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Been having problems with my shoulder, for ages. Been for physio, which was pointless, and I'm due in for an MRI, next month. But, on impulse, Jane got one of these...

http://actipatch.com/why-actipatch/how-actipatch-works

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ActiPatch® relieves pain due to muscle and joint soreness, strains and sprains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more.

I dread to think what the "more" is. They don't seem to say. But...

...Bugger me. It actually seems to be working!

You can get a free trial, which is what I'm using, from here:

http://www.tryactipatch.co.uk/products/7-day-sample

Better a "real life" review, than one of those dubious ones that they have on websites... ;)

This was my first night, using it. The trial one lasts for a week and can't be turned off.

I'll report back, to let you know how it goes, for the rest of the week.

So far, so damned good.  :) :) :)
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 10:02:38 AM »
Mini TENS?

(Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)

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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 10:07:02 AM »
Yay! 

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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 10:07:29 AM »
Kinda, I guess,Tāf. But, I have a full-on TENS machine and that's never even touched it. In fact, all that ever did, with this injury, is make me feel violently sick.
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 10:12:00 AM »
I bought a TENS when I had sciatica and would have done anything and bought anything to stop the pain. It didn't work at all  ??? A hot water bottle and alternative ice pack was better.
So its good to hear that something out there actually works.

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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 14:58:46 PM »
I've tried hot things, cold things, vibrating things, all sorts.

At £20 a throw, for a month's worth, they're not cheap, sadly. But, with the paid-for ones, you can turn them off. So, they could last a lot longer, if used sparingly.

Still pain free, after twenty-four hours... :)
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 19:47:45 PM »
Just found out that it emits an electro-magnetic pulse. So, no. It's not the same as a TENS.
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 21:15:41 PM »

 I wonder if this would help the pain Alice suffers from with Scoliosis...
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 08:59:31 AM »
Free sample, DM. What's to lose?

Another pain free night, for me. (Well, with that bit of shoulder, at least). :)
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 13:20:24 PM »
Cheers kat.
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 17:09:57 PM »
Apparently, the sell them in Boots. I try to avoid Boots, because their ethics seem a bit norty, to me. But, I might get one, to see how the full one goes. This one seems brilliment, as my pseudo-daughter used to out it...
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 21:30:58 PM »

 Ordered the sample, thanks 'Kat'  ;)
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 10:06:24 AM »
Jane's nicked my month one, to try it out. Seems I'll be visiting Boots...  ::)
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Re: Had my first good night's sleep, for ages, and I'm quite surprised.
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 09:17:47 AM »
Quote from Jane.

"Shit... this is bloody amazing!"  :)
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2015, 14:15:54 PM »
Day 5. If they ever invent a suit, that does this for your whole body, I'll get six. :)
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse