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Hot water bottles

Karenwelsh
Karenwelsh

Hi all hope yr all staying g safe and well . Im on day 12 of 12.5 mg well I think I am every day the same as moment. Have spent last few days cwtched up to hot water bottles and electric blanket only thing that seems to keep pain to a minimum along with paracetamol. Even thou we have snow in wales at moment seriously thinking it time to get hot tub back out, the way my luck goes probably get in and not be able to get out again🤣. Never mind few more days and will speak to dr

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Ooops sorry cwtched is welsh word for cuddle

I use a heat pad when not lying in bed and a hot water bottle in bed. Or at least I did use a hot water bottle until it leaked. Unfortunately this happened on my husbands side of the bed as did the one we had before. Now I am a bit worried about getting another one!

squashie
squashie in reply to Koalajane

Half your luck . It's forecast to be 40C here today (Melbourne) and is quite humid.

You are just showing off squashie! 😉

Not really. All we can do is to hunker down inside with the aircon.

My family are in Coffs Harbour/ Sawtell, I remember how 40 c feels, it is no joke.

Not so bad if it's a clear heat -it's the humidity that's the killer - something we never used to get this far South.

Like breathing in kettle steam.

diana1998
diana1998 in reply to squashie

Hate humidity. Saps all one's strength. Lived in Brazil in 1968 and was so glad to return to the UK on 1st April and see snow! All my energy came rushing back. Since lived in Madrid.. A nice dry heat there.

My son in Melbourne was waxing lyrical about the wonderful temps of -30 degrees that he enjoyed when he lived in Moscow.

My daughter who lives in Norway is similarly enthusiastic for the very cold and clear as opposed to our mild and damp. She was going away for a couple of days at an ice hotel last time we Skyped - I said she'd better take a hot water bottle - not!

Sparky20
Sparky20 in reply to Koalajane

Hello I bought a heat pad it is in the shape of a hot water bottle red in colour good size and it heats up very fast and switches it self off after 90 min. a long electrical lead on it. it is great. I got it on special offer at Lloyds chemist for 18.00 , Amazon sell them as well but cost a bit more. shop around. .👍

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to Koalajane

Get a hi-tech one you heat in the oven/microwave or a rechareable electric one - nothing to leak ...

See Sparky20 beat me to it!

I have just gone to get a hot water bottle. It just sounded so nice and my feet are cold. You have had such a lot of pain in recent weeks. It really doesn’t have to be this bad, in fact it shouldn’t be. It doesn’t sound as if the inflammation has settled enough to be tapering at all. I think I went down in 1 mg drops at 15 mgs, 2.5mgs would have felt too steep. Give your self permission to wait, it is more likely to work. Sending you a cwtched.

Oh.....a hot tub sounds bliss! I love my hot-water bottle more than my husband sometimes 😄 just for the soothing, warming and comforting feelings it brings. Warm wheat bags also really help and are easier to position around shoulders etc, and I also have a long thin hot-water bottle that I can lay down along the length of me. Really nice. 🙂 Next thing on my list....an electric blanket! Any recommendations happily received.

123-go
123-go in reply to Kendrew

I used to love my electric blanket but had to give that up when I bought a memory foam mattress topper (not compatible), but the topper is SO comfortable that I've never looked back. I do use a microwaveable wheat bag at bedtime and very often during the day.

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to 123-go

Didn't realise they weren't compatible with memory foam. I'm not sure why though?

123-go
123-go in reply to Kendrew

It's something to do with the heat of the blanket altering the shape of the topper which defeats the object of 'memory' foam. I'm not sure, but I don't think it's an issue of safety. You can use a heated over blanket but you would need to use a top sheet. We did invest in an over blanket years ago but I didn't like it because the sheet reduced the coziness of the duvet (and involved more washing!).Decisions, decisions. 😀

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to 123-go

Haha! Quite....decisions, decisions!😄

JanetRosslyn
JanetRosslyn in reply to Kendrew

Good morning Kendrew.

