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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/10/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
How many people have Medic alert? I also have a medic alert braclet. I think its
important to have. On my braclet I have Crohn's Disease, High Blood pressure and
allergic to penicillin. Also You can update your meds on line with medic alert.
 
teddybear
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
 


Sugarmarie
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   Posted 11/10/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had it since 1996 love the service .
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/10/2007 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree best service.
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
 


Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 11/10/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I have one as well

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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/11/2007 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Bump
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
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/11/2007 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have one as well .....
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thenay
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   Posted 11/11/2007 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm getting Medic alert, only heard good things about it.
Only thing is the item I want is backordered so i'm waiting :)
I like how you can update your med info online.
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 25mg, Imuran 75mg (eventually 150mg I was told), Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat and Restoril 30mg for the sleepless nights (thanks Pred!)


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/11/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Truely the best service. I can always update my medical.
TBW
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
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/12/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Bump
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
 


bektold
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   Posted 11/12/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm considering it.  The problem is, I have metal allergies.  The bracelet will give me a rash on the inside of my wrist and the necklace will give me a rash all around my neck, unless I get 14k or better gold.  And the gold ones are $400+ to $700+.  That's way more than I'm willing to spend.
 
I might try the 10k filled and hope for the best.  I looked at the sport bands, but I'm sorry.  Those things were just fugly.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 11/12/2007 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
hmmmm bek could you get a chain cheaper elsewhere and just get the charm through them? Just an idea. Maybe put it on your keychain?? I dont feel I need one yet but if I did thats probably the way I'd go.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/13/2007 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi bektold, Medic alert also has to diffrent dog tags. like the military uses.
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
 


Sniper
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   Posted 11/13/2007 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine just says medical card in wallet. I keep a card there with doctors, meds , illness's and info that would help if I could not talk. Now ladies, this is not a put down but if you carry a card in your purse, please make it visible. I have seen women dig through a purse looking for a ringing cell phone , and not find it.
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Sugarmarie
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   Posted 11/13/2007 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
bektold said...
I'm considering it. The problem is, I have metal allergies. The bracelet will give me a rash on the inside of my wrist and the necklace will give me a rash all around my neck, unless I get 14k or better gold. And the gold ones are $400+ to $700+. That's way more than I'm willing to spend.


I might try the 10k filled and hope for the best. I looked at the sport bands, but I'm sorry. Those things were just fugly.


the bracelets are stainless that should be ok for you to wear. If you can use a fork to eat and not get sick then stainless will work for you. I have the stainless bracelet its only 9.99 my last one lasted 11 years I just got a new one.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/14/2007 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
My braclet is stainless steal and I have no problems with it.
teddybear
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
 


bektold
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   Posted 11/14/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
On sensitive parts of my body, like the inside of my wrist, my ear lobes, or around my neck, I can't wear stainless steel, surgical steel, or silver.  Only gold.  Sometimes I get a rash on my belly from the button on my jeans!  Sometime I can get away with it if I only wear something for an hour or two, and I can get away with it for longer in the winter, when there's less moisture on my skin.  But if I sweat even a little bit I get a rash.  I gave up wearing watches years ago.  It's too hard to find an all plastic band without the ugly velcro sports band, and when you do find them they break too easily.  If I get a Medic alert bracelet or necklace, I'll need to wear it all the time, or what's the point? 
 
I downloaded the catalog, and they had a couple of options with a stainless steel medallion and a bracelet of glass beads.  That might be an option for me.  As long as I keep the metal part on the back of my wrist I should be OK.

Zanne
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   Posted 11/14/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I had stopped wearing my braclet but I got spoken to the other day by my doctor so I put it back on. :-)
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Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/15/2007 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi bektold, You can get a wallet card. I got that when I joined medic alert. Since you can't wear
an type of there jewlery. The gold is expensive.
teddybear
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
 


rkilcher25
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   Posted 11/15/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
how do you get one.  do you have to get it from your doc or order it online.  When i googled medic alert bracelet and went to the website, i didn't see one for crohn's.

26 years old
dx with crohn's at 23
Fistula seton surgery 2006
Advancment Rectal Flap surgery 2007
Fisula seton surgery 2007
 
 


Sugarmarie
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   Posted 11/15/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
http://www.medicalert.com/home/Homegradient.aspx


you dont get one that says crohns you have it made to your specification saying crohns or whatever you have .go to link above, you can call the 1800 number and they can help you order over the phone and help you decide what you should put on the medal and what will fit on it. There are so many price levels for the jewelry as i said before I wear the stainless bracelet 9.99 then its like 15 dollars a year cant remember for membership you can update your info as much as you like. You will get a card for your wallet and a sticker for your windshield alerting first responders that you are a member .
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


Krysta
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   Posted 11/15/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have one. I have so many issues though, it wouldn't all fit on the back of it. So I bought the health USB key chain along with the bracelet! It's really cool! You just plug it into a USB port and it has you fill in ALL your medical information, including all the medication you are on, etc. I also have the wallet card. That comes with every membership. I joined online. Didn't take long to receive everything in the mail either.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
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granna
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay folks, as a newbie to crohns, just how imp. is the medic alert?? The only meds I'm on right now is prednisone, imuran, sythroid and premrin, besides cal-trate and vitamin. Is this something I should really consider at this point???? I will keep the web site tho, my dau. has a seizure disorder, she prob. really needs one huh????? granna

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/16/2007 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi granna, I think it is very important that your daughter gets one. Since she has seizure disorder.
The braclet is helpful incase you need an ambulance they call the phone number and give the ID #
That way she gets faster help. I am glad I have it. I never take it off it stays on 24/7
teddybear
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
 


Krysta
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 340
   Posted 11/16/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I think when you are on any immunosuppressants you should have one. Even if you are just on prednisone.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/17/2007 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have both the medic alert braclet and the USB key chain.
teddybear
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
 

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