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Packing a Hospital Bag

Those living with migraine know it’s not just a headache, and it can sometimes lead to visits to the ER. What would you include in your hospital to-go bag? Are you ready for an emergency admission? It’s never a bad idea to be prepared, especially when you know you are ill and on the brink of an ER visit or admission.

What are you tips for packing for the ER?

What are some things you’ve forgotten in the past that you wished you would have brought? Have you ever overpacked? What are some things that you will pack in the future now that you’ve been inpatient and realized all the things you should have brought?

We can’t wait to hear your feedback!

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  • mikie
    6 months ago

    Naratriptan (it’s not in my local hospital’s formulary), earplugs, and a soft t shirt and shorts for comfortable sleeping.

  • Gaby
    6 months ago

    When I was at my the sickest I always had my backpack/daily bag ready for the hospital, including my bag of medicines, daily medicine schedule, sunglasses, eyemask, earplugs, a shawl, lip balm, ipad, iphone, charger, snacks, hand cream, face cream, hand sanitizer.

  • #purpleproject moderator author
    6 months ago

    Great list, @Gaby! A shawl is a great idea I hadn’t thought of!
    Kelly, Team Member

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