Since we've recently been talking about medical issues that doctors don't take seriously, I have a question. Have any of you heard of MedicAlert, and do you know anyone who's had a good or bad experience with it?
Basically, from what I've heard, you're supposed to make an online account with your medical history, drugs and supplements you take regularly, and any allergies or sensitivities. I think that you actually mail the people your medical records for a while. After that you buy a wristband/bracelet/necklace/etc with the MedicAlert logo on it, and healthcare personnel can use the information on it to access the online account. Just seeing it on your body tips them off that you have some sort of health quirk. Supposedly they'll look at it before treating you -- especially if you're unconscious and can't tell them what you'll have a reaction to -- but I'd imagine that if it's an emergency they'll just go with whatever works for most people. Either way I figure it can't hurt and it might help, but how much does something like that help in real life? I can't really imagine ambulances having internet access.