living life yellow.
the ramblings of a 21 year old
My heat pack is my best friend. You would probably think I'm kidding but when I'm having a flare up, I will not go anywhere without it.
Heat therapy is one of the most effective and inexpensive way to soothe endo pains. Heat packs are the most convenient form of heat therapy. These soft and snuggly pouches are filled with microwave-safe beans, rice, or kernels. They come in various shapes and sizes to ensure full coverage of the affected area. The portable heat packs are microwaved to the desired temperature in a matter of minutes. On average, the heat packs stay warm for 20 to 30 minutes and can last up to several years. Some come in soothing aromatherapy scents like lavender and eucalyptus.
My current fave heat pack is one that I was sent from Lara Kate's Wheat Bags. The wheat pack is a large square shape so it covers my abdomen perfectly! It's also awesome for when I have back pains as it covers the whole area again! It only take two minutes in the microwave to heat up which is something that I absolutely love as ones I have had in the past take 4-5 minutes to heat up; when you're in a lot of pain, you don't have time to be waiting around for your heat pack to heat up! Her wheat bags can be made customised to you which is awesome so that they can be made to suit your needs!
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Alternative sources of heat therapy could include hot water bottles or electric blankets. I prefer the wheat bags over them because the wheat bags can mould around your body where as hot water bottles tend to be too heavy on my tummy and electric blankets make me over heat, when I'm just wanting to apply heat to a certain area.