LOVING my TENS unit !!!!!!

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_Christina
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   Posted 2/2/2012 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I got a tens unit at my pm last time I went. I LOVE it. O my gosh, it works great. I've put it on nearly every afternoon and turn it on and off and on all evening.
_christina
"Life seems a little easier when you remember to breathe"

Dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis 2008
Bipolar 2 2006 (symptoms since 1993)
Fibromialgia 2010
Gluten senitivity 2010
Sleep apneia 2007

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/2/2012 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
…that's great Christina! yeah tongue yeah

Did he script it for you, and can you keep it….or was there a cost for it? I wonder if this might help me!

…at this point I would try anything! rolleyes

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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/2/2012 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
SE they do sell these on Amazon with out a script...I got my first one off
Amazon and had it programed by a chiropractor and it works better than
the second unit I got from Physical Therapy...Just make sure to get extra pads...

Christina, I'm glad it's working so good for you, mine worked great for a few months and then
not so great...I still use it every once in awhile but, it just doesn't provide great relief like it used too...
Many many well wishes to you...Hope it works good for you for many years...
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   Posted 2/2/2012 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Chart…I have one of those….but Im thinking this is the professional type that is much different. They cost on the hundreds and thousands sometimes, but can be scripted.

…or I could be totally wrong! wink

SE
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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/2/2012 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think you can purchase the professional units, usually the PT's can order the small/portable sized units...
which they then in turn can program for you, I wonder if she/Christine has the implanted one...
If profession units could be sold then they would be very very pricey...in the thousand dollars range...
and a license might be needed to buy those...
Chrintina is your a portable or a very big profession tens unit???
and many well wishes to you on this hun, may it always work for you....
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   Posted 2/3/2012 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news Christina.

SE - are there companies that hire them?
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_Christina
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   Posted 2/3/2012 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Its an Empi Select Unit, and I can adjust the impulse myself. I got 2 reusable pads as well, and I figured out that if I wet the gel it gets sticky again.
I got the kit straight from the clinic, but got a phone call from the company saying that I get a free month with the kit, then if I like it I can rent it through my health insurance and have a small copay, or purchase it and the the health insurance will also cover that.
I'm gonna go for the purchase of course!!
I change the impulse strength regularly, and change locations as well. I turn it on and off not going for more than 20 minutes at a time.

The PM gave it to me when I was in because the inflammation level is up in my system, driving my joints nuts. I have inflammation in my left hip making me uncomfortable in whatever position I am, no matter what. My rheumatologist is switching me from DMRDs to biologics, but now I am at the spot between one drug and the next. Ugh.
_christina
"Life seems a little easier when you remember to breathe"

Dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis 2008
Bipolar 2 2006 (symptoms since 1993)
Fibromialgia 2010
Gluten senitivity 2010
Sleep apneia 2007
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