Any recommendations for a quality heating pad?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Beadlady, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    I got a new heating pad for Christmas, but I can tell it is not going to last very long--cheaply made.

    I use mine everyday--I need something heavy duty. Ideas please.
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  2. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    I use my two extra large ones every night, all night long. I bought years ago when it had a life time warranty. What a deal I got. After I would start having troubles I contacted the company and they sent me a new one. I've gotten embarrassed by how many they've replaced......the guy who works there always remembers me! I bought a new one at Target recently. For me they last a couple of years.
  3. hermitlady

    hermitlady Member

    I have a large Kaz "SoftHeat"...think I got it at RIte Aid or Target many years ago. I have another cheapie one too......both of mine have auto shut off after a certain amt of time. I don't like this, I'd like to find one that would stay on FOREVER...I know this is a safety feature tho.

    I always say that my heating pads are my best friends. I used to have a heated mattress pad that I loved...my cats shredded it when I wasn't looking. Anyway I've read the electrical current from heated blankets and pads is bad for us. Wonder if that theory applies to heating pads too.

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  4. MicheleK

    MicheleK Member

    Well, I see I am not alone in my love affair with my heating pad! LOL
    I have gone through many. I like one that gets really hot and these days they make them with so many safety features, many don't get hot at all.

    My husband found two extra long type that do get hot enough and also have safety features that turn them off after a while. I threw out the boxes so I don't know the name brand, but he got them at Walgreens and CVS.

    When I am in tremendous pain along my entire back, I turn those pads on, lay down and enjoy not feeling the pain. Too bad as soon as I get off of the pads the pain is still there. But it's nice to have the relief while laying upon them.
  5. Saoirse3

    Saoirse3 Member

    Seriously, though, I bought a Homedic at Wal-Mart and so far, so good. My Sunbeam fell apart, I guess from use or being cheaply made. And another one that was very short-lived, as my parrot chewed through the cord (but I didn't like it anyway!)

    Soft hugs,
    Stacey
  6. John123john

    John123john Member

    I just break the rules and lay against my heating pad or my heated blanket. Mine has an auto-off feature so I am not too worried about falling asleep and leaving it on. I have noticed that my blanket has a couple of broken wires, so I probably wouldn't purchase an expensive one and lay on it if you do not want to chance damaging it. I am asking for the massaging / heated chair pad for Christmas this year for my office. I think that would be wonderful for during these cold rainy days we have been having.

    Hope you all feel better soon!
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
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  7. MikeOlly

    MikeOlly Member

    Well it is true. For rainy days this heating pads so good!
  8. John123john

    John123john Member

    Which one do you use?
  9. MikeOlly

    MikeOlly Member

    Well as for now i use Sunbeam 756-500 Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology.
    I buy it two monthes ago, so now the time to use it, cause we have rainy days :D
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  10. John123john

    John123john Member

    You are right!
    Wow. It is a good device, in my case i use Sunbeam too. My model is
    732-500 King Size Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology
  11. Pepper21

    Pepper21 Member

    Dreamland Intelliheat heatpad, my second one since I was sixteen, I'm 43 now, first one lasted ages I hope this one fairs just as well.