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Lonibel
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   Posted 12/17/2006 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot who said they were having trouble slipping down on the wedge pillow:  I had tried one for weeks before someone told me to put the wedge BETWEEN my mattress and box spring.  A much better arrangement.

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/17/2006 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there. I also at first put wedges between my mattress and box spring. But my primary doctor said that this is not a good idea and this is not the proper positioning for optimum health (she said that I have to put cinder blocks under a bed frame)...So then I just recently switched to putting wood blocks in my bed frame, under the box spring (I had help with this). I guess I shouldn't really call it a bed frame. It's just the metal rods that attach to each other to make a rectangle and fit the box spring in them. Hhope that makes sense! -friendlygal

ilovecats94
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   Posted 12/18/2006 11:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a wedge pillow I got from Penney's and I put my pillow on top of it and I don't slip at all. It works really great for me. I have a queen sized bed and it wouldn't work as this is a pillow with a zippered case and it wouldn't go under the mattress. That would really be awkward. I love my pillow, though.

I still struggle with GERD due to a husband who doesn't understand that things like chili kill my GERD and put me in a GERD/heartburn flare.

I'm on 30 mg. of Prevacid SoluTab and I only eat once a day. I thought the med would work better than it does and this is the second PPI I have been on since April.

Take care,
Faye

FMS: Prozac, Xanax, Diclofenac, Cytotec, Lortab.

Other meds: Prevacid, Cytomel, Detrol, Reglan, Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex, Lipitor.


friendlygal
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   Posted 12/19/2006 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
ilovecats94 said...
I have a wedge pillow I got from Penney's and I put my pillow on top of it and I don't slip at all. It works really great for me. I have a queen sized bed and it wouldn't work as this is a pillow with a zippered case and it wouldn't go under the mattress. That would really be awkward. I love my pillow, though.

I still struggle with GERD due to a husband who doesn't understand that things like chili kill my GERD and put me in a GERD/heartburn flare.

I'm on 30 mg. of Prevacid SoluTab and I only eat once a day. I thought the med would work better than it does and this is the second PPI I have been on since April.

Take care,
Faye

Everything I read says that if you have gerd you should eat small portions, many times a day.  So maybe if you eat more than that will help you out more.

Lonibel
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   Posted 12/19/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My wedge pillow between the mattress and box spring is IN ADDITION to the 6" wooden blocks under the frame of my bed. So, FriendlyGal, I'm not sure what objection your doctor would have to that?

Lonibel

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/20/2006 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Lonibel said...
My wedge pillow between the mattress and box spring is IN ADDITION to the 6" wooden blocks under the frame of my bed. So, FriendlyGal, I'm not sure what objection your doctor would have to that?

Lonibel
Oh, ok.  I thought it was instead of the wooden blocks.  I can still ask her that she thinks about it...She is not always right, but I'm wondering what she would think.  Thanks for clarifying!

ilovecats94
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   Posted 12/28/2006 1:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Friendlygal,
I can't eat small portions during the day because I have gastroparesis and have to take Reglan before I eat. Also I'm on insulin and it just wouldn't work out for me.

I realize from all the night coughing I have had for years that I have had GERD for a long time, just never knew about it until I got the horrible chest pains this year and things just got so much worse.

I don't even get up until 11 AM or around there. I think I'm doing fairly well, but I do realize that I have to stay on a GERD diet to make everything work right.

Take care,
Faye

FMS: Prozac, Xanax, Diclofenac, Cytotec, Lortab.

Other meds: Prevacid, Cytomel, Detrol, Reglan, Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex, Lipitor.


Contour
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   Posted 1/3/2007 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Placing the wedge pillow between the boxspring and top mattress should definitely help with stability and comfort.  This way, your still lying on the top mattress surface, sheets and all.
 
The Mattress Genie wedge lift may help - it's an inflatable wedge that sits between the boxsprin and mattress and inflates to the proper position when you need it. Because it's adjustable, it's easier to find the right level of elevation for your situation.  Here is some additional information on the Genie wedge lift.
 
Also, some additional sources:
 
 
 

friendlygal
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   Posted 1/3/2007 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Contour said...
Placing the wedge pillow between the boxspring and top mattress should definitely help with stability and comfort.  This way, your still lying on the top mattress surface, sheets and all.
 
The Mattress Genie wedge lift may help - it's an inflatable wedge that sits between the boxsprin and mattress and inflates to the proper position when you need it. Because it's adjustable, it's easier to find the right level of elevation for your situation.  Here is some additional information on the Genie wedge lift.
 
Also, some additional sources:
 
 
 
Thanks for that info...well, my primary doctor said that it shouldn't be placed between the mattress and the box spring.
 
so, honestly, this is all very confusing to me that my doctors don't seem to say the same things i'm hearing on these posts (about anything..sigh...)...

Lonibel
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   Posted 1/3/2007 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
friendlygal,

Why not? Did your doctor give a reason?
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