Is It Worth Getting A Medical Id Bracelet If You Have Hemiplegic Migraines?

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Asked by Rosie Boutflower

Is It Worth Getting A Medical Id Bracelet If You Have Hemiplegic Migraines?

Answer

Hi Rosie,

I'm not sure what you mean by "worth it", however my opinion is that these are certainly worth their price in most circumstances.

I am first responder. This means I roll when emergency personnel are called. My job is to get there before an ambulance etc arrives and give what aid I have been trained to give until they arrive and can take over. One of the very first things we always look for is medical identification, especially bracelets. Some forget to look at necklaces too, so I suggest those on the wrist simply for that reason.I also suggest the less fashionable pieces because in an emergency with adrenaline flowing, jewelry pieces that double as medical id can be missed. It should be fairly obvious.

There are many versions of medical identification and some even include a bracelet or necklace with a USB drive, however most hospitals and emergency responders either don't have the capability or won't use them because they can carry viruses as well as your medical records.

I hope this has been helpful :)

~Ellen