Portable Medical Necessity Storage

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If you are chronically ill, chances are you have emergency medications and or vital monitors that you need to carry on you at all times.

I use this red first aid kit case that I found at Target for only $6. It came empty, with was perfect for me because I did not need any of the normal first aid items. Target offers two different color ways, one in red and one in teal. Unfortunately they no longer offer the solid red that they did when I purchased mine but the design/color of the case is less significant than the functionality of the case.


As you can see, it holds quite a bit. Granted, some of these things are not necessities, but I would argue that the things that are not “necessity” (emergency) items are still things that I use more frequently than I use the emergency items themselves and therefore like to have on me at all times.

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Two Solu-Cortef actoviles and four needles in case of an adrenal crisis. Instructions for said actoviles, alcohol prep wipes… to prep the injection site. A glucometer, lancer, and test strips, a nail file (and cuticle trimmer, tweezers, and fingernail clippers because my nails are very brittle from deficiencies), a mini fan (because I don’t sweat and can’t regulate my own body temperature), toothpicks, and glasses cleaning wipes.

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A travel toothbrush, artificial tears, glucometer test serum and lancets, ear plugs, prescribed meds (muscle relaxer, Dilaudid, Prednisone, Epi-Pen, and Narcan), Caffine Free Pamprin (for intestinal spasms and cramping), Ibuprofen (for when loved ones are in pain), Dulcolax & Epsom Salt (because my brothers’ always seem to struggle with constipation when we are traveling). Benadryl and Pepcid (for Mast Cell reactions). All medications are stored in individually labeled containers that I found in the travel section section at my local Meijer.

As you can see this case holds quite a bit and has compartments and dividers so that you can easily organize things. I have had this case for the better part of two years and it shows very little proof of wear and tear despite the fact that it is filled to the brim with my necessities. I keep this case in my work bag during the week and transfer it into my hand bag on the weekends, making sure to carry it with me every time I leave the house. It gives me the confidence I need to know that no matter what may happen, I have what I need.

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