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Paingone pen, Any Good???

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Traczy_Bear, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Traczy_Bear

    Traczy_Bear Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi,

    I am very new to the forum (1 day!!) and not quite sure how it works. I have been Type 1 diabetic for nearly 40yrs. I now have neuropathy as well as a spinal injury. I recently read an article about the paingone device and wondered if anyone has tried it and if it is safe for diabetics to use????

    Many thanks
    Tracey
     
  2. Dairygrade

    Dairygrade Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum I haven't used one myself but I'm sure someone will be along to give you some advice good luck hope you get sorted out.
     
  3. Traczy_Bear

    Traczy_Bear Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thank you, pain killers don't seem to do anything for the pain and I don't really want to take anti depressants as suggested by my consultant for the neuropathy. I just need to know if its safe to use before I buy one.
     
  4. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    I've never used a Paingone Pen, but it is basically the TENS system, which uses electrical pulses to stimulate the nerves differently. As long as you aren't using a pacemaker, or any other electrical implant, and don't have epilepsy, is usually considered safe. More details from the NHS here: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tens/Pages/Introduction.aspx
     
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