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    Could all of you that have had success with TENS please tell me where you purchased your TENS unit and what brand/model name it is?
    Also, how often do you use it? Does it provide pain relief for awhile even after you take it off?
    Thanks much-DAWN

  • #2
    My dr. wrote a prescription for it and I got it at a Medical Supply Store. Hope this helps.


    • #3
      I have had good luck with a T.E.N.S. unit. I place two pads over my bladder and the other two on each side toward the bottom of my pelvic bone.

      Try to get a unit with replaceable pads because the more permanent ones stop sticking.


      • #4
        I was in to see the Uro. today.. First visit since I was dignosed a month ago..He spent 45 min with me just talking. I have been using a TENS unit for back pain and it sure helped. My husband got it on Pres. so our medical plan covered it..
        I asked the Uro about using it on the bladder.. He sort of chuckled and said "it might help but I would be curious about where you would put the pads".. He said directly over the bladder might upset the bowel or other things-- not his exact words but something like that. He showed me a place on the inner side of calf (leg) that has nerves somehow related to the bladder and back and recommended I use just two pads there. I will give it a try when in pain again!
        Hope we all get some relief!
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        • #5
          Thanks for all the suggestions so far you guys. I am not sure what I would do without all of you here!


          • #6

            I used a TENS unit last year and my Dr wrote a script for it and then I went to a therapist and she showed me were to put the pads and such.. they call it a TENS fitting. The thing I wanted to tell you was I have been seeing a physical therapist again recently and she has been using what is called an E-Stim. It has 2 settings on it, one for pain and the other for urgency. It does not have the pads though, it is an internal probe.. don't freak out though, it is about 2 inches long... it has not ever caused me pain to have it in. This has been really helpful for me as well as the biofeedback that I have also done. I am renting one of the E-Stim's so I can have it at home and it is $55 a month or $350 to buy.. and your rental fee's go towards the purchase price.

            I hope this helps you. Let us know how it works out for you. If you have any questions about the E-Stim, just PM me. grouphug

            God Bless,
            God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way


            • #7
              I'm thinking of getting one. I've never used it, but my acupuncturist does it with needles instead of pads. I get them in 3-4 rows of 2 right over my tailbone and it REALLY helps. Nerves going from your bladder to your brain go through this spot. I think it shorts the circuit of "I have to pee" pulses.

              Pikkumyy - special ed teacher, wife, wild animal rehabber, and PFD patient since the horrible kidney infection of 2000. In remission since 9/04