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Medical Alert Bracelet

Medical Alert Bracelet

My doc retired. Luckily, he referred me to a new doc that I went to last week. I really like this doc, he is very personable and informative. However, due to the fact that I take methotrexate and have issues with low platlette count he'd like me to wear a medical alert bracelet and a have medical information card in my wallet. I was very surprised by this, has anyone else been told to do this? Does anyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

A myRAteam Member said:

I carry a wallet card and have a app downloaded to my phone for emergency responders and that was before ra. If you are on a serious med, have a lot of meds, a severe allergy, or list of health issues. First responders and drs need that info even if your unconcious bc that could save your life and change what decisions they make in doing so easier and faster

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Ive often wondered about this.... especially if one is involved in a serious accident but then i suppose one family is there to tell the doctor.... as it is not like insulin and methotrexate is normally taken on a weekly basis. However in your case ,maybe it is because of the low platelet count???

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Some doctors do, some don’t. I was seeing a nurse practitioner at one point who wanted to cross the t and dot the I’s. She even kept a refill of heavy duty strength antibiotics for me for whenever I would get sick. I never used it but it was nice to have access to it. My luck I always get something rare and shitty lol. But yeah I have had doctors tell me to have even a back up plan for such cases like this

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

You were right Gabreal, very helpfull. Thank you so much!

posted over 4 years ago
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