We have a wonderful dual-controlled electric underblanket. Dreamland Intelliheat.

Hubby has his side on for five minutes at level 1 (barely there in my opinion). I have my side on for an hour at level 5 (toasty). It has an extra warm panel at the bottom to keep your feet lovely and warm. It also has a fast pre-heat option, and it can turn itself off automatically after 1 or 9 hours! Marvellous.

It is machine-washable, and when the controller on my side broke after three years of use we were able to just buy another controller and plug that in!

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to JanetRosslyn

Oh, that sounds rather nice! Thankyou for information.

MrsNails
MrsNails in reply to Kendrew

I had a lovely heat pad when l was on Chemo (the bone pain was 😖) l got it in John Lewis, l’ll have a look & let you know....

johnlewis.com/dreamland-hea...

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to MrsNails

Morning MrsNails. Thankyou for that. I hadn't thought about a heat pad.

MrsNails
MrsNails in reply to Kendrew

I should get mine out as it’d help my legs! Hope you’re doing OK 🙏🏼

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to MrsNails

Not too bad thankyou. On my slow taper from 12.5mg to 12mg. Taking it really steady this time. Loving my gentle yoga for osteoporosis too. Floods have subsided, no snow sadly, but sun is shining, I slept 5hrs and today is a good day.😃 I hope you're doing ok too?....and your health is being reasonably kind to you.

MrsNails
MrsNails in reply to Kendrew

We’re well snowed up ⛄️ glad your floods have subsided 🙏🏼

Shins are very painful, the other leg has come out in sympathy now!

Rearranged a Guest Room yesterday, did it on Paper first 😉 so now l have my dressing room back & managed to keep the bed! MrE did the moving, l supervised but l’m so pleased 😁

I’ve been on extra Pred, can’t you tell! 😉

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to MrsNails

Going to PM.

123-go
123-go in reply to MrsNails

You've done better than me. My ideas are in my mind but you've inspired me to get them down on paper.

Floridafan
Floridafan in reply to MrsNails

That’s the one I have, best thing I ever bought. I couldn’t do without it now. It helps me get to sleep and I use it during the day sometimes as it helps me relax.

Pr0jection
Pr0jection in reply to Kendrew

IMHO a dual control electric blanket. Even though we live in Cyprus the winters can be very cold inside our concrete fridges (most of the houses have no insulation) so for us an electric blanket is the best. When I get up for a pee break during the night I switch the blanket back on. Absolute bliss, and very good to do just before you get up in the mornings. It seems to calm any first thing aches and pains. Well, that's my excuse! I occasionally cuddle a hot water bottle when I'm watching TV.

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to Pr0jection

Thankyou. Really appreciate your help.

diana1998
diana1998 in reply to Kendrew

Once you have an electric blanket, you will never look back. The joy of getting into a warm bed is immense and very soothing.

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to diana1998

Just thinking about that sounds bliss. I used to have one on my bed as a little girl but very primitive compared to today's by sounds of it. It had to be switched off before you lay on it or else you could damage the wiring and cause it to 'short out' which could make it spark and set fire to the bed!!! That would be warm!!😄😄 I like the thought of being able to leave them on. Does yours go under or over you?

MrsNails
MrsNails in reply to Kendrew

I think l could use it either way - my mind has ‘melted’ a bit since then 😉 but l mainly had it on top as it was the bones in my legs that hurt the most.....

diana1998
diana1998 in reply to Kendrew

Under. Hubby dislikes them so on my side only! If I rest on bed pm I put it straight on and heats up fast. Put in on in night if cold. Quite safe. Jack frost was on the window when I was a child, no ch and freezing cold. Vest with sleeves and a liberty bodice to keep the chest warm!! Brought up tough after the war. 👍💪

Pr0jection
Pr0jection in reply to diana1998

Ha ha, me too. I remember having frost on the inside of the windows by my bed. Liberty bodices....... that takes me back and the vests had a slight yellowish tinge to them if I remember correctly. Gosh, we are so lucky nowadays. My thermal vests are M & S white, smooth, silky ones.

diana1998
diana1998 in reply to Pr0jection

But not good to give in all ch heating of course!!

