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Medical alert bracelets

Has anyone got one of these or a necklace? It's something I've been thinking about as I don't often carry my wallet around if I'm just going to work or school or I'm with the missus (she'll only spend my money :D ).

I have an alert card in my wallet, but nothing more. Obviously I'm in the mindset of "text when you get there" within my family just so they know/I know where I am etc and I have "ICE contacts" saved in my phone "incase of emergency" and "emergency medial information" on my phone when it is locked - again only works if the person who finds you knows how to access your phone. I admit I wouldn't have a clue on an unfamiliar phone.

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Jedi - I got mine from here

theidbandco.com/

I bought a talisman bracelet which has plenty of room for info.

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Hi I’ve had an ID bracelet since my 3rd cardiac arrest back in 2014 I’m now on my 3rd bracelet as I wanted to change the style of the bracelet. I currently have a red cylicone bracelet with 5 lines of info typed onto the plaque. If you go to the web site of the ID Band Company you will see they have a very wide range of bracelets. They provide an excellent service which I cannot fault. I hope this help.

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I got mine from the same company mentioned and you can get engraving on- good for if in accident

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Hi Jedi , I have a silicone band , cheap and cheerful . Says anticoagulant on one face and rivaroxaban medicated on other . Can't remember the site but just googled ID bands .

My daughter has been on warfarin since she was 18yrs old , at my insistance she has worn one since then . Seemed only sensible that I should do the same . Although not that unusual for an old biddy to be anticoagulated , not something that would first come to mind in a youngster .

Good wishes for your continued AF battle xx

Jean

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I have a silicon band bracelet like Jean’s. Cheap and cheerful with the added benefit that you don’t have to take it off to shower or swim - nor have the problem of remembering to put it back on again afterwards!

Val

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Hi, Yes, I have a bracelet. Stainless steel, non intrusive. Went on line and ordered. I have just my name and Apixaban engraved on it.

Don’t take a handbag whilst out walking the dog! So gives me peace of mind.

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Yeah I tend to leave my handbag at home too

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I have a stainless steel Medic Alert bracelet which I got from Medic Alert and never take if off.

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Hi jedimasterlincoln

I live in Australia and bought a stainless steel stretchy medi alert bracelet which has AF and Xarelto engraved on the back of the medical symbol part For the cost of $40 for bracelet, it includes updating all my conditions and medications and specialists and doctors to their medical website and given a number (also on back of bracelet) so if in accident etc all details can be accessed simply I pay an annual fee and can update website whenever I want - It gives me peace of mind.

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Yes i have a SOS bracelet,there is an excellent site theidbandco.com, they do all manner of ID products,well worth a look! Also,ihave found that it reminded colleagues that I have an ongoing condition which is not always obvious!

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Thanks for all your useful links. The trouble with a bracelet is I can't wear it for work due to infection control reasons and being "bare below the elbow" (though I still have to wear trousers even though they're below the elbow !) so I was also looking into the necklaces because they can be tucked in..... or even an anklet if there is such a thing seeing as I'm not "on tag" any more.

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Just a thought on this, the silicone band ones would probably go on your ankle just as well as on a wrist, although that depends on your ankles :-)

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