Oh Pants!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Laura--x, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    I've been having terrible terrible backache the past few days, and yesterday decided to use my dads TENS machine. Worked wonders, had it on for about an hour.

    Got backache again today and it's been on for about half hour, but i've just read on the internet that the only TENS machine you should use in pregnancy is the labour specific ones :dohh:

    Is it not safe to use normal ones?
     
  2. LongRoadAhead

    LongRoadAhead ♥Due 06/05/09♥

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    Havent got a clue hun.
    Not being old fashioned but what actualy is a TENs machine and what does it do?"
    Xx
     
  3. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Does it not have instructions with it? It should say pregnant women can't use it if you can't
     
  4. mrsholmes

    mrsholmes Well-Known Member

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    ive heard u cant use them during pg only in labour, Im sure it will be fine tho just the once xx
     
  5. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    I've just checked and it says do not use in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Do you think it's still safe to use even though im only a few days past 12 weeks? or is it better to wait?
     
  6. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    No idea hun sorry but didnt wanna read and run x
     
  7. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    I know mine couldnt because of the shocks but I had a warning paper with it.
     
  8. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    I probably wouldnt use it hun...just in case:hugs:

    Get your hot water bottle out instead, much safer !
    x
     
  9. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    Yea I probably wouldn't use it either just in case.
     
  10. NatalieW

    NatalieW Well-Known Member

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    If you have back ache, you need to freeze the problem, advice from my chiropractor. I have a bad back problem and used to take a strong pain killer and use TENs but I didn't know you couldn't usea TENs machine, as it only stops the pain signals going to your brain.
     

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