FDA cleared OTC HealthmateForever YK15AB TENS unit with 4 outputs, apply 8 pads at the same time, 15 modes Handheld Electrotherapy device | Electronic Pulse Massager for Electrotherapy Pain Management -- Pain Relief Therapy : Chosen by Sufferers of Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatica, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Shin Splints, Neuropathy and other Inflammation Ailments Patent No. USD723178S

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Jenga: The Movie [R]

1 day, 5 hours agoTheLordMandos posted submission on roosterteeth.
March 18, 2020
1 day, 3 hours agoTheLordMandos posted comment on roosterteeth.
March 18, 2020

I believe it's this one. Looks exactly like the controller that they are using.

When it comes to preparing for the holidays, the best gift is to give your family and friends a healthy life. There is nothing better than live pain-free. ONLY at [AMAZON] [Was $28.98 NOW $20.49] [START TIME: Nov16 3:05PM PST] [R]

1 year, 4 months agoHealthmateForever posted submission on coupons.
Nov. 14, 2018

Tens questions [R]

1 year, 8 months agoEslyn posted submission on ChronicPain.
July 22, 2018

So I just got a tens unit... Is it okay to lay on the electrodes? And is it okay to place an electrode on each side of your spine? Or even directly on the spin? I wasn't sure with all of the nerves there... Thank you.

1 year, 8 months agoEslyn posted comment on ChronicPain.
July 22, 2018

>No problem. You dont want electrodes on either side of your heart or brain, but aside from that placement is up to you. You just dont want the current to travel across those organs. Dont be afraid to play with it a bit. Depending on the model, there should be 3 or 4 different adjustments you can make to the waveform besides how strong it is. You can adjust how deep it penetrates and the "size" of the wave. Also how the consistency of the current. I like mine to "roll" but you need to adjust the strength of current with it constant. Some newer models (mine is at least 20) have a bunch of preprogrammed settings that you can't really change. Just work with what you have. Sleeping with it can cause the electrode to fall off as you move in your sleep. That can cause it to "bite". The conductive gel they sell can help that a bit, but use it sparingly. I think I still have my original tube, if that gives you an idea how much to use. Something about the conditions found in a refrigerator will prolong the life of the electrodes. It sounds like you have a back issue, so I strongly suggest getting a big electrode that covers more area. Definitely worth the money. I hope it helps.


I have this one. I can adjust the intensity and the speed, movement depends on what button I hit. I tend to use the knead, Which is most of a gradual pulse up and pulse down.

I didn't know you could sleep with them. I'd read in a few places to only use them about 20 minutes at a time so you don't toast your skin.

I have chronic back pain, myofascial pain syndrome, and hyper mobility. So I get pain in all kinds of fun places, but the bulk of it does tend to be in my back. I'll make a note to look for bigger electrodes. I want to make sure tens actually does something for me before I spend a bunch of money.

Thanks for the info! I do tend to lounge in bed lot since it's less stress on my back, and wanted to be sure that I could lay on the electrodes. XD

TENS for labor? [R]

1 year, 9 months agoMarshmellownightmare posted submission on BabyBumps.
June 17, 2018

I'm planning an unmedicated birth at a birth center. I'm considering getting a maternity tens unit to use. I have some back issues already, so I feel I should anticipate some back labor. I'm hesitant to spend too much as I figure water will be my other primary coping mechanism. I'm also in the U.S., so they are a little harder to find cheap. I'm anticipating an eBay purchase to find one, less than $120. I wanted to see if anyone found this to be worthwhile in labor. I'm torn between finding things that will really help me and me and my cheap side...

Fucking ow [R]

1 year, 9 months agoPamzella posted submission on breakingmom.
June 6, 2018

My knee has been hurting for a month. Took me two weeks to realize it wasn't getting better, then week 3 my doctor's entire office was on vacation (Germany). Just got in today and he thinks it's a torn meniscus.

Normally? Higher dose ibuprofen with possibility of surgery. Me? Pregnant. Fuck. I just have to hobble.

The car was in the shop yesterday so I had to walk to get my kid from daycare. It's only half a mile each way, which obviously shouldn't be a challenge, but by the walk home I was hurting pretty badly. Toddler kept tripping over her shoes and asked me to carry her, but I just couldn't. Best I could do was hold her hand. It was upsetting to have to tell her no. :( And the increase in pain from her 25lb body weight freaks me out, given that I haven't started the rapid weight gain phase of pregnancy yet. I'm worried it's going to get so much worse.


1 year, 9 months agoPamzella posted comment on breakingmom.
June 7, 2018

Oh no, that's a conundrum. I'd see if you could get a tens machine for at home then, its kinda awesome. Mines old but it's kinda like this one

Tens machine making nerve pain worse? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoChris_Chan_007 posted submission on ChronicPain.
May 22, 2018

I went into a physical therapist today mainly due to weakness in my body, but i also have nerve pain. He wanted to try a tens machine and see if that helped the pain. And it made the pain worse. It shot up from a 7 to a 9. And oh boy I just wanna scream its so bad. Its been this bad before, but not before the machine today.

I read later it sometimes can make pain worse, but it seems to be rare from what I could find. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. What type of pain do you have, and how did it affect you?

1 year, 10 months agoChris_Chan_007 posted comment on ChronicPain.
May 22, 2018

TENs machine is a crap-shoot, sometimes it helps, others not so much. There is a decent TENs unit on Amazon for <$30

I finished a Prednisone course last week, and I am just this moment having to use it again, the back pain is flaring up. I have several discs that are 'obliterated', complicated by diabetic neuropathy and DDS.

