Posted by John
on November 05, 2000 at 12:08:42:
In Reply to: Who has SERIOUSLY gotten relief with magnets? posted by Dana on November 04, 2000 at 02:38:08:
: I would like to know how many people have had 50% or greater relief with magnets. I am 2 for 2 so far. And want to hear about more... Thanks.
I've used a magnetic mattress for about 2 years from one of the most reputable companies. It was miraculous when I first began using it. However, it works well for me when I'm having problems with spasming. It has no real effect for general FM pain.
In my case once I got the spasming under control I could handle the general pain. I removed the mattress about a month ago and bought a new air type mattress for the bed. I've had a difficult time finding a GOOD mattress because my condition changes
frequently. Sometimes I need firmer and sometimes softer, now I can adjust it to satisfy, thus sleep deeper and longer. So, to answer you, yes it works, but mostly for spasming. You can do just as well or better if a good mattress is purchased in the first place.
If you can't change to a better mattress, then a magnetic pad is a good alternative, but not a magic pill. My Chiro actually will place a magnet on a muscle if it begins to spasm when she's working on me, and it always instantly stops the spasm with no further
intervention. Will this work for all of you? Who knows? Each person is different!