Re: Neurontin and ID bracelet?
I wear a medical bracelet that says to see my wallet card. When I first filled out the card, I was very meticulous stating what meds I was on, allergies to meds, what meds not to give (since I'm opioid depenedent and may not be able to say anything if unconscious). After I spent quite a while writing all this out, my husband made a comment.
He said "what if somebody steals your wallet (I carry a clutch purse...basically a big wallet but with more room, ladies, you know what I'm trying to describe) and then they (thieves) know exactly what meds you are on, what you have at home, and where you live". He knows how paranoid I am about people knowing what meds I have. Like I stated in another thread, nobody knows what meds I'm on/have at home except my PM doc, hubby, and parents.
I never thought about that. I was just trying to be "prepared" in case of some accident. All I need is to be seriously injured or unconscious for some reason and get slammed with some Narcan. My husband (and some EMT friends have all said that if I'm unconscious and not responding and they don't know why, they are going to give me either Narcan, D-50 (dextrose for low blood glucose), or the antagonist drug for benzo's (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, or Klonopin....I can't think of the benzo antagonist drug right at the moment).
So, I revised my "wallet card" to just contact my PM doc by his cell phone number and not to give me any type of narcotic antagonists. I don't know how much good this will do, but it gives me some piece of mind.
Last edited by friendly_one; 07-08-2008 at 02:05 PM.