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Post  Mini on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:03 am

I am sitting here, it is very early in the morning and I am connected to the TENSE device
(Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator).

I have woken up in the middle of the night with a very bad h/a, but I did not want to take any OTC painkiller, or Imigran (Imitrex), since I had to take them y-day, and I worry about rebounds.

I desperately needed to get some relief, unable to go back to sleep becasue of pain I remembered my (quite forgotten) TENSE stimulator.

Amazingly, as soon as I got connected to TENSE and set the right programme for Migraine, I felt considerable relief. I've kept it on for the prescribed 30 minutes, but as soon as I disconneted it, the pain returned.
For a while I've tried to "live with it" but my head was still quite bad, so I went back on TENSE, and again the relief was almost immediate. What a blessing!

MY question is how long I can stay on it, and if it is doing me any harm, if I use it for longer then 30 min as prescribed in the brochure that comes with my TENSE device? Any ideas? Thanks.

I know that TENSEs is quite safe, since here in UK it is used in hospitals and by midwives during childbirth, but I wonder if anyone has any more information for using TENSE for Migraines.
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Re: Connected to TENSE...

Post  Mini on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:13 am

Forgot to ask, if anyone else here has tried TENSE for M, and what is your experince of it.
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