View Full Version : Medic Alert Bracelets

06-30-2009, 12:44 AM

Just wondered if anyone wears one of these should the worst happen?

I've just ordered myself a sportband style with medical information on as I suddenly realised the other day when I was out for a walk on the marsh that I didn't have any identification or my steroid card with me. I realised that should I get into difficulties it would be helpful to have something which told people who I was and that I was on steroids and immunosuppressants.

Am I being over-cautious?


06-30-2009, 01:18 AM
Something I've often considered over the years, but never done anything about. :rolleyes:
I think it is probably a very good idea.

06-30-2009, 07:45 AM
I'd never thought about this, but a MedicAlert bracelet might be a good idea to identify one as a Weggie, at least during the stage where one is on immunosuppresants and steroids.

06-30-2009, 05:09 PM
I thought about it but with our changing meds how to keep up. One way would be to just say that I am a weggie and on steroid and to look at my wallet info (have to make one up) maybe my docs number. What did you put on yours Luce

06-30-2009, 07:18 PM
I always keep a repeat prescription list in my wallet. I know that the medics always check for this.

06-30-2009, 08:12 PM
I put my name, my condition (weggie) and "Meds: Steroids, Immunosuppressants", plus my partner's cellphone number.
I do keep information in my wallet but don't always have it with me so thought this would be enough basic info for a paramedic until they could get me to hospital and check my records or contact my fiance who knows pretty much what I'm taking at the moment.
Also I figured that while my medication will change I will always be taking some sort of steroid and immunosuppressant and if I'm lucky enough to come off of these meds then I'll stop wearing the bracelet.

07-01-2009, 04:06 AM
I already do keep a list of my medications, updated as necessary in my wallet. Adding the fact that I'm a Weggie, the doctors treating me, and their telephone numbers to the list is a topnotch idea! Good job!

07-02-2009, 10:55 PM
I've had one since a short time after I was diagnosed. Always a good thing to have on you because it has the file numbers of my patient records as well as my meds and dosages. Which reminds me...I have to renew!

07-03-2009, 07:37 PM
Andrew, where did you have your bracelet done?
judi m.

07-04-2009, 05:54 AM
I too keep my med list in my purse, but what a good idea Luce! I will look into it

07-04-2009, 01:51 PM
Andrew, where did you have your bracelet done?
judi m.

I ordered mine straight from the Medicalert foundation: The Medic Alert Foundation (http://www.medicalert.com.au/)

07-09-2009, 11:11 AM
I will order one soon too, WG is not going away so might as well. I will put name, prednisone, chemotherapy, see wallet and my hubby's phone

07-13-2009, 02:08 PM
I have a medical alert necklace that says I'm on blood thinners. Very important, because if you have an accident and even bump your head, they need to do a thorough check for cranial bleeding.

I also have a list in my wallet of all my conditions, risk factors (drug allergies, tape allergy, risk of acute adrenal crisis bec of pred history, immune-suppressed, etc...), doctor names and numbers, current drugs and dosages, emergency contacts. It's come in handy during a couple ambulance rides, when I've been in such pain I could hardly talk. I just hand it to them.