Oh man. If you know me, you know I love my heating pads. I have an electric one by my bed, a microwaveable one for when I’m watching TV, another microwaveable one for work, and even those ones you stick on your clothes for discreet heat.
Well, in April I received an email from Babette, the President of Pelvic Pain Solutions (and fellow EndoSister), offering me a free sample of their EndoFEMM heating pads. If I liked it, I agreed I’d share about my experiences. First off, I thought “free sample” meant I’d be getting like a 3″x3″ square of it so I can take it for a test drive; nope – it was the entire EndoFEMM heating pad in all it’s “Paris Girl” glory! So, here I am today…which means I obviously liked it.
It’s a strap-on kind of heating pad that I can wear around the house, hands-free, and have a lovely, heavy weight and pleasant pressure on my pelvis, as well as constant heat! I microwave it for a minute or two, but ALSO have the option of cold therapy (brrrrrrr, I hate the cold).
First impressions? My husband said I looked like a sumo wrestler, so in good humor I stomped around the house in my best sumo pose. BUT I cannot sing the praises of the EndoFEMM enough – it’s large enough to cover ALL of my painful pelvic area, even my mons! I absolutely looove the heat and pressure on my hips. And if my lower back is giving trouble, I just shift it around so the heat is on my backside. A word of warning, though: it’s HOT – and when you fasten something HOT to your body…you get HOT! So you may want to wait a minute before strapping this bad boy to your belly, or check to see if the heat is okay…
I love it. It’s now my favorite heating pad and I absolutely want to buy the travel size one to keep at work.
So, on April 22, 2017, I started my period. My EndoFEMM arrived juuuuuust in the nick of time. Granted it doesn’t take away my pain and Endo symptoms…but it does ease them. Heat has always been a comfort. And now I have hands-free heat, comfort, weight, and pressure. Like a purring cat on my lap.
Next, on May 20, 2017, I started my period again. And happily reached for my EndoFEMM. Again, I was met with warm, heavy, comforting goodness. And HANDS-FREE! I think that’s my favorite part. I just wear my heating pad around the house and can still do things like…pet the cat, reach for the remote, carry a glass of wine from the kitchen to the couch…ha. I love it. The heat lasts for about a half an hour before I nuke it again for 60 seconds. And I never realized just how much I needed the heat on my hips and mons…it’s incredible. An all-encompassing gigantic heating pad.
Anyway, I blab! I ramble!! Just know that this girl loves this heating pad! And thank you to Babette for turning me on to them! Now if my crazy review has led you to their webpage, clicking that little “Buy Now” button, I absolutely insist you update me on your thoughts in my Comments section below. Do you love it as much as I do?
8 thoughts on “Review: EndoFEMM Heating Pad”
I found the heating pad to be too heavy, which was really uncomfortable when I was in pain. I’m glad it helps you though! 🙂
Ah ha! I could totally see that being an issue. Have you found one that you like better that is lighter for you?
Unfortunately, I haven’t found a very good option for using heat if I need to be moving around. I tried using Thermacare, but it burned my skin! 😦 If I am just sitting, this one by SoftHeat is my favorite: http://www.target.com/p/softheat-comfort-form-pad-king-size/-/A-12729450 It is really flexible, and covers a large area.
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I’m glad you were at least able to find one that helped for when you’re stationary. 😉 Thermacare can be a bit…scalding…for me, too.
I just ordered mine, I’m excited to try it. Have you used it cold? I have my first laparoscopy next week and I’m hoping it arrives in time to use it as a bit of an ice pack if needed. Your blog has really been helping me prepare and understand endo.
Hi seems thattge product does not exist anymore? Link is broken… 💔
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thank you for letting me know! I wrote my contact at pelvic pain solutions to see if it’s been discontinued or if they offer it on another site. I will let you know and update the link accordingly.
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