Medical Bracelets

Can someone tell me what medical bracelets you recommend--I searched both this site and EDNF and couldn't find info. (If you can answer why do my searches are never conclusive, you get extra points :)
I know someone answered this question a while back.

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I'm going for extra points....I put "bracelet" in the search box above and to the right. That will bring up any post that has the word "bracelet" in it. I then scrolled down and clicked on those I wanted...for you, I copy and pasted the link. If I am searching for one word, I don't use the quotation marks, but I do if searching for more than one word. I do try to think of one word from what I want that that should be the rarest in a searching "EDS" would give you a ridiculous number, but "bracelet" only gave 113 results going back to 2002.

Here are just a few of many threads on this topic: medical-alert-bracelet-4/ should-i-get-a-medical-alert-bracelet/ medical-bracelet-wording/ medic-alert-bracelets-3/ care-medical-history-bracelet/ the-best-medical-bracelet-please-look/

Happy reading...

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Hi, I am new to this site and have not been diagnosed with EDS yet. My rheumatologist is sending me to a specialist though. I have other diagnosed issues also (probably related to EDS I think) and have been searching on this topic. What I found that I want to use is something like this There are others besides that one. It's a flash drive that can hold pertinent medical info. The device can be worn on a bracelet or necklace. Here are a couple more options

This one has the drive built directly into the bracelet.

This one has a medical alert symbol that is a little more prominent. sxp_grid_i_2_1

Here's another _sxp_grid_i_2_2

If you search amazon or search Google for Medical Alert Flash Drive, there are more, including one that looks like dog tags that can be worn on a necklace.

Hope this helps.

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You'll find discussions about the Road ID in the many links from SASO... That's what we finally decided on. However, I wanted both online info *and* for first responders to have the most critical information right there in front of them. My solution was to order two slimline bracelets for each of us - one which links to the online info and one which does not. On the one that does not, we listed critical info a first responder should have immediately:
"Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: (Connective Tissue Disorder)"
"Orthostatic Tachycardia"
(technically POTS, but those two words the most important information at first)
and mine lists my medication allergies, too.

*Then* I took the ID from one bracelet and added it to the other - so we each wear one bracelet with *2* id tags on each. One tag with info for finding "Complete Medical Information" and the other with the above info.

Our online profiles go into more detail - noting that the EDS we have is Hypermobile and that it's Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome/Dysautonomia, etc. I just couldn't find any other medical id's that would allow me to list as much information as I wanted listed.

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We have the CARE Medical History Bracelet. It has a built in USB drive to store medical info - there are preset forms to fill out for basic medical info (allergies,medical history, med list, etc) and you can also store test results and much more on it. I highly recommend it. The newest version is $30, no subscription fees and you can easily update it on your computer whenever you need to.


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Thanks for all of the helpful responses. And you do get extra points, SASO!

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Humbled_pie, I was thinking of getting two med IDs as well (one for immediate info and the other to an online database). I like the way you did yours; thanks for describing it. I may end up copying your idea. :)

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I use a simple stainless steel bracelet from

It has room to list up to 3 conditions plus has my ID # that a first responder can use online or through toll free number. I do have to pay a membership fee, but it is worth it to me. An updated tag is between $10 and $25, depending on how fancy I want.

The ones with USB drives were too bulky for my preference, so a stainless steel one I don't have to take off is the best option for me.

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I also decided to go with a simple stainless steel bracelet from MedicAlert. I was looking for something visible-yet-small that I could leave on all the time (or else I'd never remember to put it on, haha). I like that it is highly recognizable, and that EMTs can call a number to immediately access all my info. It's also the company that my dad, a volunteer EMT, chose for himself. So far, I've been very impressed with how helpful and knowledgeable the MedicAlert staff is.

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I found a great medic alert bracelet for our son at our local CVS pharmacy. It was less than $20 and opens to reveal a computer port. Once connected to your computer it pulls up a detailed data file that you complete with all your medical information. This information can be updated at any time, saved to your computer, and also printed out as a word document. When seen by emergency personnel, they simply connect it to any computer and it immediately shows the most updated information regarding all his conditions. Although not waterproof, it is water resistant, and our son has been able to go swimming with it on. Hope this helps! Beth

P.S. There are no additional costs for the computer files, etc.

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