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to diana1998

Brrrrr! I do actually remember ice on inside of my bedroom window and no central heating.....just mum getting up early to light the coal fire before we got up for school.

diana1998
diana1998 in reply to Kendrew

We had a tiny coke fire in the corner of the classroom and had to clap our hands for 5 minutes to warm them up! Wow... Unthinkable for today's kids.

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to diana1998

Haha! There's a minimum temperature for early years settings now. If it drops lower, supposed to close. Never happens though, and of course the emphasis during covid is ventilation, ventilation ventilation!! So windows doors open everywhere in school!🥶🥶🥶

Harrywogan
Harrywogan in reply to Kendrew

That takes me back Kendrew my home was just the same we ended up with mums coat over the top of us it was so cold. Nice memories x

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to Harrywogan

You're right...despite those cold dark winter mornings when mum would lay our school clothes out on the chairs to warm them up in front of the fire.....and there'd be ice on the windows.... and a freezing bed (apart from the bit you were laying on!).... they're happy memories of a time gone by when life did have it's hardships and challenges but we just got on with it and found joy in other things.

JanetRosslyn
JanetRosslyn in reply to Kendrew

I remember the toilet water being frozen too some nights!

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to JanetRosslyn

Haha! Oh dear....that's a new one on me. Never had that happen! 😮

Floridafan
Floridafan in reply to Kendrew

I have the same one as Mrs Nails. You can use it under, over, wrap it around your arms, anyway you like. I use it for my back too whilst watching TV sometimes. It turns itself off after 3 hours so if you fall asleep with it on it’s ok. I wake up in the night and it’s turned itself off but I find myself still cuddling it. It’s like a child’s comfort blanket! 😀

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to Floridafan

Thankyou for that.

Swdai
Swdai in reply to Kendrew

Just bought an Maxcare electric pad from Amazon for £23 - absolutely brilliant as you can lie it flat or wrap it round and it doesn’t go cold like hot water bottle .automatic switch off after 90mins so you can fall to sleep without worry . 6 heat settings although I have not gone above 4 . Very soothing on the aches and pains - doesn’t cure them but makes them more bearable .

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to Swdai

Thankyou for your recommendation. I've definitely got a few ideas now of what to look for.

Karenwelsh
Karenwelsh in reply to Kendrew

I got the long thin hot water bottle s well goes from my shoulders down below hips and the wheat ones u put in microwave and lots of them. I am finding the water bottles stay hotter for longer than wheat honest yr right u can shape them to where u want them

I love my long snake hot water bottle! Such a comfort xxx

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to SusanJF

They are really good aren't they. I like the fact they warm the whole length of your body. My son bought me it....didn't know they existed till then!

greengages
greengages in reply to Kendrew

Never heard of those until now they sound fabulous. Will be googling them now and ordering one. Thank you for that

Kendrew
Kendrew in reply to greengages

Amazon sell them

greengages
greengages in reply to Kendrew

Thank you brilliant 🙏

SusanJF
SusanJF in reply to greengages

Not sure where you are but Aldi & Hime Bargain have them x

greengages
greengages in reply to SusanJF

Live in Washington have 2 Aldi’s and a home bargains but never seen them. I suppose that’s because didn’t know about them and so wasn’t looking but will have a look and if their not in Kendra says Amazon have them. Brilliant thank you 🙏

Mine was a xmas present from B and m bargains. Think I must have mentioned just a few times I was in pain😊. Best xmas present ever

Going to get one tomorrow if possible if not ordering the imedic one on Amazon it gets 5 stars. Must have missed your posts talking about it as never heard of them. So pleased you both mentioned them 🙏🙏

Yr welcome

That's a lot of pain for tapering. I had to go from 15mg to 13.5mg first.

Luuurve my hot water bottle! Really comforting if you are not feeling to well. 😀😀😀😀😀😀

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