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Date: 11.01.2011
From: Lydia

Subject: Beds

what kind of mattress do you think is better for RA ? i need to get a new one as i am only able to sleep in bed for a couple of hours knees /legs painfull i have to sleep in my lazyboy chair
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Date: 12.01.2011
From: davina

Subject: Re: Beds

hi i was having problems with my mattress due to my ra and i brought a memory foam 1.
i have found some relieve but still have lots of pain due to my ra not being controlled

i can say that my shoulders are better from this mattress.i got mine from beds direct at half price, so was happy.

hope this helps
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Date: 12.01.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Beds

Yes I've got a memory foam mattress topper. I wouldn't be without it now.
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Date: 13.01.2011
From: bsk

Subject: Re: Beds

My only worry about memory foam is it would make me too hot. I sleep very badly if too warm at night. Is this the case?
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Date: 13.01.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Beds

No bsk. It's not ' foam ' in the conventional way its very tighly packed foam so no visibal air bubbles. You can place your hand on it and it sort of molds to the shape of your hand. They are very comfy to sleep on and it does not make you any hotter than you already are.

The only comment I have though is if I were to buy another one I would buy a full memory foam topped matteress - not just put the topper on my original mattress simply because it keeps moving and I have to keep re positiong it. A small price to pay though for the comfort !!

You can get them from shopping channels like Ideal World / QVC and if you buy them from these you can send them back if you don't like them. They tend to be more expensive but you can get a refund if you can't get on with them.
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Date: 13.01.2011
From: bsk

Subject: Re: Beds

Thanks, that's useful info KJ. How are you these days? Holding up ok I hope. I'm due to start Cimzia in a few days. Hope it works for me.
x
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Date: 13.01.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Beds

Well bsk I'm in limbo land at the mo again although last bloods showed high RF bloods and xrays are normal now but I have obvious swelling stiffness and pain in my hands and feet back etc. So the Rhuemie has arranged an Isoptope bone scan - I can't seem to find out if anyone's had this before apart from Jake and Lucy. So it's all very strange ?? I saw the Podiatrist yesterday and she said I may have Raynauds syndrome as well because my toes feel cold and turn blue. I shall be glad when they pin this thing down. The Rheumie Nurse says if Isoptope scan is normal then it must be the Fibromyalgia I said I didn't think that caused inflammation and swelling ?? she said it can so who knows ??? Why are you starting Cimzia ?
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Date: 13.01.2011
From: bsk

Subject: Re: Beds

Hi KJ
It's Sally, reincarnated as bsk (which is how I started off on here!)
I'm sero -ve arthritis and methotrexate didn't work very well and neither did hydroxy. Looking forward to something that might lol!

Sorry you are in limbo. Surely if your bloods are high RF and you have obvious swelling, why on earth are they doing a scan? It seems clear to me. Dont know much about Fibromyalgia but will look it after this. Hope you get some results soon.
xx
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Date: 13.01.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Beds

Thanks bsk / Sally ;0) Apparently they don't put too much concern into a high RF ?? I hope you improve on the new meds please keep us all informed Good Luck xx
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