Looking for a TENS device [R]

1 year, 10 months agoSeaTurtlesCanFly posted submission on Fibromyalgia.
May 10, 2018

Anyone have food recommendations?

Thank you.

1 year, 10 months agoSeaTurtlesCanFly posted comment on Fibromyalgia.
May 10, 2018

I got this one from Amazon. It has decent reviews and a lot of options. I've only used it a few times, but it was very nice.

Any tips on playing SkyrimVR without getting sick? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoUmayCallMeBrotherNow posted submission on skyrimvr.
May 9, 2018

I want to play the game with a locomotion feel, but I can't stand to play it for more than 5 minutes because I get mildly sick. Any tips with settings or something that could make the experience more smooth?

Note, I got my first headset 2 days ago.

1 year, 10 months agoUmayCallMeBrotherNow posted comment on skyrimvr.
May 9, 2018

Ginger, teleport, vignette, play timed sessions and stop BEFORE you feel “funny” and do this every day, get a tms kit on amazon and run it below your palm while you play : amazon, use the natural locomotion app on steam, take breaks, ginger tea, Benadryl. Do not play until you get sick. Your brain has something called fear learning, and it can make you quickly associate false negative feelings towards something that would otherwise be fine. Sort of a “I get sick just thinking about it” kind of thing. So. Don’t push it. Do things to reduce neuroticism. Studies have found a correlation between that and a tendency to motion sickness.

Skyrim VR (PC) Motion Sickness Cures [R]

1 year, 10 months agoUmayCallMeBrotherNow posted submission on skyrimvr.
May 6, 2018

So their are a few posts on this already but they seem to be all over the place and I'd like to make one that only involves cures for motion sickness for Skyrim VR with or without mods. So no posting your opinion on this forum or asking questions just post what worked for you and only you and only if you own a VR system that runs SkyrimVR and you play SkyrimVR. If you need clarification on a cure someone has posted go ahead and ask for some but other than that follow the rules. Oh and post your graphics cards and processor and which VR headset you use because those can make a difference too. If you can't post your graphics card or your processor don't post anything feel free to add your other basic pc specifications as well. Move on if you don't like the rules or can't read please.

1 year, 10 months agoUmayCallMeBrotherNow posted comment on skyrimvr.
May 6, 2018

Ginger, teleport, vignette, play timed sessions and stop BEFORE you feel “funny” and do this every day, get a tms kit on amazon and run it below your palm while you play : amazon, use the natural locomotion app on steam, take breaks, ginger tea, Benadryl

muscle stimulators devices [R]

1 year, 10 months agoanabolic_beard posted submission on crossfit.
April 25, 2018

Hi all,

does anyone uses any muscle stim device such as compex?

if so, can you please recommend and elaborate on the pros of using it?


1 year, 10 months agoanabolic_beard posted comment on crossfit.
April 26, 2018


I generally only use it as it flares up. The muscle contraction works like a pump to help with blood flow and promote healing.

No, I would not recommend it as a preventative measure. A better preventative measure would be constant posture work, specifically the lower traps, proper mobility and rest. The bicep tendon flares up due to the shoulder being out of alignment, so simply using a stim machine on it would be to ignore the structural issues that lead to it in the first place.

Walburga is now cut off from our FBs because she thought I was electrocuting her son [R]

2 years agoSilentScream666 posted submission on JUSTNOMIL.
March 16, 2018

This happened a couple weeks ago now, but SO and I are still laughing about this.

As many of you probably know, I suffer from a lot of health problems that cause chronic pain. Well, my doctor recommended picking up a home TENS / EMS unit to help, since I had previously had some success with it during my physical rehabilitation after a car accident.

Obviously, it isn’t a miracle cure nor is there really any great studies showing its efficacy, but I knew from past experience it could help with some of my pain. Plus, it is quite safe unless you have a pacemaker, heart condition, epilepsy, or an allergy to the pads. Beyond that, the worst side effect you can really experience is temporary soreness from overuse or accidentally mildly "tazing" yourself by setting it too high.

Well, SO works a delivery job, which means he’s walking and driving almost all day. His legs are always incredibly sore after work. So, when the unit was delivered, I suggested he try it first, since he’d had a really long day at work with lots of stairs and had expressed interest in seeing if it would help him.

Now, anyone who has used a TENS unit before probably knows it feels really, really weird! The best way I can describe it is a tingling/vibrating sensation, unless you set it too high and then it can be quite unpleasant. I warned SO of this while we were in boxing the unit.

SO’s face and response when he first turned it on was priceless. He jumped, started laughing, and said it tickled and felt weird. We both cracked up about it and I made what seemed like a pretty innocuous Facebook posting about it. I even showed it to SO before posting to see if he thought it could cause any issues with Walburga.

Boy, were we wrong! You can check out the screenshot for yourself, but I will also write it out below along with my own added commentary.

SilentScream - “Finally bought a new TENS unit! I had SO try it out on his calves, since he had a lot of stairs at work yesterday. His face when it first turned on was hilarious, but now he's talking about potentially buying a second one to use during lunch on his legs.😂

Walburga - “What is a tens”

SilentScream - “The unit we have is more of a TENS/EMS combo unit, but it is basically electrical impulses to nerves and muscles to help with pain. I first started using one years ago after a car accident during my physical therapy and chiropractic visits.”

Walburga - “That can also give nerve damage to some one that is not recommended by a doctor, that is something not every one should do, tell [SO].to research first before she star using it”

Ugh, Walburga, you didn’t even know what a goddamn TENS unit was and suddenly you want to pretend to know WTF you are talking about? No, just no. I started typing up a nice but firm response when SO told me that he’d handle it.

