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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:38 pm 
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Pain makes me panic; it makes me feel as though I'm going insane -- the worst pain possible -- so I wear an engraved Medical I.D. ankle bracelet that reads simply: SUBOXONE.

I trust that if I'm in an accident and need emergency surgery/attention that some wise doctor or nurse or medic will understand what I need to override Suboxone and control pain.


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I guess I'm not completely certain what to make of this comment but I did want to make you, and more so, all of the readers aware that The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment offers a wallet card that you can get from them that not only lets anyone that finds it know that you are on Suboxone but also some other very important information about what that means. They will send it to you for free. You can find them on-line at www.naabt.org.

As someone involved in the medical field, I can also tell you that ankle bracelets are not at all very common as medic alert IDs and emergency responders are much more taught to look for a bracelet or necklace, followed by a wallet card. In fact that Medic Alert Company doesn't even sell ankle tags. www.medicalert.org. So if you are really serious about all of this, you may want to consider one of these other options.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:07 pm 
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The bracelet has a large medic sign on it; since it was too big for my wrist (all of them are) I put it on my ankle; I also carry the wallet card you referred to. Many people wear med I.D. bracelets and many women wear them on their ankle. It is especially visible while wearing sandals or pumps or flats. Sexy too.


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Thanks, DonH for the tip about where to get the wallet cards. They sent me a whole packet of materials including a regular medical info wallet card unrelated to Suboxone.

I just recently got a medic alert bracelet myself. It lists my fibromyalgia, that I'm on Suboxone, and my med allergy. It may mean nothing, but having the wallet card and the bracelet makes me feel a little bit better should I ever have an emergency.

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