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I have some severe allergies to antibiotics and my Dr wants me to get a medi alert bracelet for them. I wear a Tiffany & Co. bracelet that looks like this.

My question is...I don't want to stop wearing my Tiffany bracelet, but I also don't want to wear 2 bracelets on one wrist. Do you think I could get an alert on a new charm on my Tiffany? Or does anyone have any other ideas?

I once saw someone who had a Tiffany and a medi-alert on the same chain (her Tiffany). It was cute, but there is no mistaking that red medi-alert sign. ;)

Anyone have ideas? Thanks guys! :)


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My medi-alert bracelet came from lauren's hope in Overland Park. =) It looks like this. It's actually quite heavy and the tag *always* is underneath on my wrist due to the weight. People rarely notice that it's a medic alert bracelet.

While it's not Tiffany, it's pretty... and doesn't detract a lot of "unwanted" attention. =)


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I have some severe allergies to antibiotics and my Dr wants me to get a medi alert bracelet for them. I wear a Tiffany & Co. bracelet that looks like this.

My question is...I don't want to stop wearing my Tiffany bracelet, but I also don't want to wear 2 bracelets on one wrist. Do you think I could get an alert on a new charm on my Tiffany? Or does anyone have any other ideas?

I once saw someone who had a Tiffany and a medi-alert on the same chain (her Tiffany). It was cute, but there is no mistaking that red medi-alert sign. ;)

Anyone have ideas? Thanks guys! :)

I think it'd be kinda cool on the same one, but I'm odd like that. :)


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I had my Medic Alert bracelet customized. I saw a designer I liked and e-mailed her to see if she could take the Medic Alert emblem and incorporate it into her bracelet design. She did it and I LOVE it. It is not only cute but purposeful. You can do anything!

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Why dont u get an medi alert anklet or necklace instead.

I didn't know you could get an anklet!? I'll have to look into that!


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I have been thinking about this. So if I did have a medi alert charm put on my Tiffany bracelet, what would happen to it if I wanted to go swimming, etc.? Wouldn't it ruin my Tiffany? I hadn't thought about this before.

I also thought about a necklace, but again, if I'm going to be wearing this 24/7, I don't want to have a necklace around my neck all the time. Not to mention, I'd probably choke myself while sleeping. :lol:


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what's the bracelet made out of? white gold or platinum will be fine in a pool. (I wear my wedding ring and engagement ring on a chain because I don't want to forget them when I go swimming - they're all platinum (they're little) and do just fine.) those metals are non-reactive, particularly if it's a higher karat gold. but it might be worthwhile to call the company and confirm.


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I think the Tiffany bracelet is sterling silver. I am almost positive the Medi-Alert ones are all able to go in the pool, etc. without problems.


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I think the Tiffany bracelet is sterling silver. I am almost positive the Medi-Alert ones are all able to go in the pool, etc. without problems.

The sterling will be fine also. What is on the other side of the Tiffany charm? You might be able to have a jeweler engrave your info on the other side.


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Whatever you decide, remember that the purpose of the Medi-Alert is to inform EMTs and others of your special needs. If they don't realize you are wearing Medi-Alert because it looks too much like regular jewelry, you could be defeating the purpose of wearing it in the first place! ;)

In the confusion of an emergency, not everyone will think to explore for the practical amidst what appears to be decorative . . . . :unsure:

If your heart is set on continuing to wear the Tiffany, I think a second charm - perhaps with at least "that" symbol on both sides, big on one side and smaller with your info on the other side would work. That way, you have your bracelet and with current charm and a second charm that can be easily identified no matter which surface is "face down." :)


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You could just add a charm to your Tiffany. Try this site: http://www.americanmedical-id.com/ They have quite a few nice options, and you can order just the charm with no chain. They also offer a membership to www.myomr.com, which is an online medical registry. My dd's and i all have med id's (the traditional kind) and a small tag hangs off of them with the website address and a code that gives medical ppl access to all my medical history, which I put on the site myself. It is awesome! You can order just the tag itself with the online info, but then emergency medical personell would have to get onto a computer to access all your allergies, which may not help you out at all in an emergency!

I agree w/ the pp, if you have any life-threatening allergies, you should be more concerned with making sure the tag is found and not overlooked.

BTW, what is so special about a Tiffany bracelet? I have never even heard of them, so I don't know what is so great about them! I am not being rude, I am just curious!


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Do celiacs wear medi alerts? I hadn't thought of that before.h


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mine is a tiffany rip off

http://www.creativemedicalid.com/inc/sdetail/7351

you could get the same look by buying a sterling charm and adding it to your bracelet. id get this one in the plain silver, it would look less obvious but still has the emblem for paramedics

http://www.creativemedicalid.com/inc/sdetail/505

there are lots on this site http://www.creativemedicalid.com/medical_id_charms?b=1

other sites have lots of plain looking charms too. if you go to a good bead supply store you should be able to get a sterling jump ring to securley attach the charm to your chain.


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Thanks for all the info. I never thought of just getting a charm before. By the way, I wear several bracelets on one side-a Brighton bracelet watch, a Pandora, and another thin Tiffany. I don't think they are gaudy, since they are all from the same silver/gold color scheme and they are not the hanging charm kind. If you had one haning charm bracelet and the rest not-I don't think it would look bad.

There is another thread running in this same vien and it is also very informative. It has to do with how to let paramedics know that you are sick when you can't tell them yourself.


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Does anyone wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace for celiac disease? I've been considering it.


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