SO - “We did and it has been recommended by doctors and they said the exact opposite that you said and i will trust them before you”

Walburga - “Good thank you what son”

This was the point where we genuinely were surprised and relieved because it seemed like SO had successfully shut her down. We were shaking our heads and chuckling about it. I even told one of my snarky friends who loves JNMIL to check out the post, since she’s loved listening to me rant about Walburga in the past. But then almost half an hour later, Walburga returned to the thread with a vengeance.

Walburga - “I can't believe how ungeratful and nasty you have become [SO], I will always pray for you, I just never imagine not spect that from you, but thank you for proving me wrong I will remember that”

We were pissed. Walburga has always liked big, public tantrums because she thinks she can get away with her shit with no one calling her on it. Now that she’s finally decided to do it on my Facebook wall? Yeah, no. Not going to fly, especially with my awesome friends. Snarky friend jumped in because she’s awesome. She offered to delete her comment, but I told her to leave it because Walburga should have known better than to act like that on my Facebook post.

Snarky friend - “Well, that's wildly inappropriate”

SO - “Im not trying to be nasty im just trying to end this now because you have a very bad case of im right you're wrong and denying ALL of the evidence showed to you. For example this post right here without doing any research you have made a worst case senario like i'm sticking a tesla coil in my leg and shocking myself to death”

Snarky friend - Posted this amazing gif

We were dying laughing at this point, but knew it probably was going to get worse. Walburga then messages SO about how rude, nasty, and ungrateful he was being, how attacked she felt, and this was not the son she raised. At this point, I locked down the post so no one else could see or comment on it. I was fearful that she’d drag in some of her family members, since SO was tagged in the original post.

SO copy and pasted his last comment to her in his response to her message. Walburga starts responding in broken English and part Spanish, which made it very difficult to understand what the hell she was trying to say. However, we were able to discern - “Not worse case scenario SO it's 55 yrs of experience.”Yep, she seriously started to argue that her 55 years of experience flying around the sun on this planet matters more than an MD. SO simply says she’s wrong and he will trust an MD over her. However, the end of the conversation was really what got us:

SO - “lately you’ve treated me like I know nothing and should just fall in line just because and that’s really starting to think you really don’t respect me.”

Walburga - “I do respect you and think the world of you like the deal with your taxes, I have the obligation as a parent to stop you from making that kind of mistake, the government is something you don't play around with. Sooner or later we always get what our parents try to say and do for us, and is usually with our kids, God is going to bless you with a couple of those, and if I'm still around then we talk”

SO didn’t respond and joked that we now have the perfect excuse not to talk to Walburga. We don’t have kids and probably never will. We really have no overwhelming desire for them and my health would most likely prevent it. She knows all this, but still says shit like this.

Walburga was silent for a few days, which was really nice, but then she started her good morning / good night every single day bullshit again and asking him to drop by her house to perform chores for her. SO hasn’t responded to any of it. She also sent this guilt trip video a few days ago. Keep in mind neither SO nor I speak Spanish. But we were able to figure out enough from the video and Google translate to roll our eyes. Here’s what we were able to discern thanks to Google translation:

Every weekend she expected one of her three children to visit her

Mother - "Will you come this week?"

Adult Offspring - "No, Mom, I can not…"

Adult Daughter 1 - "I can not go this time either, Mom. All week I've been exhausted."

Adult Son - "Mom, I already have plans for the weekend, I'm sorry."

Adult Daughter 2 - "I will go as soon as I can. You know it, mother!"

And those excuses hurt her heart deeply.

Mother - "Children, I will bake your favorite cake this weekend…"

Adult Offspring - "Mom, but we will not go."

Finally, the day came when the whole family could meet.

At the funeral of their mother.

You never know which of the meetings with your parents will be the last.

Visit your home more often!

Just… wtf?! Also, what happened to that you’re going to live to be 1000, Walburga? Oh right, I forgot that you like to pretend and play up being a sickly old lady when you think it will get you sympathy.

However, some really great things came from all this though:

  • Obviously, we decided to put Walburga on the Restricted list for Facebook. We were very tempted to unfriend, but we’re still really trying to not stir up trouble if we can help it. So, now, Walburga can see nothing but what we make public on Facebook, which isn’t much. Now I no longer feel like I have to tiptoe around what I post on Facebook. So, yay!
  • Snarky friend ended up buying the same TENS unit for her and her husband. They love it. We now all jokingly warn each other about getting nerve damage now. So, that’s become a great inside joke!
  • But the best thing? We ended up visiting my best friend upstate who is like a brother to me. He’d heard some of our complaints about Walburga from me in the past, but I let him in on the secret of my super secret alt account and my postings here. He read my posts and loved them, but told me he wasn’t going to let us live in fear of Walburga taking away our only working car. He insisted on giving me a substantial amount of money to help fix my car! I cried. We think we now have almost enough to get my car safely back on the road. SO and I are going to start working on my car this weekend! :)
2 years agoSilentScream666 posted comment on JUSTNOMIL.
March 17, 2018

Not 100% certain if I am allowed to link, but just in case I have to remove the link - it is the one that is usually sitting for around $25-30 on Amazon with a 4.4 rating and over 7000 reviews. We have been very impressed and happy with it!

FDA cleared HealthmateForever YK15AB TENS unit Electronic Pulse Massager Tennis Elbow,Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Arthritis, Bursitis,and other Inflammation Ailments Patent No.USD723178S https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7CM12W/ref=cmswrcpapa_GcrRAbWA1G4QE

weird, effective coping mechanisms? [R]

2 years, 1 month agomotherpuger posted submission on bipolar.
Feb. 13, 2018

hi everyone,

i have racing thoughts almost all the time, even when i’m depressed. one of my coping mechanisms for this is like... learning i guess? like i just learn about all these things and can’t stop thinking about them. that’s why i did well in school i think. i constantly thought about what i was learning in class.

i once spent 2 hours in wikipedia reading on different kinds of oranges. i have 0 interest in oranges.

if i stray from learning things i just obsess over how everyone probably hates me. it’s like my brain can’t stop, so i just feed it interesting things. and yeah i’m kind of a nerd, but my nerdiness is amplified because it helps me.

what are your weird but effective coping skills?

2 years, 1 month agomotherpuger posted comment on bipolar.
Feb. 13, 2018

I can relate to this! I probably have more weird coping mechanisms than I am aware of, but one that I didn’t expect to work the way it did was to use a TENS unit at night - Somehow the electronic zaps to my muscles are effective in quieting my brain and relaxing me. It even makes me fall asleep a lot of times, which is revolutionary for me because literally no medication I’ve ever tried causes me to fall asleep (and I’ve tried 15+ types of meds for this). I have a very stubborn and deeply rooted sleep refusal problem when it is nighttime.

If you don’t know what a TENS is and want to check it out, this link is to the device I use.


Advice for back pain? [R]

2 years, 1 month agoDEStudent posted submission on PCOS.
Feb. 8, 2018

This is the first time I've dealt with this pain since I was diagnosed 8 years ago.

Im thinking it's caused by some weight gain that I've had over the last few months. I tried to go keto but couldnt keep up with it for various reasons...

I got my period after 4 months of not having one and the pain started then, something fierce. Like I was having trouble walking for more than 50 feet or standing up for any length of time.

It subsided a bit when my period ended - which was also the heaviest that I think I've had for several years. But it still is present, and it make simple tasks like grocery shopping or playing with my dog very uncomfortable.

Its as if someone is jamming 2 knives on either side of the base of my spine.

Im just wondering, for those of you who have had to deal with this for a while, what tips or tricks you have to mitigate the pain?

2 years, 1 month agoDEStudent posted comment on PCOS.
Feb. 8, 2018

Maybe a tens unit? FDA cleared HealthmateForever YK15AB TENS unit Electronic Pulse Massager Tennis Elbow,Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Arthritis, Bursitis,and other Inflammation Ailments Patent No.USD723178S https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7CM12W/ref=cmswrcpapa_zlqFAb26TXP3A

Struggling since I was 13 [R]

2 years, 1 month agodoggodutchess posted submission on endometriosis.
Feb. 6, 2018

When I was 13 years old, I was admitted to the ER for suspected appendicitis. After an ultrasound, they found a pocket of blood sitting in my abdomen and knew something was wrong. I went into emergency surgery during which they discovered that my right fallopian tube had twisted and turned black. They cut it out and removed it. At the time, they didn’t say that I had any other cysts or any cause for concern; they said it was a freak thing. 1 in a million.

After this, I began having unbearable cramps and heavy periods. From the suggestion of my OBGYN I went on birth control. I tried about 12 different brands of the pill. At some point, I was tired of messing with my teenage body with all of the varying hormones, so I gave up and settled on one that seemed to be okay. The cramps and heavy bleeding subsided for a few years, thankfully. I would have an occasional bad one, but I was able to survive.

Fast forward to 2016, I’m 19. It comes back with a vengeance. Horrible, horrible, debilitating cramps. I invest in those stick on heating pads to survive work and school. Suffer through pain. I have to take days off of work and school because I am in so much pain. Go to primary care doctor, she says it was probably a ruptured ovarian cyst.

Now February 2018. I was diagnosed with endometriosis 2 months ago. I was bedridden for half of January and February isn’t looking much better. I have an appointment for a new OBGYN in a few days. I just need some relief. Sorry for rambling on so long! I just needed to vent. I’m new to endometriosis so any advice would be much appreciated.

P.S. I’m also curious if anyone else has had any sort of connection with twisted fallopian tube and endometriosis. If you have, please let me know!

2 years, 1 month agodoggodutchess posted comment on endometriosis.
Feb. 6, 2018

Hi! I do not have experience with a twisted fallopian tube, but definitely do with endometriosis. Just like you, I am still rather young- 18- so I do understand the struggle of dealing with this at such a young age.

A connection I've noticed with endometriosis is it generally starts a cycle of pain after some sort of trauma to the abdomen. For you, you had a twisted fallopian tube, and then the endo pain came with a vengeance. For me, I had kidney stones with multiple stents and ureteroscopies which touched off my endo. I suppose this isn't necessarily helpful so much as interesting.

On the help side of things, I did write this post dealing with pain and the ways I approach treating it. I would like to add that since I am currently in a flare, my doctor has added hydrocodone, meloxicam, and flexeril to help with the pain. These types of plans are likely something to be discussed with your OBGYN. I am on these medicines purely because we want to avoid the ER at all costs.

I also want to add that the Livia is ridiculously expensive, although it is much more portable. You can go to Amazon for a TENS unit for $25 that has varying modes and you can experiment to find which works best. I got this one. It has worked wonders. :)

Another newer tip I have is to take 3 ibuprofen, 3 times a day, starting 3 days before your period is due. This helps the pain before it begins. The sooner you start with pain management, the better.

You may also want to consider finding a wide excision surgeon to potentially fix your pain long term. I believe you can find a link in this subreddit, but you can also find a list in Nancy's Nook, a facebook group for endometriosis. I am actually going to an excision specialist next week! Very excited!

Other than that, stay strong. It's really hard having such a painful disease at such a young age, but it's possible to push through. Take rest when you need it, and take advantage of every good pain day you have. You can do this :)

Hope this helps!

I'm an 18F with endometriosis and other various health conditions that cause a lot of pain. AMA! [R]

2 years, 1 month agodoggodutchess posted submission on AMA.
Feb. 2, 2018

Hi Reddit!

I have been officially diagnosed with endometriosis for almost a year now and have resisted just about every treatment given to me so far. Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue cells (usually located inside the uterus) grow outside of the uterus and attaches itself to other organs. This causes bleeding and severe pain that can either be cyclical (lining up with menstruation) or constant. Mine is pretty much constant. The best way I've found to explain it is that its like cancer but it won't kill you, just cause a lot of pain and even infertility and incredibly painful sex.

I've been to multiple doctors who have all failed to help me and some of them even refused to treat my pain and called me crazy. Another tried to put me on a chemotherapy drug often used for prostate cancer.I'm going to an endometeiosis specialist for (hopefully) better treatment options later this month!

Many people I know seem very afraid to ask questions about my condition and how it affects my life, especially as a teenager knowing I have the rest of my life to deal with this disease. (BTW, props to the women out there who have dealt with this disease for the majority of their lives. Teach me your ways!) So I wanna make a place for people to ask any and all questions without fear/awkwardness.

All in all, I have found a way to graduate high school while being absent 50% of the time and will even be graduating in the top 10% of my class. I have lost some friends who didn't understand and have gained some who are in a similar position. It's difficult dealing with something so serious while being so young sometimes, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I'm just here to answer questions about endometriosis and other things and spread a little more awareness. There are many women out there battling this same terrible disease.

(for those curious): Treatments I have tried: depo provera, ortho-Novum, Lo loestre Fe (sp?), pelvic floor therapy, heat/ice, hydrocodone, oxycodone, flexeril, ibuprofen/tylenol, meloxicam, zoloft, acupuncture/massage, TENS units, yoga, laparoscopic surgery with endometrial ablation Other major health issues: chronic kidney stones, Fibromyalgia, possible interestitial cystitis (pursuing diagnosis atm)

2 years, 1 month agodoggodutchess posted comment on AMA.
Feb. 2, 2018

>Does any of this sound familiar?

YES. 100% yes this is incredibly familiar and reminds me of my experience before diagnosis. You shouldn't be in this much pain and you definitely shouldn't have to suffer in silence. Check out [this website] (https://www.vitalhealth.com/conditions-treated/pelvic-pain-conditions/endometriosis/) and look at all of the pelvic conditions listed. Based on what you wrote, you may have one or more of these conditions.

>Why doesn’t it bother me any other time?

It only bothers you at the time of your period because the endometrial tissue that has grown outside of your uterus is trying to "shed" like the lining of the uterus does during menstruation. However, it has nowhere to go since it's not in your uterus. This causes severe pain and sometimes bleeding and scarring on whatever the tissue touches- whether it be your uterus, colon, or bladder. This could explain your pain with peeing, especially. I have the exact same problem to this day- Azo occasionally gives me relief.

>Is there anything you do to curb the pain?

So. Many. Things. And despite everything I do, it sometimes still hurts. I made a list in r/endometriosis of my ultimate pain help list. I'll link it here.

In this post, I barely mentioned birth control as a strategy to help pain. If you aren't already on birth control, I highly recommend it. It can completely solve the problem for a lot of people, or at least rid you of the pain. There are many different types though, so talk to your doctor to find what's right for you.

In this post I also mention the Livia. Now, after research, I have discovered that it's the same as any other TENS unit, just more portable. If you don't want to shell out a crap ton of money for a portable one, Amazon has a great one for only $25 [here.] (https://www.amazon.com/HealthmateForever-Electronic-Arthritis-Inflammation-No-USD723178S/dp/B00O7CM12W/ref=sr14sit?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1517610747&sr=1-4&keywords=tens+unit) You can also buy bigger electrodes to deal with the pain. You can find lots of those on amazon.

If you have looked at Vital Health and everything else and think this is you, I recommend going to a specialist if you can afford it. Surgery will be a waste if it isn't a wide excision surgery; that's why my first surgery didn't work and only worsened my pain. Most doctors just use a laser to get rid of what they see, but this is ineffective. Endometriosis is like an iceberg; you can only see a little bit on the outside, but there's a lot more hiding underneath the surface. That's why only a select few surgeons are qualified to do this procedure. You can find a list of surgeons that do this procedure on r/endometriosis and on Nancy's Nook Facebook group.

Lastly, know this: You are not crazy. It is not "just a period." In fact, endometriosis was listed as one of the top 20 most painful conditions according to the NIH. Many people will not be understanding, but you'll be shocked to find out that those who do understand REALLY understand and will help you through this entire journey. I promise you it WILL get better. You have a lot of options to pursue before you should ever even consider giving up. Come join r/endometriosis and we will help you throughout this entire journey. You can see many posts there from people going through the same thing you are.

I wish you the best with your journey! If you have any questions or concerns or if this information was too much at once and you need clarification, do not hesitate to pm me. :) You are so strong for suffering in silence this long, but you shouldn't have to suffer like that anymore. Stay strong! It will help a lot.

I quit smoking weed 22 days ago [R]

2 years, 1 month agosleep2dream614 posted submission on CBD.
Jan. 25, 2018

Not too long ago I was fired from my job because I smoked weed. I'm currently employed with another job, and I'm taking a long (if not permanent) break from smoking to find something else.

The job I have now, consists of A LOT of heavy lifting, which results in me being sore on almost a constant basis.

I was thinking of trying CBD because of the soreness, but my biggest fear is getting another drug test. I havn't done a huge amount of research on the subject, but I have discovered that some brands of CBD either contain trace amounts, or no THC/cannabanoids what so ever.

I only intend to vape small amounts after work, but how likely is it that these small amounts will come up on a piss test? At this point, I'm not sure if using CBD is worth the risk.

Does anyone know of any CBD products that definitely don't contain THC, and are those products just as effective with some level of pain management as products that do contain THC? Thanks!

2 years, 1 month agosleep2dream614 posted comment on CBD.
Jan. 25, 2018

yep thats one you can use . i use this one https://www.amazon.com/HealthmateForever-Electronic-Arthritis-Inflammation-No-USD723178S/dp/B00O7CM12W i like the acupuncture setting. i get flare ups here and there-suspected fibro.

Everything is negative [R]

2 years, 2 months agosleep2dream614 posted submission on ChronicPain.
Jan. 10, 2018

Even me. I’m being a negative, depressed person. I need to snap out of it.

But I can’t. It’s so frustrating doing tests, waiting months, just to be told

“Well, your tests show negative”

Okay, but my body hurts.

I’m sorry. I’m just bitching. Hope everyone is having a better night <3

2 years, 2 months agosleep2dream614 posted comment on ChronicPain.
Jan. 13, 2018

I bought the tens unit on amazon. It has multiple settings and the one I use the most is the “acupuncture “ setting . It’s this one. It’s like a personal massage https://www.amazon.com/HealthmateForever-Electronic-Arthritis-Inflammation-No-USD723178S/dp/B00O7CM12W

Stiff neck makes laughing so hard but funnier [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLatewood posted submission on CasualConversation.
Dec. 27, 2017

I woke up with a stiff neck and every time I have to glance, I have to turn my entire body slowly. I find it funny and end up laughing, and thus hurting my neck. And then more laughter (followed by more pain) ensues. Is there a quick way to get rid of a stiff neck? I feel like I'm gonna break it by laughing and thus die laughing.

I'm also giggling (trying not to laugh) right now because the way I laugh to not get hurt is just laugh with a straight back and not moving my head. Help; I'm in tears from both pain and 'joy'.

2 years, 2 months agoLatewood posted comment on CasualConversation.
Dec. 27, 2017

I suffer from chronic back pain and I started using a TENs unit several months ago and after using it daily for a month or so I have less and less need for it.

I only got it because my wife bought one to deal with some pain issues that she was having in her legs and I couldn't believe that this thing helped me with my wonky back.

I bought this one from Amazon, but your neck may be feeling better by the time they could get it to you, but if it's something that you're dealing with this on a regular basis you may want to look into one of these.

Tips for some lower back pain management while I wait to talk to my doctor about upping my meds? [R]

2 years, 3 months agotundar posted submission on TrollxDisability.
Nov. 26, 2017
2 years, 3 months agotundar posted comment on TrollxDisability.
Nov. 28, 2017

Any TENS unit that’s at least two channels, like this one from Amazon. It has four channels, will do everything you need it to and it’s very easy on the wallet.

I don’t recommended spending your money on themes you see on TV commercials like the Dr. Ho’s branded machines because you’re not really getting enough features for the cost, and I think their leads/electrode connections might be proprietary so they could be pricey to replace).

TENS leads are usually a standard pin or standard snap. The electrode are also fairly standardized and work essentially the same, the different shapes and sizes just provide different area coverage. I’ve never had reason so use anything but the 2”x2” squares that are most common. The electrodes themselves do lose their stickiness after a few uses but they still conduct the current just fine, I use plain paper medical tape to stick them on instead of buying new ones very often. I’ve also ordered electrodes in bulk from eBay and they worked just fine.

If you were ready to spend the extra money for a higher end machine and wanted any extra features like pre programmed current patterns or a rechargeable battery (or If your insurance covers it like mine did, but you may need to provide them with a doctor’s or physiotherapist’s written recommendation as a pain management therapy) there’s many good units that will last years and years. I recommend a StimTec Neo specifically as that’s the one I personally own and use everyday. I’ve never had an issue with it, and the pre-programmed patterns are fantastic. Mine was purchased through my physiotherapist’s office but you can definitely order it online. Here’s one place but it’s Canadian, I’m not sure where you’re located. You could definitely search around and find one that has the exact features you want it to have.

A few safety precautions I should mention: just like any electrical current, don’t put it over or around the heart area of your chest, or over your carotid, or on your forehead and give yourself an electrical lobotomy. If you have a pacemaker, ask your doctor make sure it’s safe for you to use one at all!

Hope that helped, and again feel free to ask any questions you have and I’ll do my best to answer them! :)

Got this weird beeping device with two prongs , all wording on the device is in Chinese [R]

2 years, 4 months agoMedicaeVal posted submission on whatisthisthing.
Oct. 27, 2017
2 years, 4 months agoMedicaeVal posted comment on whatisthisthing.
Oct. 27, 2017

Similar to a TENS device?

Getting shocked [R]

2 years, 5 months agoOct. 17, 2017
2 years, 5 months ago_MissViper_ posted comment on chastity.
Oct. 19, 2017

Exactly, we got this one:


Question for athletes with Compex muscle stimulation devices [R]

2 years, 9 months agocultfitnews posted submission on crossfit.
June 5, 2017

What are your thoughts on Compex USA muscle stimulators? do you like them are there any cons to them? what do you like most about them? how long do the electrode pads last? I'm debating whether I should get one or not so please let me know what you think.

I could really use them because I spend a lot of my time sitting at work and stimulating my muscles in my lower back could help decrease the soreness down there.

2 years, 9 months agocultfitnews posted on crossfit.
June 5, 2017

Daily Discussion Thread: 01/24/2017 [R]

3 years, 1 month agoerrorerrorimarobot posted submission on bodybuilding.
Jan. 24, 2017

Feel free to post things in the Daily Discussion Thread that don't warrant a subreddit-level discussion. Although most of our posting rules will be relaxed here, you should still consider your audience when posting. Most importantly, show respect to your fellow redditors. General redditiquette always applies.

3 years, 1 month agoerrorerrorimarobot posted on bodybuilding.
Jan. 24, 2017

Are we talking about the same thing? Mine is is a remote control with pads you stick onto yourself. Electronic Pulse

What will you do for your physical pain or depression if Kratom becomes Scheduled? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoJan. 21, 2017

I would have to probably get back on an anti depressant even if I've already taken like 5 different ones and they've never really worked for me.

3 years, 1 month agoRiverTrails posted on kratom.
Jan. 21, 2017

Btw, in case anyone hasn't heard of these, they are great for (my) pain and especially recent injuries.


Pregnant and can't take meds [R]

3 years, 2 months agosaremt posted submission on ehlersdanlos.
Jan. 16, 2017

Like the title says, I'm pregnant and can't take my meds. I've been having trouble sleeping because my legs hurt so much, and if I manage to fall asleep is only for a few hours, before I wake up from the pain. This happens continually until I'm so tired, I sleep through an entire day...and now my sleep schedule is completely messed up.

Any one have ideas to release pain in legs? I've done massage, light exercises, and epsom salt baths...

3 years, 2 months agosaremt posted on ehlersdanlos.
Jan. 16, 2017

I love my TENS unit! It's electro shock therapy and my pain management specialist got me hooked. It's honestly better than my medication at times and it shouldn't be bad for your little bun on board. Disclaimer: i'm neither pregnant nor have I done any research about pregnancy and TENS units so you'd want to err on the safe side, but it's at least worth looking into. Mine's been a life saver.

This is the one I have. I've tried several, both more expensive, and less eastern-medicine-y, and for whatever reason, this one gives me life.


How do you overcome muscle tension? [R]

3 years, 3 months agobuscemi_buttocks posted submission on aspergirls.
Dec. 1, 2016

During the day, mostly at work or sometimes being social with friends I get this crazy tension in my muscles ~ especially in my neck and back. Been an issue since i was 8 years old and still have not found something that works. I just go on tensing up like a string, my neck feels like a rock at the end of the day and like there is not enough blood flow going on there. Drugs just makes me more spaced out and neither yoga or other workouts seems to be helping. I tense up and I don't get aware of it before its sort of hurting and thats when its too late.

What do you do to ease up and work through this? Gladly accepting any advice.

3 years, 3 months agobuscemi_buttocks posted on aspergirls.
Dec. 2, 2016

Magnesium supplements helped me a lot with muscle tension. My electrolytes get out of whack.

Also a TENS unit helps when I'm just completely knotted up and can't get to a massage therapist. It basically massages your muscles by subjecting them to mild electric shock. My husband thinks I'm nuts but I like how it feels.

I got this one from Amazon.

Lower back pain relief? [R]

3 years, 4 months agozentrader1 posted submission on Fibromyalgia.
Nov. 15, 2016

What helps?!?!!! 😩

3 years, 4 months agozentrader1 posted on Fibromyalgia.
Nov. 17, 2016

I find something like this helps a lot with my pain, however temporarily.


Oh god, everything hurts! Advice on helping bartender back? [R]

3 years, 5 months agoR367S234 posted submission on bartenders.
Oct. 19, 2016

I've been in the industry for a 13 years and it's always had a little bit of pain. Long days on the feels and what not. But a friend opened a tap room so between being there during the day and at my full time job at night (tap rom bar tending, night job bar tending 2 days and serving 4 days) and being an old sack of bones, my body is hurting. A lot. Mostly the back and main shaking arm/shoulder. Sometimes it gets so tight back there, I get headaches.
Lookin for some stretching ideas or exercises that help out. I don't want to cut back because I really like both jobs and am saving up to travel for an extended period next year. Help a sista out!

3 years, 5 months agoR367S234 posted on bartenders.
Oct. 21, 2016

Electronic Pulse Massager for Electrotherapy Pain Management -- Pain Relief Therapy : Chosen by Sufferers of Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatica, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Shin Splints, Neuropathy and other Inflammation Ailments Patent No. USD723178S https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7CM12W/ref=cmswrcpapi_5CCcyb5ADW8ZF

Best thing in my life right now! I bartend on the weekends. Did two weddings and a birthday party back to back on top of being a driver for uber and my full time job caregiving for the mentally disabled. This saves my back especially when our wheelchair lift blew a gasket and had to manually transfer my clients to and from their chairs/beds.

Wife was having a particularly rough go of it this month so I packed her a goodie bag. [R]

3 years, 5 months agoDeyterkerjerbzz posted submission on funny.
Oct. 6, 2016
3 years, 5 months agoDeyterkerjerbzz posted on funny.
Oct. 7, 2016

Oh and once the PMS part is over, don't forget the cramps are next. Better order one of these now and win a husband of the year award.

Recommendations for e-stim? (Pref cheap?) [R]

3 years, 5 months agoSamanthaSissy posted submission on sissyhypno.
Sept. 30, 2016

Hello gurls! So I've been super interested in trying e-stim. I love the idea of being able to hook myself up and induce an orgasm (maybe while tying myself up a little?!) Does anyone have experience with this, and want to give recommendations on toys to get? The cheaper the better, I suppose. I've heard people getting things from Alibaba and the like, but I don't know what to order!

I like the idea of anal e-stim toys, but do you have better luck using the pads externally?

Thank you all for your suggestions!

3 years, 5 months agoSamanthaSissy posted on sissyhypno.
Sept. 30, 2016

I have this and it is great. I used to have a more expensive unit and I can say that this one is just as good and the price is fantastic.



Wednesday Post-Lunch Thread Brought to You by Short Weeks Feeling Like Long Weeks [R]

3 years, 6 months agoTcsailer posted submission on CFBOffTopic.
Sept. 7, 2016

Seriously... I just had a three-day weekend and I'm already ready for Saturday.

3 years, 6 months agoTcsailer posted on CFBOffTopic.
Sept. 7, 2016

[not a bad deal] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O7CM12W/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

My first [Contest]! Show me whatcha want! [R]

3 years, 7 months agoCephaSays posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Aug. 8, 2016

This contest is closed

My very first contest! Let me know if I've done anything wrong.


I love adding new things to my wishlist and I've been creeping on things other people have on theirs since I joined this sub. Let's make it easier for me to creep and reward you for my stalking! I will gift one winner, selected randomly. They will get one item from their wishlist valued at somewhere between $5-15ish. Contest ends 8/12/16 at 8:00pm EST. Winner will be gifted promptly!



*Use the raffle phrase "Want all the things!"

*Be nice

*Bonus entry if I add an item from your list to my wishlist


Good luck!

3 years, 7 months agoCephaSays posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Aug. 9, 2016

I do have one! I bought this one about a month ago for under $30. I used one in PT for a few months, but if I can do it at home, I'd rather do that than pay for treatments. It works really well, it's super strong, just as amazing as the one they used in PT. I'm VERY happy with it. I use it almost daily for 20 minutes at a time.

[Sex toy] What is this electro-stimulation device they used in this picture? How does electro-stimulation work and where can I read more about it? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 3, 2016


3 years, 7 months agojwicked posted on sex.
Aug. 3, 2016

yeah look just like a tens machine as mention below


Crossfit Gear Sales [R]

3 years, 8 months ago130tucker posted submission on crossfit.
July 22, 2016

Since it's the week of the games has anyone seen any deals on gear? I've seen free shipping on Victory grips (http://www.victorygrips.com/) and 33% off Compex (https://www.compexusa.com/) Just wondering if there are any others I may have missed.

3 years, 8 months ago130tucker posted on crossfit.
July 22, 2016

Knee joints hurt like hell help! [R]

3 years, 8 months agocovercash posted submission on CrohnsDisease.
July 7, 2016

I am 16 years old male, disease started half a year ago. Now I am due to have an appointment on end of August and my knees are preventing me from running far and doing much exercise which is a shame because I really wanted to start bulding some muscles. Now I am going to go to holiday soon and I am going to do a lot of walking and running (meeting my old friends).

Main question is there anything to help me even slightly supplements, low sugar intake or anything in stores(UK).


3 years, 8 months agocovercash posted on CrohnsDisease.
July 7, 2016

I recently bought a portable TENS unit from Amazon for $27 - it's been an amazing purchase so far and really helps with my bone and joint issues.

Here's a link if you want to give it a try: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7CM12W/ref=cmswrcpapi_RmOFxbHST306X

[Contest] Something you think I need in my life [R]

4 years, 1 month agoAnguisetteAntha posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Jan. 28, 2016
  • must be active in more than just contests

  • must have intro

  • pick a number between 1 - 100 (don't duplicate)

  • tell me something you think I need between $0 & $100

  • you will get something on your list between $0-$5 (if you don't want a surprise tell me where to find it)

Contest is over as of 10:50am. Totally fell asleep before closing it lol.

4 years, 1 month agoAnguisetteAntha posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Jan. 28, 2016


I recommend this awesome tens unit. I ordered it awhile back and it really helps take the edge off my pain and my husband's sore back. I think everyone should have one and this baby is a bargain for its features. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7CM12W/ref=cmswrotherawd_RWCQwbEVN4SBC

What can we do to make someone without fibromyalgia feel what we feel everyday? [R]

4 years, 3 months agojkouba posted submission on Fibromyalgia.
Dec. 12, 2015

I am sick and tired of people not understanding what its like. The best way I can explain it is "you know when you have a really bad cold or the flu and your body hurts and you're run down?" that is what I feel. They never seem to buy into it, though.

I was thinking, what if we make them get a shitty nights sleep, attach low-strength weights to their limbs and make them walk around. (They do make workout weights where you can adjust the weight by taking out sandbags from the holster thing).

I also think a good way to describe what it feels like when your energy seriously feels like its lowering out of your body is sitting in a full bathtub, then letting that water drain out as you are still sitting in it. More weight gets added to your body as the water lowers and you can physically feel like something is getting drained out of you.

Do any of you agree? Do any of you have any ideas?

4 years, 3 months agojkouba posted on Fibromyalgia.
Dec. 15, 2015


This is my favorite one, long battery life, and good power, plus 8 hook ups