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Just another weird thing I learned about my body

Dec 03, 2015 9:34 PM

I bought a TENs unit for other half and I for Christmas this year(I know, it's not Christmas yet. LOL) But anyway, I put the pads a couple of inches above my ankle and turned it on while my feet were on the floor. I thought it a little strange that I couldn't feel it until I turned it up to three. I lifted my foot up off the floor... HOLY COW PUCKIES! I could suddenly feel it then! I thought the pain was going to send me through the roof before I could turn it back down to one!

Does this happen to any one else? Or is it just my hEDS body being is usual abnormal self?

I've been chicken to use it there again since.

Dec 03, 2015 10:28 PM

Some are combo muscle stim units. My doctor ho muscle massager makes the muscles contract. When i put it on my forearm my fingers go all wonky.
Generally you put it on and only turn it up while its running and only to a strong tingle. If you turn it up while it's not 'buzzing' you can turn it on too high and end up in the painful state you ended up in. Watch the lights on the unit. They are usually on when its working and you can turn it up and off when you shouldn't touch the unit controls

Dec 03, 2015 10:29 PM

Also is possible the pads were not sitting properly until you moved. I've had that happen on my back

Dec 04, 2015 5:20 AM

I don't have one, thought about getting one myself. I have read on here I believe that you shouldn't put it on the hurting part, you put it a couple inches away from pain spot. Good luck trying it again.

Dec 04, 2015 6:26 AM

I have a tens unit my pain doctor gave me and put it a couple inches away from the pain and your feet need to be up when you start it and stay off your feet until it's done, I had to have a tens unit on my ankles before, when you start it, turn it up slowly until it's right for you. Hope this helps!

Dec 05, 2015 8:37 PM

I've had my TENS unit for several years. I was also instructed to place the pads several inches away from any painful areas of pressure points. But I was also told I could wear it and go about my day as usual. I oppose you try it again, but don't turn it up to 3 until you are use to it. I can barely handle 2.5 after several years. Lol 🙏🌼

Dec 05, 2015 8:53 PM

Thanks for the input everyone. I'll get brave again soon and try it their again. I think it may have had something to do with having my feet on the floor when I turned it on. I sat their for minute with it on one and couldn't feel it, so I turned it up to two and the same thing, that's when I turned it up to three. I won't be having my feet on the floor when I turn it on next time, that's for sure LOL

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