I had a rude awakening to the fact that I need to get some sort of medi-alert yesterday. Had been getting some pressure in my chest since Sunday and in my head (same as after my stroke) but kept saying to myself that now I was on Heparin everything was ok.
Well yesterday was out and it got really bad and very dizzy so thought best to go by GP's. They did ECG and called an ambulance and next thing I was in A&E!! Well you know what its like when you are stressed, on your own and under pressure, you can never remember anything. I told them I was on Heparin and the Hughes etc.
Next minute a nurse comes in with 300mg of Aspirin, I say but I am on Heparin, nurse says I will be back in a tick. Doctor arrives. Says its "standard procedure" to give 300 mg of Aspirin. I say I know but is it if you are also taking Heparin?!! Doctor says ok we will wait for the results of the blood tests and takes it away!! Eight hours later blood tests all negative despite abnormal ECG which is apparently my Syndrome X giving me heart spasms again and I am sent home.
What would have happened had I not been able to tell them all that? Scared me half to death.
What does everyone else use as a medi-alert and where do you get them from and how much etc?