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I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

I'm nineteen years old and I need to get either a medical alert bracelet, anklet, ect. I was diagnosed when I was about 11-12 I've only had two and probably only worn them twice each. A main reason is because they are ugly. I'm not the most fashionable girl in the world, but at least I want to look decent in it. 

So the question is: I need jewlery of any price for a NINETEEN year old girl/teen can you help me please?

Pickiness: no red! I hate the color red (charm) and I know that red is probably a universal "red alert" color, but I don't like it. Black is also not a strong forte of my liking. I am also not into just plain chains. I don't like velcro. To be honest I'm into beeds a lot but I'm open to everything else. But one of the most important thing to be is discretion, I know the charm has to be noticeable enough, but I do NOT want a red charm.

 Thanks a lot!

 

Comments

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by ProE on Sun, 2010-08-01 - 21:36

Uncann;

You're 19, in style, want to look good, but let your friends know you have any seizure disorder or Epiepsy because if you do--your not sure how they will take it.

Face the facts --- The reason you need to get a MEDICAL RED TAG is because if you go into a seizure the paramedics know what to do.  If you are on meds, there is a # on the medical tag which gives them all the medical info, they need TO SAVE YOUR LIFE !! They do not know you are on drugs, drinking or having a reaction to a medication or something else, they need to know

I wear a necklace with a long chain & it has Epilepsy & Heart Condition on it. If I ever have a medical problem occur, which I haven't, it is covered. Because my friends don't know what meds I take or how much, but with that #, the medical team & doctors will, if it ever needed & that could mean the difference between life or death.

Don't act proud, be smart -- be a leader -- get the red medical tag in a necklace.

Uncann;

You're 19, in style, want to look good, but let your friends know you have any seizure disorder or Epiepsy because if you do--your not sure how they will take it.

Face the facts --- The reason you need to get a MEDICAL RED TAG is because if you go into a seizure the paramedics know what to do.  If you are on meds, there is a # on the medical tag which gives them all the medical info, they need TO SAVE YOUR LIFE !! They do not know you are on drugs, drinking or having a reaction to a medication or something else, they need to know

I wear a necklace with a long chain & it has Epilepsy & Heart Condition on it. If I ever have a medical problem occur, which I haven't, it is covered. Because my friends don't know what meds I take or how much, but with that #, the medical team & doctors will, if it ever needed & that could mean the difference between life or death.

Don't act proud, be smart -- be a leader -- get the red medical tag in a necklace.

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by uncannywriter on Tue, 2010-08-03 - 00:30

I know. and all my friends know too I haven't had problems telling people since I was fourteen. Out of my own choosing I wanted to get a medical ID. I needed one and the best way for everyone's nerve is to have something that tells medics what I have if anything should happen. Even still I wanted to get something that I liked. Why should I wear something that I don't like? I didn't want a lecture about what I should and should not do. I wanted someone to tell me options of what I liked. AND that was verified as a medical tag. You're right though, I'm nineteen in college and I want to look good without something red showing. I don't know many adults who want to look bad in IDs. I don't like the color red and I don't want to wear something that is red. All my friends know and I informed each professor and the campus security.

I know. and all my friends know too I haven't had problems telling people since I was fourteen. Out of my own choosing I wanted to get a medical ID. I needed one and the best way for everyone's nerve is to have something that tells medics what I have if anything should happen. Even still I wanted to get something that I liked. Why should I wear something that I don't like? I didn't want a lecture about what I should and should not do. I wanted someone to tell me options of what I liked. AND that was verified as a medical tag. You're right though, I'm nineteen in college and I want to look good without something red showing. I don't know many adults who want to look bad in IDs. I don't like the color red and I don't want to wear something that is red. All my friends know and I informed each professor and the campus security.

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by wjane on Mon, 2010-08-02 - 00:05

 

I got my pretty beaded bracelet from Fiddledee IDs. www.fiddledeeids.com

They also have a facebook page that you can check for discounts: Fiddledee IDs Medical ID Jewelry. 

There are a lot of good websites out there with nice looking jewelry. Happy shopping!

W

 

I got my pretty beaded bracelet from Fiddledee IDs. www.fiddledeeids.com

They also have a facebook page that you can check for discounts: Fiddledee IDs Medical ID Jewelry. 

There are a lot of good websites out there with nice looking jewelry. Happy shopping!

W

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by phylisfjohnson on Mon, 2010-08-02 - 14:50

Tthere are plenty of great looking alternatives, for example, you’ll find some very cool bracelets at:

Peace of Mind Jewelry http://peaceofmindjewelry.com/charity.htm#Epilepsy_Awareness_Bracelet where $10 of your purchase is donated to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Fiddledeeids http://www.fiddledeeids.com/ you’ll find a whole array of beaded medical alert bracelets, charms here, you name it.

Sticky Jewelry http://www.stickyj.com/ has cool Pandora style bracelets, beaded bracelets and lots of fashion forward medical alert jewelry.

