want to.
karen

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also taking Multivitamins, B Vitamis, Biotin, and Extra Folic Acid. (might add more when I do more research)


kronstoolong
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 8/18/2007 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your responses...looks like I better get one.  That's a good idea to have one that says to look at a card that way you can update it without getting a new bracelet.


Dawn
 
31 Years Old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 17.
Diagnosed with RA or severe joint inflammation due to CD.
Hypothyroid, GERD.
 
Currently taking Leucovorin, Levoxyl, Humira, Methotrexate, Vitamin D - 50,000 IU per week, Vitamin B12 injections, Lunesta and Vicodin or Percocet as needed.
 
In the past have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Remicade, Imuran, Plaquenil and I am sure many, many more.


crohnie42
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Total Posts : 371
   Posted 8/19/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have had a medic alert bracalet for years. Your info is stored at medic alert , not on the bracelet. You can update your info online at any time
Michele
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks


Lady G
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   Posted 8/19/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the medic alert necklace, it doesnt' say meds, but it does say I have Crohns and a deadly allergy as well and blood type, so they know, and my wallet card to match with my doc numbers and name, I believe I have updated my meds on my card or the site itself so if they contacted medic alert, they would know anything on me they need to. Its probably good to have in some form or another just to keep safe.
26 year old, married. Diagnosed with Crohns at 17, suspected of having for at least a year or so before that.  Alot of Crohns in my family history.  No surgeries yet.  2 bad Flares so far. Taking Entocort.


Mac_Gyver
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Total Posts : 350
   Posted 8/20/2007 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I just ordred one from americanmedical-id.com. Liked the way theres looked over some of the others
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's. Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). Starting HUMIRA 9/10/2007.

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