Heated mattress pad?

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Acheybody
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   Posted 5/14/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody use a heated mattress pad?  I'm thinking of buying one but don't want to get burned lol
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AustenFan
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   Posted 5/14/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm, I answered this earlier, but it didn't show up for me, so I apologize if this is a double post.

Yes, I used one for several years and loved it. I had to stop last year because my body got so sensitive that I could feel the electric cords in it. I don't think "normal" people can feel them, but it did get to where they bothered me. The heat was very comfy, and the one I had had dual controls. It was much more comfortable than an electric blanket, which I found to be too heavy on top of me.

Since I had to quit using the mattress pad, I bought some micro-fiber sheets (I got mine at Walmart). They are soooo soft and warm. When it is really cold outside, I put a heating pad (one that has automatic shut-off in case I fall asleep) at my feet. If you can't tolerate the mattress pad, I've found this solution to be a pretty close second.

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   Posted 5/14/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I liked your little pun, get burned. lol...

The only thing that I have for heat is the bed buddies. You can put them where you want. But I am having hot flashes and night sweats, so I am very warm in bed.

I hope that you find that it works for you. I would probably be bothered by the cables running through it as Austen mentioned, and yes the blankets are heavy. But it might work well for you.

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kathydownunder
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   Posted 5/14/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I love mine really love mine, since getting fibro I have found I can not stand for my legs to get cold and with out my heating I freeze. We have a frost here this moring and very few blankets on the bed. Yes the wiring can get uncomfortable, but the pain I suffer without it is worn being uncomfortable. Mine has three heat setting and I only use the lowest because I can not stand it too hot. For me it helps with the pain [winter is my pain time] just by laying on it I pain eases.

Kathy

hopegirl
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   Posted 5/14/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have one, I really like it and I use it often, I think I need a new one though, my side doesn't seem to get as hot as my husbands anymore.
 
 
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Acheybody
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   Posted 5/14/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, everyone. I hadn't thought of the electric cords angle, that probably makes it a no-no for me, being a sensitive princess and all :( Hopefully the cords on top won't be a problem because I just ordered an electric blanket. You never know until you try with fibro!
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 5/14/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I used one for about a year after the waterbed died. I need the warmth under me instead of over as it is absorbed better into
the joints. Now MR. WATERBED is alive and kicking and I am so grateful, that year without it was one of the most painful I've
ever spent.

SillyMe2
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   Posted 5/14/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't take the added heat or the feel of cords and wires. More so since I seem to have entered the Big M stage. I did find that some of my internal heat was due to the cholesterol medication, Low Vit D, and the Savella. I was cold for the first time since last August. Now instead of an all day internal furnace I get flashes like I'm supposed to lol. Much better. Now if I can get the voodoo pains to stop because the Savella works on everything except that.

Nana Monster
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   Posted 5/15/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Try putting a blanket over the heated pad then you don't feel the wires. That's what I did.

Statgeek
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   Posted 5/15/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
waterbed? how interesting. I did not know waterbeds existed anymore. How do you like it?

btw: I use a heating pad every night. It is not big enough though to reach all the spots that hurt and it is the biggest I could find. Maybe a mattress pad would be a better idea . . .
Sue

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   Posted 5/15/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I love my heated mattress pad in the winter. I turn it on about 30 minutes before I get in bed and it feels so good getting in a warm bed!

The wires did bother me too and I ended up putting another regular mattress pad over the heated one and now I don't feel the wires.

Achey - princess is right - it always reminds me of the princess and the pea!
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Acheybody
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   Posted 5/15/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah! It always amazes me that these things don't bother most people!!
  Achey 
 
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    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
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