I had a friend that removed springs out of her mattress, and it worked?!? I will ask her how she did this, but I know she did it in a way where it didnt wreck the matress, but maybe you can only do this with certain matresses.
Anyways, when I was pregnant with my kids, I stole a futon matress from my brother's old futon in my dad's basement, and I put it over my matress and it worked great. But after several years of my back getting worse, my dad gave me his king size pillow top bed w/matress, so it's no longer a problem for me, but I did suffer before for many years. But as someone posted, their's web places (freecycle)where you can get things for free, my neighbor had to move away from her husband unexpected and her and her kids had nothing, and she got a whole house set for free and clothes and toys, they're used stuff most of the time, but they're always in very good shape and sometimes never used, and very expensive things sometimes too.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa