Re: Bed Buddies are BEST for fibro pain!!
I use a moist-heat microwaveable pad, TheraBeads made by Kaz. It's available in many dept. store "home health care sections," for under $20. The Kaz product is denser than Bed Buddy. The density really facilitates heat penetration, pain relief, and heat retention by the pad. It retains heat so well that it stays warm for hours, when I use it under the covers at bedtime.
Bed Buddy contains flax & herbs; the Kaz product contains inert ceramic-type hydrophillic beads that absorb moisture from the air when microwaved.
I do like the configurations offered by Bed Buddy; however, l have concerns about potential for fungal contamination over the long term, when a botanical product is regularly moistened & warmed. Perhaps more of an issue for those of us with mold allery, however, mycotoxins themselves can be responsible for fibromyalgia-type symptoms.
Last edited by elmhar; 09-20-2006 at 10:53 AM.