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11-04-2004, 01:00 PM
I'm in love!!! :bow: Today I got this thermapaq or somethingorother heating pad that you can heat up in the microwave or put in the freezer...and it's got this neato clay stuff inside so it kinda molds to your body. My Chris accused me of sounding like a commercial, but I had to tell anyway. Has anyone else used these? :woohoo: I feel much better.
11-04-2004, 01:02 PM
Oh that sounds awesome! Where can you buy this? Is it in most drugstores or is it available on-line or....?
Sounds very nice. Does it give more warmth than a normal heating pad? I find that conventional heating pads don't give me enough heat to really help so that's why I'm always using a hot water bottle instead. Does this type of heating pad get hotter?
11-04-2004, 01:13 PM
I found mine in Wal Mart....I figure if they have it in a small-town MS Wal mart, they'll have it at other drugstores too. As for the heat issue, I have the same problem with conventional heating pads. I microwaved mine a little longer than it said, but it's working wonders. Be careful! I hope it works for you too!
11-04-2004, 01:15 PM
Thank you so much, Holly! :) I will have to go try to find that at my local Wal-mart! It sounds really great! And I'm really happy it is helping you feel better!
11-04-2004, 02:07 PM
I bought a heating pad from bed bath and beyond and I love it so much. It heats up a lot. It turns off after so long in case I fall asleep with it on. It's not a portable one, but that does sound really cool. My mom has bought me those ones that you open up and put on your stomach. I might have to try this other kind though. Chelsey
11-04-2004, 02:23 PM
Does the heating pad that you heat in the microwave last long? I havent been able to buy any heating pads, because heat just seems to bother me more, but now my stomach is acting up so I have been using those cramp/period heating pads.
11-04-2004, 03:02 PM
I've had to reheat it for a couple of times, but it stays hot somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour after heat...I had to heat it a bit longer than recommended....it's especially useful if you have someone at your beck and call to heat it once an hour. (even if he's a butt sometimes my bf is an angel right now.)
11-04-2004, 03:28 PM
I have one too, but I'm not so crazy about mine. I do have to reheat it every 30 min or so, which stinks since I mostly use it at work, and since I already spend about 5-10 min an hour in the bathroom I can't spend another 8 min in front of the microwave. I also find that the gel stuff kind of pools where I don't want it to. But that's JMO :). I want to get one of the buckwheat ones . . .
11-04-2004, 05:48 PM
WoW this is great information. I will try to get one as well. My husband is always on my case about leaving the heating pad on, he thinks the house will burn down? I just cant live with out mine. Does any one know if it can cause any kind of health damage? That has always been in back of my mind.
11-04-2004, 06:00 PM
:) Hi there. I just wanted to post and let you all know that I have started a new home based business selling a fairly new and innovative idea. They're called "Corn Bags". They're a flannel pillow looking item filled with home grown Iowa seed corn. You warm the bag in the microwave for approximately 3-4 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave and you have a warm and toasty cordless, go any where heating pad for all the aches and pains of IC, Fibro, migraines, menstrual cramps, back aches, etc. Send me a private message or email me at TRACYBEST1@MSN.COM if you're interested. They sell for $15 + the cost of shipping. They're quite the "hot" item around here. Business is really starting to pick up with the holidays just around the corner.
By the way this clay heating pad does sound interesting. I hope it works well for you and if you're unhappy with it, give one of my corn bags a try, okay?
11-05-2004, 12:34 AM
Just wanted to let you know that Tracy's cornbags really are AWESOME. I encourage those of you who are looking for alternative heating pads to give them a try. They are nice and cuddly, and you can mold them to get the heat exactly where you need it. When used properly the heat lasts and lasts. She also makes smaller ones that can be used over the eyes during headaches and sinus congestion, or on the back of the neck during tension and/or disc problems. In addition, I like that they're made of all natural materials (cotton flannel and natural seed corn from Iowa). Plus, she'll make them in whatever pattern you like!!!!! :D
(Tracy -- just had to give these things an extra plug... hope you don't mind ;) )
11-05-2004, 07:00 AM
So I guess it's not popping corn, huh? I love my heating pad! In the winter I use it sometimes just to get warm.
11-05-2004, 09:12 AM
I always tease my hubby for using the wrong tool for the right job. Now, he teases me when I use the microwave stadium cushion as a heating pad or to warm up the bed. I heat it in the MW for about 4 minutes, slip it in this soft lamby-fleece sleeve thingy and then it lasts for 2 1/2 or 3 hours. It's about the same size as the hot pack that comes in the pyrex casserole carrier ( you know, the one you take to potlucks). I haven't tried that one, but bet it would work if you wrapped it in a towel after the MW.
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