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Ginny
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   Posted 10/17/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
HOLY SMACKERS!!! I found a cure for my lower back pain!  My mom has a 3 inch thick, memory foam mattress cover. She gave it to me a few days ago because my back is in such hideous horrible pain. We thought, what the heck, let's try it and see what happens. 
 
Well, I woke up this morning for the first time in a year, with no back pain!  I was able to get out of bed, and stand up straight with no stiffness or pain!  I was shocked. I actually had a really good sleep last night too. 
 
If you can get your hands on one of these (and they're not expensive), I'd recommend it!  I feel like doing the "happy dance"! yeah
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


AustenFan
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   Posted 10/17/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, this might be a dumb question, but did it have a "chemical" smell?  I bought a memory foam pillow last year but took it back because it had a strong smell.
 
Does anyone know if the smell dissipates after a bit?  I've heard other people rave about the mattress covers too, but I was afraid to spend the money and then not be able to use it.
 
I'm glad it worked for you ginny.  I know how horrible back pain can be.  :-)
 
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 10/17/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   

I bought a fiber bed cover a few months ago, it's 3" high. My DH and I have very bad backs and this has made a difference. We were hopeful, but not optimistic, but it has been such a nice surprise. I still don't sleep thru the night, but it is so much more comfortable on my back. My DH used to get up to sleep on the couch, now he sleeps in the bed. I haven't smelled anything odd about it, and my sense of smell is always ON. They had a sale at Linens N Things so we got it for under $100. They are going out of business, so they are selling off stock, this might be the time to check for bedding and such.

God bless.  Alice.


donnaeil
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   Posted 10/17/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the entire memory foam mattress. I will get my daughter the 3 - 4 inch topper because she is always trying to hog my bed.

I love to sleep in mine also.

Donnaeil

Smiley123
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   Posted 10/17/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought a 3" foam mattress toper at Overstock.com for about $100 when my mattress needed replacing and we couldn't afford a new one. I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a try. I too experienced immediate relief. Three years later (a couple months ago) I replaced it with another also around $100 from Overstock. This time, the offer included 2 foam pillows also. They're great too! There is a chemical smell, but it goes away fairly quickly (a day or two). Believe me, it is worth it. I just feel craddled in comfort. It supports your entire body and gives so much relief to tender points. No back pain in the morning either.

I'm lucky, I guess, in that I have a colleague at work who also has Fibro. We're constantly comparing symptoms and sharing tips. She has extremly senstive allergies and her face turns red the minute anyone sprays cleaners in our office (Windex, Pledge, etc). I shared the info about the mattress topper but shared my worry that the smell might be intolerable for her. I brought one of the foam pillows for her to take home and try. She loved it and is going to purchase a topper for her bed.

I love being able to share info that helps her. I strongly recommend this product.

Smiley

Marlee2
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   Posted 10/18/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
When you got your toppers how long did you leave it out to breathe and come back to shape before you slept on them??? I got one quite awhile ago and I thought it felt hard so I returned it. My niece said maybe I didn't give it enough time to get it's shape back cause she loves hers.
 
I'm going to get a great big box and fill it with cotton balls and make a nest in it. turn
 
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Jokat
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   Posted 10/18/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   

I also bought a memory foam topper last year. It did have a chemical smell for a week or two. It seems to help. I think next I will buy a memory foam mattress.

 


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Smiley123
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   Posted 10/18/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not real sensitive to smells so we were able to sleep on it the first ngiht, even though it did have a slight scent. Since I take Ambien, it didn't bother me during the night.

Neither of mine have been hard. I put them out on the bed and left them alone all day. Then just before bedtime, I made up the bed. The instructions do say to unpack it and not to unfold it -- to let it unfold itself. It unfolded most of the way rather quickly but I think it took a few hours to completely unfold -- sorry, I really didn't pay much attention to it. Mine is a Sealy, don't know if that makes a difference.

You know Marlee, with my luck, the cotton balls would get all wadded up and press on my tender points! :)

I'm going to try the supplements you recommend in the Fibro 101 section... malic and magnesium. I'm excited about trying them.

lucysgd
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   Posted 10/18/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I bought a one and half inch memory foam mattress cover from Target for $60 and took it with me on vacation. It came with a nice fleecy zippered cover which I washed before using, and I let the foam pad air out for a couple days before we packed it back up and left (it did have an odor when I first opened it up). I have a keen sense of smell and am bothered by things other people don't even notice. Plus, I know that off-gassing just isn't healthy. Anyway - I never noticed a smell at all while using it and it was a tremendous help for my fibro and bad back while traveling and having to sleep on different beds. I would highly recommend one! I bought one for my son's girlfriend to take when they go camping as she has some fibro problems as well, and she was amazed at the difference it makes. I bought the twin size in the 1 1/2 inch simply because it was less bulky for travel. For use at home - I'd go for full size in the 2-3 inch depth - and will, when the new mattress at home becomes less comfy.
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VaVoa
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   Posted 10/19/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG, I love memory foam!!  After going through a mattress a year, we finally found a pillow top memory foam mattress and every night I get into bed and say ahhhhhhh!!!  Coupled with my heated mattress pad, I'm in heaven!
I bought a 3 inch memory foam topper for my mattress in my RV.  It's not quite as comfy as my regular bed, but it's MUCH better than the mattress without it.  Camping season is now over, but both hubby and I decided that next spring we will be investing in a new memory foam mattress for the RV!!

Ginny
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   Posted 10/19/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm still "mostly" pain free since sleeping on the memory foam.  I have used a memory foam pillow for years for my bad neck. Why I never thought to use one on the bed is beyond me! 
 
I don't notice the bad smell, but I didn't get it new.  It's my mom's so it might have had a bad odour, it doesn't now. 
 
I just love how it cradles the entire body!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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