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Risan1808
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 5/17/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I was talking with a friend today (ok..venting big time) who was questioning all the medication I am on.  I am also currently being monitored for possible Type II diabetes.  She asked if I carried any information about all these medications with me in case of an emergency, which I don't.  This friend is a nurse who recommended having some type of medical alert that directs an EMT to my wallet. 
 
Does anyone else here have or wear any type of medical alert because of UC and the meds?
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 5/17/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I keep a card with my medical history and meds in my wallet clipped to my insurance card. I also carry my hubby's card and he mine.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 
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basa0806
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 5/17/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not have any wearables but like Judilyn I have a card in my wallet with the meds I'm on and that I'm allergic to sulfa meds. I think its especially important for me because I'm a college student and no one knows about my medical history and I don't live with my parents during the school year.
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2 (NOT for a flare, just some linger symptoms?)
25mg Elavil
75mg Effexor XR for GAD
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Maya Angelou


Scarlet504
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 192
   Posted 5/18/2009 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I wear a bracelet that is basically a metal tag on a fancy woven, colorful bracelet that was originally intended for athlets. You know, poeple who go jogging and don't wear anything on them other than their sport clothes. That tag provides basic information and also includes a number that medical personel can check at a computer database. I have submitted all medical information necessary to that database (against a small fee) that will reveal the conditions that I am suffering from and what medication I am currently taking. The fact that I use 6MP is ingraved into the bracelet, right under my name and the phone number of my emergency contact.The rest of it is not visible for non-medical personel. I am glad to have that bracelet, it offers peace of mind, should I have an accident and should I be unable to speak. Sorry for the typos. My laptop's keyboard sucks big time.
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Meds
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Align (probiotic)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins

Risan1808
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 5/18/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Scarlett,

Where do you obtain a bracelet like the one you mentioned?
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic


Scarlet504
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 192
   Posted 5/18/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Risan,
let me dig through my papers where I have the forms and the registration and as soon as I find it, I will come back to you.
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Meds
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Align (probiotic)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins

Risan1808
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 5/18/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Scarlet!
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic


Scarlet504
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 192
   Posted 5/19/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmh, why can't I send you a PM? Is it okay to post the requested information here? Admin?
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Meds
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Align (probiotic)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins

fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 5/19/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Please do! I think it's ok, as you're not the person selling the product. I'd like to look into having one as well. :)
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Scarlet504
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 192
   Posted 5/19/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay ... still hope that won't get me in trouble. Check it out here: www.roadID.com
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Meds
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Align (probiotic)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins

Pitz
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 5/19/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I got mine through medicalert.org.  I have all my medications, illnesses, doctor, and emergency contact listed with them so if need be, someone can call the number on my bracelet and get my info.  I think it's about $30 a year...well worth it!




Ulcerative Pancolitis (dx'd 6/2002)
Pentasa (4gm/day); Prednisone 5mg am, 5mg pm; Aranesp injection every week for anemia;
Lialda 4 tabs 1x/day; Rowasa 2x/day; started iron infusions 7/18/08; started Remicade 11/12/08; blood transfusions when hemoglobin drops to 8.0;
6-MP (discontinued as it lowers my white count)
Immodium-AD (occasionally)
various meds for other conditions


Risan1808
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 5/19/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the info. I will check it out!!
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic

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