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Old 04-29-2006, 06:35 AM   #1
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medical bracelet / tags?

hello hello,

happy saturday day everyone!

so I got pointed at this company that makes medical bracelet / sos pendant type things by a friend... says on their site:
"<brandname> medical alert jewellery is designed for people with hidden medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, haemophilia, asthma, hypothyroidism, heart conditions, rare blood groups and allergies. The medical alert jewellery is designed to display important information in an emergency."

does anyone have one of these and is it worth bothering? I assume it's to do with medication reacting with thyroxine more than the danger of us not getting it?

just curious, it hadn't occurred to me that we might benefit from wearing those badboys as well as epileptics etc...

Becky

 
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Re: medical bracelet / tags?

You should first keep in mind their goal is to sell their product. To that end, they might someday add ingrown toenail to the list of "emergencies".

IMO, hypoT would so rarely be an emergency that it isn't worth the investment in this product. There are no dangerous drug interactions to thyroid hormone; the worst scenario would be failure to administer it for a long period of time, and that isn't likely to happen. I can only envision a need for this if you fall into a vegetative state with your identity unknown, and with absolutely no next of kin. Otherwise, someone somewhere is going to discover you are hypothyroid.
Then again, if you're in such dire straits, would a little hypoT really matter all that much? LOL

 
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Re: medical bracelet / tags?

haha good point
i was just curious if it was something that medical types needed to know if you were unconscious and the meds might interact with something they might give you or something. blah.
although i suppose that's unlikely as we're only replacing what other people have and we don't...

 
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