Nothing can be quite as comforting to a girl on her period as a hot water bottle and her bed. But very few of us have the luxury of lying cosy in bed on these painful days that haunt us once a month.
Hot water bottles have evolved to microwavable wheat bags and pug-in heat pads and now stick on heat patches.
These patches seem to be the ULTIMATE in convenience and quick relief!
You can’t exactly carry your hot water bottle to work or school. Taking painkillers comes with its own side effects. If this product works it could be the saving grace for a lot of women!
Pros: convenient, no side effects, drug-free, ambulant, discreet.
The ultimate question is: DOES IT WORK?
Deep Heat claims that the patch provides deep penetrating heat therapy from muscular and menstrual pain for up to 12 hours.
It is available at most Pharmacy and grocery stores for R55 for 3 patches. That works out to roughly R20 a patch.
As you may already know that I am living with stage 4 endometriosis. Read my journey here.Pain and discomfort is a usual occurrence in my life. I was naturally curious to try this out.
The major question is- does it do what it claims?
I love that it is thin and discreet. It sticks on easily and can be well hidden under clothes.
The patch warms up after 30 minutes of applying it. The level of warmth was soothing, It was not enough to warrant any effective pain relief. i still needed to take my regular painkillers. It was not as warm as I would have liked it to be.
It does work for the stipulated time of 12 hours which is very impressive. The soothing relief lasted for 12 hours. It definitely took the edge away in terms of the strong pain. this helps while you are waiting for the painkillers to work. if you suffer from mild period pain you may not need any painkillers.
The box contains 3 patches. I used and tested all 3 patches on different occasions when I experienced period pain.
About R20 for a single patch is quite expensive. I quite liked the idea of them, which is why I bought them in the first place. I didn’t find them to be particularly beneficial. I actually prefer applying a gel containing an anti-inflammatory eg. diclofenac / ibuprofen.
I suggest that you try this period pain patch if you suffer from mild to moderate period pain. I am quite sure that it will help you. I suffer from very severe period pain and therefore it was not very effective for me.
This will be particularly useful for teenage girls to use while attending school. If you want an alternative to painkillers for younger girls this is it!
While you are here, did you read my post about sanitary pads and the shocking effects it has on your health? Click here. You fill be fascinated.
This post is only a reflection of my experience with the product and does not constitute medical advice. Products will work differently for different people. Pain is subjective and will not be the same for everyone. Please consult a doctor for medical advice.
Have you tried this product? I would love to know your opinion?
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