Paingone tens pen

In the post today I received infomation about paingone original tens pen. Has anyone actually tried the pen rather than the pads and being wired up to a machine? I have tried the latter in the past but found it was too awkward to put the pads on my body and it didn’t work very well so I gave up on it. I realise this pen can only deal with one area at a time but it would be good to get some relief. It did say you have got to press the top button 30/40 times. I am wondering would my arthritic hands be able to do this?

My doctor last week prescribed some Ibuprofen jell that works for a short time.

At the moment I am getting desperate for some relief from pain. I do take nortriptyline 50mg at night. Good for sleep but not for pain.

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@rosebud74 I had one, but I think every brand is a bit different. The one I had was as thick as a felt pen, and it took a lot of strength to push the lever. I wore it out after a few years, so it must have worked a bit. But how would you do it all over your body? It’s mostly to stop the electrical pain signal between the spot that’s hurting and the brain. I have pain cream, but too much can overdose you even through the skin. I use it on my most painful trigger points so I can massage out the knot, which seems to help my whole arm or leg that’s attached to the trigger point. I use dicofenac cream, it’s a prescription, but in some countries you can get it over the counter in a weaker form as Voltaren gel. What has helped my pain the most is magnesium (anti inflammatory and relaxes muscles, helps with stress and sleep, helps with 300 functions in the body); and high dose vit D, which heals the central nervous system, and sublingual vit B drops, which heals individual nerve endings. My life was much harder before I found those.


Thank you Sheila for your help. That has answered my question would I be able to manage to press down the top. By what you said I do not think so. I take vit D but this time I did not get the high strength. Have a good weekend.

There are acupressure type pens , that were helpful at times, many kinds out there

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Thank you for that information. In the end I bought a PainGone+ pen TENS machines. Where I bought it from said, “because it has a battery it will be easy to use if you have arthritis”. Not so for me! Hurt my thumbs to use it and then actually using it for 30 seconds at a time the pain from my fibro become unbearable. Thankfully I can send it back and will get a complete refund.

A friend has loaned me an ordinary TENS machine but not even able to use that because my hands are just too weak to connect all the leads together. Even if I could use it, I would not be able to reach all the parts on my body where I hurt and would need help to use it, which I do not have.

So it is back to the drawing board.

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Thanks Lmd for that info, hadn’t seen them before. Especially interesting to me as that’s one of the 2 mainstays of all my treatments (real acupressure, really hurts, but total relief after)… :slight_smile: :+1:

Sorry it didn’t work out, but good you tried both! (I can’t take anything that uses electricity, cos it sets my focal seizures almost immediately; they tried one longer gadget on my elbows in the clinic, I told the doc I wd probably get the seizures, she said I wdnt, after I started getting some they brought me back to the room by wheelchair - bit over the top, but I shd think they’ll take that as a warning.)
If I didn’t have my acupressure physiotherapist I know there’s nothing anything else that comes close, whether osteopathy or trying trigger pointing or acupressure myself… :roll_eyes: