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    I am wanting opinions from people who have tried those feather mattress toppers and/or the foam mattress toppers. I am so achy at nite, I am thinking a softer mattress would help. Our current mattress is 5 yrs old. It is a pillow top, and was pretty expensive. (It was $3800 for the set, but I won it in a sales contest, when I worked at the furniture store. They let whoever won pick out whatever set they wanted, as a prize. So, I picked the top of the line, of course!) So, it is good set, but naturally, it gets WAY more use with me, than it would get from a healty person. It is my "home base". So, it is really important for me to be comfortable there.

    I was thinking about trying a mattress topper (feather or foam), to see if it would help soften it up. I want something really plush and soft. I didnt know if they were worth the hype or not. I was hoping some of you may have one or slept on one and might be willing to give me your opinion on them, if you liked it or not.

    Thanks for your help!

    Hugs,
    Amy

  • #2
    Amy... I will say this I bought a memory foam topper for my bed, because I always woke up hurting or my arms would go to sleep... It has been wonderful...It has even helped my husbands back. He used to wake up hurting now he does not... I got my mom one for Christmas and she loves it.. So I know it works great for my family... And the cost is not bad. I paid 70 dollars for a queen size.. You can get them at Wal-mart... Good luck finding something...
    Hugs
    Ronda

    ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


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    Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

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    ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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    • #3
      Oh and I forgot...My sister bought her one becauase she laid on my bed and said it was so comfortable...
      Hugs
      Ronda

      ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


      Link to Patient Handbook:
      http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

      Diet Reference Sheet:
      http://www.ic-network.com/diet/icndi...tsheet0909.pdf

      Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

      Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

      Meds I have Tried:
      Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
      Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
      Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

      Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
      Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

      Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



      ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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      • #4
        Thanks, Ronda!! I was wondering if they really worked or not! Glad to know you (and your sister) like yours!!!

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        • #5
          Yup they do work!!! I even take mine with me when I go stay at the cabin that we sometimes rent..lol Im like a kid with a blanky, I dont leave home without it, If im staying somewhere else...
          It also allows me to sleep on my stomach, which I have never been able to, even before IC....

          And a little FYI... If you buy it at wal-mart and dont like it.. keep your reciept and they will give you a full refund
          Hugs
          Ronda

          ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


          Link to Patient Handbook:
          http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

          Diet Reference Sheet:
          http://www.ic-network.com/diet/icndi...tsheet0909.pdf

          Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

          Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

          Meds I have Tried:
          Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
          Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
          Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

          Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
          Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

          Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



          ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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          • #6
            Thanks again, Ronda! By the way, that's a great idea about buying in somewhere that it can be returned if I dont like it afterall! I knew asking ya'll was the right way to go! Hugs, Amy

            P.S. Whatcha doin up so late? I hope you arent in a flare or anything. I know you usually arent on this late, and just want to make sure you are alright. Hope you're okay!

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            • #7
              I'm chiming in on the foam mattress topper. I got mine in Bed, Bath & Beyond. I actually got it because I stayed at a friend's house and she had it, and it was SO great. Then my sister was sitting on my bed and going, "Oh, this mattress is so comfortable, what kind is it?" So - yup - she's off buying the foam toppers. And I had to buy one for my daughter, too, because she loved mine so much! Word of mouth really works sometimes, I guess.

              Feathers make me sneeze and they also worry me -- it's just awful if you get a tear in the seam and the feathers start floating around all over! I remember that happening a couple of times at my grandmother's house. I'd be going, "Achoo, ick, achoo, ick..." and she'd be running around trying to catch the little white feathers -- thinking back, it was actually a pretty funny scene, but I wouldn't want to reconstruct it!
              Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
              Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

              Peace, Carolyn
              ___________________________________________________

              Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007


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              • #8
                Carolyn,

                Glad to know you like yours too, (and that your family also likes it!) I am going to go looking this afternoon, if I get to feeling better.

                By the way, I have been meaning to ask, what does your user name mean? And also, what do the words in your sig mean? Just curious!

                Thanks again for letting me know you like yours too!

                Hugs,
                Amy

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                • #9
                  Hey Amy... I was up so late because I was watching a movie and wanted to see the end..lol I am tired today, so im paying for it...lol
                  Thanks for asking
                  (((((((hugs))))))))
                  ronda
                  Hugs
                  Ronda

                  ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


                  Link to Patient Handbook:
                  http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

                  Diet Reference Sheet:
                  http://www.ic-network.com/diet/icndi...tsheet0909.pdf

                  Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

                  Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

                  Meds I have Tried:
                  Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
                  Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
                  Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

                  Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
                  Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

                  Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



                  ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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                  • #10
                    I have a featherbed. Tom hates it, but I worship the thing. We have a pillowtop mattress too, and we just got it a few months ago. The problem I have putting the featherbed on top of that pillowtop is finding sheets that will cover all of it, and stay put! I'm in that bed a lot, too, and it HAS to be as comfy as possible. I could probably get by with just the new pillowtop but I'm so used to just sinnnnnnnnnking in the bed surrounded by feathers. ahhhhhhhhh
                    *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                    *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                    *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

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                    04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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                    • #11
                      Sandy, That sounds nice. I am wanting something really plush and cooshy. (Is cooshy a word? LOL!) You know what I mean! I think I may buy both and try them, and return the one that I dont like. However, I will probobly have the same problem you do, since my Mattress is 21" deep. (Already, I have to special order sheets, since the standard deep-pocket ones dont fit.) If I go any deeper, I am probobly going to have to start sewing my own sheets. But, I would do it, if I could get the bed really comfy. Thanks for your input!! Hugs, Amy

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                      • #12
                        Sewing? People still do that? LOL I really can barely even thread a needle to put a button on! Where do you order your sheets? Right now we only buy the one's that state "deep pocket for pillowtop mattress"...or, I use King sheets on our Queen bed...that works pretty well too.
                        *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                        *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                        *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                        Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                        04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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                        • #13
                          Hey Amy...
                          They now make sheets that fit thick mattresses or mattresses with a topper.. You can get them at Target, Bed bath and Beyond or Walley World..Just look for the ones that say deep pockets...
                          Hugs
                          Ronda

                          ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


                          Link to Patient Handbook:
                          http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

                          Diet Reference Sheet:
                          http://www.ic-network.com/diet/icndi...tsheet0909.pdf

                          Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

                          Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

                          Meds I have Tried:
                          Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
                          Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
                          Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

                          Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
                          Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

                          Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



                          ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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                          • #14
                            Amy, my user name actually just means something like "whoever" or "anyone." I kept trying to submit user names, about five times they were rejected because they were already in use. So I got kind of irritated and went, "Ok, how about this? Can I be whoever? I've regretted it ever since; I really don't like it.

                            The signature line means, "I wish you happiness, good health, and all the best in life."
                            Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
                            Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

                            Peace, Carolyn
                            ___________________________________________________

                            Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007


                            On the Beach with IC

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                            • #15
                              Carolyn, I can help you change your user name if you'd like me to. Just let me know. You can include the old one in your signature so people will know who you are.

                              I was having a problem keeping the bottom sheet in place on our bed and I finally solved the problem by buying some one inch wide elastic. I cut two pieces of elastic about 2 1/2 feet shorter than the mattress, then sewed one end of each piece of elastic the "head of the bed" end of the bottom sheet, about half way between the center and the edge, then the other end of the elastic to the other end of the sheet. So when the sheets are on the bed, the elastic goes under the mattress and keeps the sheet nice and snug and in place. I have a friend who uses a pair of suspenders to keep hers in place, but the elastic is easier to handle.

                              Donna
                              Stay safe


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