Medic Alert Tags

    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2006 at 9:42 am

      Hi all,

      I was wondering IF a person that has/had GBS/CIDP should be wearing a Medic Alert Tag? I was looking for some info about this on this site but found nothing (maybe I didn’t look hard enough) and at the Medic Alert site….again nothing. Is a “Tag” a good idea??? Maybe a good idea for the “Store”??


    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2006 at 12:07 pm

      Barry, 🙂

      We think it is a good idea and we have bracelets for our daughter. I think it is very important, especially if some sort of injury rendered you (yourself) unable to communicate and some sort of symptoms of GBS or recurrence took place – you would want the correct and latest treatment a.s.a.p. and a bracelet would certainly assist.

      Merry Christmas


    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2006 at 12:25 pm


      Here is a thread that was started a little while ago, you may get some answers. Just cut and paste.

    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2006 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks everyone for the needed info thread. I might go with the bracelet for a couple months, maybe longer, just for extra safety factor. She’s starting to go out with her “friends” (Red Hatters) for dinner/tea (no not everyday but just when it is easy to get in/out of a place). Granted they know the limitations (and one is a nurse) but IF a re-lapse occurs she’ll still need to give info quickly IF I’m not around. I’ll also have to get a “list” together for her “wallet/pocketbook”. Just trying to keep ahead of things.:rolleyes:

      Thanks again!!


    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2006 at 9:56 pm

      Barry ~ I have always carried a printed document in my handbag spelling out “everything” ~ dates of disease, treatments, current medications, allergies, copy of EKG, and doctors names and phone numbers. I contain it in a “plastic sleeve” with big red words, Medic Alert, printed on the front. I have a medic alert “tie tack” on the front of my wallet as they would look there first for ID.
      The first time I went out and “forgot it” I knew that I had passed another mile stone!