Lauren’s Hope http://www.laurenshope.com/category/87/womens-medical-alert-jewelry has medical ID bracelets ranging  from casual to elegant…you can even create your own custom bracelet.

However, all that being said, Medic Alert has saved many people's lives.

Good luck!     Phylis Feiner Johnson   www.epilepsytalk.com

Tthere are plenty of great looking alternatives, for example, you’ll find some very cool bracelets at:

Peace of Mind Jewelry http://peaceofmindjewelry.com/charity.htm#Epilepsy_Awareness_Bracelet where $10 of your purchase is donated to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Fiddledeeids http://www.fiddledeeids.com/ you’ll find a whole array of beaded medical alert bracelets, charms here, you name it.

Sticky Jewelry http://www.stickyj.com/ has cool Pandora style bracelets, beaded bracelets and lots of fashion forward medical alert jewelry.

Lauren’s Hope http://www.laurenshope.com/category/87/womens-medical-alert-jewelry has medical ID bracelets ranging  from casual to elegant…you can even create your own custom bracelet.

However, all that being said, Medic Alert has saved many people's lives.

Good luck!     Phylis Feiner Johnson   www.epilepsytalk.com

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by Spike. on Mon, 2010-08-02 - 21:02

Here are a few more links to sites for a medical alert bracelet, anklet, ect.

http://www.americanmedical-id.com/

http://www.n-styleid.com/

http://www.carememoryband.com/

Bruce (I'm not a doctor, but instead, an epilepsy support group leader, epilepsy advocate, who has epilepsy.)

Here are a few more links to sites for a medical alert bracelet, anklet, ect.

http://www.americanmedical-id.com/

http://www.n-styleid.com/

http://www.carememoryband.com/

Bruce (I'm not a doctor, but instead, an epilepsy support group leader, epilepsy advocate, who has epilepsy.)

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by phylisfjohnson on Tue, 2010-08-03 - 10:34

Here's the info about the medic alert bracet or necklaces. (You COULD keep the necklce kind of hidden.)  http://www.medicalert.org/  No, it's not beautiful, but it has saved many lives.

The medics recognize it and you can change your information, when needed.  (Like if your meds change.) They also know whom to contact: like your parents,  doctor or a friend, especially if you land up in the hospital.  If you have an "Advance Directive," you can send it to them.  They charge an extra $25.00 a year to keep it.  But in the long run, $25.00 a month is a small price to saving your life!    Phylis Feiner Johnson   www.epilepsytalk.com

 

Here's the info about the medic alert bracet or necklaces. (You COULD keep the necklce kind of hidden.)  http://www.medicalert.org/  No, it's not beautiful, but it has saved many lives.

The medics recognize it and you can change your information, when needed.  (Like if your meds change.) They also know whom to contact: like your parents,  doctor or a friend, especially if you land up in the hospital.  If you have an "Advance Directive," you can send it to them.  They charge an extra $25.00 a year to keep it.  But in the long run, $25.00 a month is a small price to saving your life!    Phylis Feiner Johnson   www.epilepsytalk.com

 

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by phylisfjohnson on Tue, 2010-08-03 - 10:47

Here's the info about the Medic Alert bracelet or necklaces. (You COULD keep the necklace kind of hidden.)  http://www.medicalert.org/  Although it's not beautiful, it has saved many lives.

The medics recognize it and you can change your information, when needed.  (Like if your meds change.) They also know whom to contact: like your parents,  doctor or a friend, especially if you land up in the hospital.  If you have an "Advance Directive," you can send it to them.  They charge an extra $25.00 a year to keep it.  But in the long run, $25.00 a month is a small price to saving your life!    Phylis Feiner Johnson   www.epilepsytalk.com 

Here's the info about the Medic Alert bracelet or necklaces. (You COULD keep the necklace kind of hidden.)  http://www.medicalert.org/  Although it's not beautiful, it has saved many lives.

The medics recognize it and you can change your information, when needed.  (Like if your meds change.) They also know whom to contact: like your parents,  doctor or a friend, especially if you land up in the hospital.  If you have an "Advance Directive," you can send it to them.  They charge an extra $25.00 a year to keep it.  But in the long run, $25.00 a month is a small price to saving your life!    Phylis Feiner Johnson   www.epilepsytalk.com 

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by pinbuster on Tue, 2010-08-03 - 20:48
These are good websites. MedIDs.com and http://www.stickyj.com/medical-emergency-epilepsy-medical-id.html.

Re: I need a new charm, but all to ugly.

Submitted by MaisM on Tue, 2011-01-11 - 13:06
I definitely agree with you! I have th same problem. I wish they would make a cute one similar to the diamond tennis bracelets for women like I found on this site: http://www.beasavvyshopperonline.com. Maybe the day will soon come that there will be some cute medical alert bracelets around.

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