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    about 20 miles outside Dallas, TX

    TENs unit and prescription

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    I keep finding divergent info on needing a prescription for a TENs unit. Some places (not vendors) say you do need one, some say you do not. What have ya'll found and are there any TENs like units that definitely do not need a prescription?
    Currently dealing with IC (diagnosed May 2001), Fibromyalgia (January 2000) and ADHD (1998 sometime) and vulvodynia (Jan. 08)

    I work in the schools helping students with disabilities. I am a speech language pathologist working as an Assistive Technology Specialist. A very do-able job with IC.


    Meds that I take:
    Elmiron 2 x day ; Effexor XR 37.5 ; Ritalin;
    Nasonex; Atarax 10 mg (night); Lidocaine 5%; monthly B-12 shots; Pyridium as needed

    Meds I am trying

    Supplements that help:

    Condroitin Sulfate; Calcium Citrate; Magnesium Glycinate; Olive Leaf Extract; daily probiotic

    Other treatments that help:
    Physical Therapy for PFD; Massage for Fibro; Chiropractic for Fibro; IF Unit (like a tens unit) for pain

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    The simplest thing is to ask your doctor to order one for you so you can try it. I know when I asked at our local medical supply places, I was told a prescription is a requirement. I would be very hesitant to purchase one from a place where they bypass this requirement --- I'm very cautious.

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