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Author Topic: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)  (Read 1512 times)

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Offline clarke

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Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« on: July 29, 2006, 11:00:10 AM »
Am I the only one who uses an electric blanket the year round?  I've been using one for at least 10 years to ease the "coldness" in my feet/ankles from the neuropathy.  If I forget to turn it on, I don't sleep so good, and my feet hurt all of the next day.


Offline Christine

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 01:23:54 PM »
I have never used one, but I tend to be on the hot side. My husband is usually freezing at night, and I am ripping the covers off saying how hot it is...

If it helps, keep on using it.
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 05:04:00 PM »
Hello Clark,

The year prior to starting on meds, if I wasn't using the electric blanket, I was using the heating pad, if it wasn't the heating pad , I was constantly taking hot baths, and downing Tylenol. I am glad those days are behind me. I still use an electric blanket, But only in the winters( and winters in Florida aren't that bad) But I also like to keep the room temperature nice and cool ! As far as the neuropathy, I like sleeping with very loose fitting socks on. I have several pair of neuropathy socks, which are more comfortable on my feet. They keep my feet warm, but it doesn't feel like I got  rubberbands wrapped around the ankles !!



Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006, 07:46:48 PM »
Oh lord no, as hot natured as I am?  I burn up in the summer, with the a/c on 72......in the winter, I rarely turn on my heat.

Years ago, pre-HIV (my prehistoric age) I used to love an electric blanket.   With the nightsweats I had in the 90's, I could have been electrocuted if I'd used one....
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline clarke

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2006, 04:51:51 PM »
"neuropathy socks"?  Never heard about 'em.  I've been wearing SAS Socks (at $10.00 per pair) for years.

Offline Life

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2006, 05:44:46 PM »
I sleep with my blue "woobie" around me and the temperature is just right.. ;D

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2006, 08:24:14 PM »
"neuropathy socks"?  Never heard about 'em.  I've been wearing SAS Socks (at $10.00 per pair) for years.



I think the ones I purchased, were 3 pairs for 10.00 They Are seamless around the toes. So, you don't have that seam bothering your feet/toes. They are a much larger mesh, and they don't cling hard to the feet or ankles, and at the same time, they won't slide down. I like them !! There are some socks, that I simply can't wear. They are too tight ! Search under Diabetic/neuropathy  socks



Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline fearless

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2006, 09:38:06 PM »
I got an electric blankie for my 40th. Already, I wonder how/why I ever survived the colder month of July. Given that the worst of winter seems to have passed I guess I'll turn it off again soon, but I do like that warmth it creates.
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic

Offline clarke

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Re: Addicted to my blankie (blanky?)
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 01:56:42 PM »
Just for grins and giggles, wouldn't the extra "heat" I'm getting from my blanky help keep the virus at bay?

I know "it" doesn't like getting above certain temperatures.

 


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