When I was first prescribed MTX, folic acid and Plaquenil, I did research on all three. One MTX web site advised getting a medical alert ID bracelet listing MTX in case of an accident. Apparently there's a real danger of mixing MTX with many other drugs. Have any of you been advised by your doctor to get a medical ID tag or do you have one? I don't know if I really need to do this or if it's just over-kill. Thanks!
I have one I wear. I had the back engraved with "see med. list in wallet" because I am taking numerous meds that cannot just be stopped. I figure better safe than sorry.Jesse...I hadn't thought about it, but it sounds smart. Smart people here! I'm doing it.I just get any meds i'm on tattooed to my chest. LOL gimpy. Too funny. I do not have a medical ID but I have an up to date meds list in each car with doc phone numbers and insurance info on it. I can't stand to wear jewelery at all. Not even necklaces. My answer to jewelery is a tattooed bracelet on my left wrist.
Seems like one of my RD's said something about it to me, but I could be wrong... and it might have been something I have read or heard somewhere.
I wouldn't have done it anyways, because I cannot wear jewlery. It "weights" me down. I do not even wear my wedding or engagement ring anymore, as I stopped wearing them so not to scratch my daughter when she was a baby, at least that is the excuse I have been going with for over 8 years
That's a great idea. I'm new to taking multiple meds a day so this is
Then I will laminate a card to put in my back pocket of my jeans or shorts. I DO NOT WEAR JEWELERY PERIOD END OF SENTENCE. It would be a waste of money for me. My body aches and for me to wear anything on it like that would drive me more bonkers than what I already am. Bothers me to the point where I would rip the dam thing off and it would be a huge waste of money. I no longer even wear my wedding band. That is actually going to eventually be a tattoo.
When you are in a major motor vehicle accident, your glove compartment is searched thru to find identification for the people in the car. As far as a purse goes...if you carry one all the time that might be a good place for it. Since I do not because it is a pain in the butt when using my cane...a simple piece of paper in my glove box or my pocket works for me.
There are other solutions to the medic alert jewelery issue.Oh I know... since I do not carry the diaper bag with me all the time, or even a purse or wallet... I will put my list of 3 meds in my hubby's wallet and let him lug it around. I do with my drivers permit
Don't hide your id in the glove box while travelling, a small handbag/purse next to you will be more obvious.
Travel safely and don't forget, St Christopher had his title taken.
Thank you all for your responses. The site that mentioned the IDs wasn't selling anything, it was just a general drug information link. I had to do a Google search to find IDs and check them out. It may be true that the writer was just being overly cautious. I may go ahead and get an ID necklace and also put the info in my purse, just in case. It certainly won't do any harm.
Joy, would you please give me the link to the online service. That's a great idea when meds change frequently and since I'm not sure I'll be staying on them long term or trying something else, the online service is one to consider as well.
Finally, is there a way to get notification of responding posts? With this foggy brain of mine, it would be nice to have an e-mail alert like some other message boards have. Thank you all.I use a free service I found through the American Health Information Management Association. It is web based and free. You can update it any time and print out copies. Here is the link if anyone is interested. I think it is more important to let health care providers that we are immune suppressed than anything else.