Tens machine blue sensitive pads

Hi all today I ordered a pack of 4 blue tens machine pads £13 with postage and packing. As someone on partime 20 hours a week I find this is a lot of money to be out.

Yes the Tens machine helps not with pain but when my legs are heavy .Oh and then theres the micro pore tape as well. You would think that people with neuropathic pain would get this paid for. Does anyone else feel the same ?

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  • Hello Pirate

    BOB here

    I was wondering regards pads etc, can we get them on prescription, also if we need to buy them can we go to a chemist and claim VAT back.

    Just some ideas will try myself as I am over sixty

    All the best

    BOB

  • Hi Bob no to prescription and as for vat well i cant see it. as for my age am 58 soon to be 59.

  • Hi Pirate what is the difference between the blue and normal colour pads and what tens machine do you have ? Im curiouss :)

  • Hi Nunn as for the blue pads these are for sensitive skin and I prefer these over the black ones that I used to have. As for the Tens machine its a "med_fit 1" this has two enables two leads one either side at the top of the tens machine so its 2 blue pads for each lead making 4 in total. This in turn needs plenty of Micropore tape in order to stick the pads to both my legs.I hope that this helps you .

  • Hello Pirate

    BOB here

    Yes if you are disabled and you require modifications to your home for example a bathroom that is purchased nil Vat as I have done it before at my old address, handrails and riser seats are the same

    I am now 63 and do not pay for prescriptions , will have to have words with doctor, you never know

    All the best

    BOB

  • Hi Bob as yet no modifications are needed.

    Up here in Scotland all prescriptions are free.

    Thanks for your imput Bob.

    Hope this finds you on a good day .

  • Hello pirate

    All the best

    BOB

  • Hi Pirate

    I haven't used my TENS for ages but like you had to buy the blue pads as I was allergic to the normal ones. It does feel like a lot of money to splash out on. I bet if TENS and the pads were on prescription we'd only be able to get a specific type of machine (I tried a couple of models out before buying but only got on with one) and the cheapest, itchiest pads. I got quite good at shopping around for micropore - supermarket own brands were sometimes cheaper, likewise for stick-on heat pads, which are sometimes on special offer in places like ASDA.

    Hope you are getting some relief anyway.

  • Teadrinker hi like you I found that Asda was the best for micropore. As for the tens machine am glad to say that when my legs are heavy it helps them, wish I could say the same or when they are sore as they are more often sore than heavy.

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