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A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:37 am
by BarryO
Finally, relief! It's called the "TENS 7000, 2nd edition" available from Amazon for $26.99. And it works ... at least for me. And my RLS has been quite severe.

If I sound surprised, it's because I am. I'd purchased a $80 private label home unit from a national drug store chain and it was a bust. I found this cheapy on Amazon, and noticed the high ratings, so figured what the heck. For $30, I'd try about anything. I struck pay dirt.

Note: Placement of the electrodes is quite important. I place one pad high on the inner calf and the other about mid-calf, so the current is going across the most annoying of my RLS symptoms. Same placement on both legs. I do both legs at the same time, and set the intensity separately for each. The benefit is immediate and lasts for hours after a 30 minute session.

Here's to hope for all my fellow RLS sufferers!

Re: A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:53 am
by ViewsAskew
I have that same unit! Sadly, doesn't help my RLS, but it does help with pain. Glad it is helping you and hope it continues to!

Is your RLS what you describe as painful? I always wonder if there is a specific "type" of symptoms that are more likely to be helped by certain treatments.

Re: A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:49 am
by badnights
I wonder if I never had luck with TENS cuz too many places in my legs are going at the same time. I tried it on lower back as well, no help. Maybe if I had 8 pairs of electrodes .... haha

Re: A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:28 am
by ViewsAskew
badnights wrote:I wonder if I never had luck with TENS cuz too many places in my legs are going at the same time. I tried it on lower back as well, no help. Maybe if I had 8 pairs of electrodes .... haha



You could always by 5 units - they are only $20 to $25, lol.

Re: A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:32 am
by sleepdancer2
Thanks for the recommendation on the TENS Unit. Mine is getting due to be be replaced. These days I find two of the small electrodes on my lower back/buttocks sufficient, but for the first few years I used 4 of them in a square around my buttocks. Wasn't able to find spots of my legs where I could tolerate them so decided to try to interrupt the signals and it helped me. It wasn't until I was on the other side of augmentation that it helped though. My non professional theory is that it's not enough to stop symptoms that are secondary to medication.