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Did you all get a script from your uro for the tens unit? I want one soooo badly. MY pt used one on me and it was wonderful but I want one for everyday.
03-27-2006, 11:05 AM
Yes, I did. A doc needs to prescribe it.
03-27-2006, 07:53 PM
loro - like we discussed in pm, you can buy a TENS unit online without a prescription these days. They can't hurt you one way or another, so I don't understand why your uro or PT is putting up a fuss (except if one of the electrodes comes loose and shocks the heck out of your armpit! LOL). I was looking around the web for you to see what was the best - There's all these 2nd generation contraptions out now, it's hard to know what's what. If I see something I'll pm you.
03-28-2006, 01:28 AM
Where can you buy a tens without a script? I don't know of any web sites that allow this?
03-28-2006, 01:29 AM
Neither do I. Most legitimate sites ask you to fax or mail a copy of your prescription to them before they will ship your order.
Well I did find a few the best one I found was treats two pain areas.
Pulse rate adjustment:
0-100mA (500 ohms load)
250 micro seconds Fixed
Continuous, Burst and Modulation
Burst: One burst per second - pulses within each burst adjustable by pulse rate control.
Modulation: Automatically modulates from 250 micro seconds down 100% and back. Modulation time is 5 seconds.
Continuous: Continuous Stimulation
Biphasic Asymmetrical rectangular
9v PP3 Battery
Size: 6.3cm x 8.5cm x 2.3cm
(2 1/2" x 3 5/16" x 7/8")
Output Jack Size: Touchproof
Removable Belt Clip.
1. Soft Carrying Pouch
3. 4 Self adhesive electrodes
They charge 23 dollars for 12 electrodes. and the shipping came out to be 9 dollars the unit itslef waws 43 dollars.
03-28-2006, 06:30 AM
Those prices sound reasonable. Are they letting you buy the tens without a script? If so could you pm me the web site? Hope you have good luck with it.
Well I bought one and it should arive by Tuesady I will let you all know how well it works for me I need some relief here
03-29-2006, 06:22 PM
loro, sorry I didn't get back to you. They all pretty much work the same. Remember about the electrodes - store in the refrig and if they aren't sticking well, just put a tiny bit of water on them.
It's ok I ordered it in the middle of the night I have been in ecellerated pain ever since I got back from my 3 day EEG in the hospital.I decided to just go for it because the pain is getting unbarable.
04-02-2006, 12:06 AM
loro - did you get your TENS unit and is it helping?
I just got it and I have to say after using it once it did help. It was not much improvement but i only used it for 30 min before dinner. I imagine if I use it again after dinner for longer peroids of time it would give me more relief. My instructions say to change the path varing it up after 30-45 min. I will experiment more with it tomorow. THe one I got came with a manual with diagrams on where to put them for diffrent problems. I am going to take it into my PT and see if she can help me place them in the most effective places for my type of pain. I don't know if she will because she was not very helpfull in me getting one but it is worth the try. I have to say I have not been very impressed with the therapy I am getting from her compared to the person I used to see when I was in LA. I went to cardenas and I have to say it was the best i have had. They were very sensitive and very knowlageble there. I would have immediate pain relief from the massage. There was more internal massage then relying on the machines. My therapist now has not done any pF massage. I know I am in a holding pattern that I need to get out of and I don't rember what fully relaxed feels like because it has been so long. I am going to have to have a talk with her the next time I go in. The terrible thing is there aren't any other theripsits I know of that do that kind of thing in my area so it's not like I can just go someplace else.
04-03-2006, 01:21 PM
Glad you are having some help with the tens. Have you tried leaving it on 24/7? That is what I do. Hated taking it off and I can sleep much better. Don't toss and turn all night with it on.
well I have a lot of anxiety about wearing it because of my history of epilepsy. I allways toss and turn in the night so I don't know if I could wear it when i sleep. I need to get over my anxiety about being hocked up to an electic device before I wear it for longer lenghts of time. I feel lots of electricity thro my body with out it so I freak out.
04-07-2006, 10:18 PM
loro - I don't know if i'd wear it at night. The electrodes can come off too easily and give you the shock of your life in the middle of the night. It's not dangerous, I just wouldn't want to be jolted out of a good sleep like that!
yeah theres no way i could wear it in my sleep I am not comfortable with it yet. I do have the self adhesive ones so i don't use the jell and they seem to say in place pretty well. I have never had any slipage but i still don't feel quite comfortable with it just yet.
04-08-2006, 07:32 AM
I use the large bandaids to help keep the electrodes on so they never come off. I was afraid to use it at night at first too. Thought I would break it if I rolled over on it. I've had a few times where I slept on it but never broke it. I never sleep well enough anyway, so when I roll over I just pick it up and have it go along with me. It does take time to get use to it.
I was thinking maybe I have a lot of electricity in me because of using the tens for so long. Everytime I touch the stove or something I get a little spark. Hey, I could light up the tv and save on electricity. :bonk:
04-09-2006, 11:14 PM
pottywoman - did your PT give you the thumbs up to use your TEN 24/7? I haven't used mine for awhile, and it was for something else, but it seemed that my body built up a resistance and I had to keep turning it up higher and higher. Just thought I'd ask.
04-10-2006, 08:39 AM
Stephanie, yes my PT said I could use it 24/7 and that was I think 8 years ago. Only went twice in the beginning for her to show me how to use it. So far I've left it at the same settings.
04-10-2006, 03:42 PM
for those looking for a tens, there are manymany sites you can get one without a script.. But you will get the best buy on Ebay.. My tens is an Epix one of the best made and I got it,, the case and a ton of pads on ebay for 75 bucks when my damn insurance refused to pay for one they had prescribed for me.. The sent me a piece of junk instead so I just went on ebay and found a great one at a great price.. Ebay is also the cheapest place to get your replacement pads, I get them cheaper there than it would cost for my co-pay on insurance..
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