Yes I wear it 24/7, but then I wear "big knickers " anyway , far too much of me for bikini ones , they would roll down below the overhang and then as you say , it would´nt be in the right place .
on the info pack it does says to wear magnet 24/7. I wear bikini type knickers, and still manage to wear it.
Been wearing it since Thurs,
do you ladies wear your magnet 24/7?
sometimes id like to wear smaller pants but some of my bikini ones would make the magnet too low
I know Nicky , it does make you laugh cos it´s unbelievable what you end up stuck too !!
I never realised that the counter in our bank was´nt made of wood !
Would´nt be so bad if I had a concave stomach , but unfortunately it is exactly the opposite , it sticks out . Now it sticks out with this little button on it pulling everything towards me .
The old saying of "the little woman tied to the kitchen sink " yep , and the cooker , and the knobs of my kitchen cupboard .
However , it´s really made me laugh out loud so many times as I attatch myself to things .
Ps still waiting for the "weight loss " to kick in , oh well cannot expect everything !
Have been following this thread and having a good laugh. I looked up the ladycare magnet and realised it was not for me, only thing wrong was it would definitely end up in a 60 degree wash and a tumble dry! Instead I bought a Trionz bracelet, trendy silicone band in fashionable colours, same price, from Wiggle. I've been having much better nights sleep and much reduced hot flushes/night sweats from about the 3rd day. Figured it didn't much matter where the magnet was placed. Anyway I'm suitably impressed and wont be taking it off!
Bella - What a nice honest answer from you Onc, good for him! So really it's up to us with no evidence to back anything up. I'm tempted to try it after chemo as one of the effects can be weight loss and I'm packing it on with having to keep eating to alleviate slightly queasy side effects.
I don´t blame you bella . Until they can come up with something that actually works to releive the hot flushes and night sweats we have to do whatever we can to make things bearable .
Unfortunately my onc does´nt seem to see it as a problem , but then again , he´s not getting them ! If he was I´m sure he would´nt be so complacent ! Men !!
I've finally had an answer from my Onc on this. He says...
" I am not really finding much solid scientific data on this and as such, it is very difficult to comment on the safety of this in combination with Tamoxifen. It is difficult to see that there is going to be any real interaction, but really there is no evidence either way."
This basically sums up what I've discovered myself from researching online, that there's not enough evidence as there haven't been any scientific trials.
I'm sticking with mine until told to stop.
HTH, Bella xx
im er+ and my bc nurse said it was ok to use
i wonder has there been enough reserch into the long term use,.like 3 yrs down the line?
how long has the magnet been about?
i am a little worried about it
but im still using it 24/7 as im sure its helped a lot
either that or everything is settling down on tamox?
if i stopped wearing it for a few days would i be able to tell if it had been working,or would it then just take me mths to get it to work again
sorry, mulling things over as i type
Its funny Steph cos I was thinking exactly the same regards info from bcn. I'm beginning to think they will probably recommend not taking it due to ER+ and the fact that it says it stimulates oestrogen. It would be great to find a definitive answer. Heres to hoping!!!
Let us know how you get on. But I doubt if nurses know much more either. They can only be guided by what the consultant thinks and will err on the side of caution to cover themselves. But I'll probably do the same and ask for advice just to see what response I get. Mention about the oestrogen stimulation that the magnet possibly causes and I bet they'll say, better not try it then 😞
If you don't mention about the oestrogen thing, they'll think it's just placebo and if it helps the patient, then why not? Hopefully, you may come across a nurse or doc who's read a lot of research into it and can give you an informed answer, but I doubt that. Sorry for being negative.
It would be a disappointment if it was inadvisable as according to comments here, it seems to work and I'd love to give it a go.
I've just ordered the magnet online at Boots but having read various comments about ER + bc, I'm a little concerned. Mine was positive and I'm reading conflicting advice. I really want to give it a go. I'm toying with the idea of ringing the bcn tomorrow.
Hi , I´ve had my magnet for several months now . It´s definately made a difference .
Really hot drenching flushes that left me soaking were every 40 minutes , now , although I still get them they are sometimes well over an hour , and don´t last as long . The nights have improved as well . There´s a long way to go , I´m still getting very regular flushes ,but thre was definately improvement . Plus I´m taking various herbal infusions .
My cancer was ER+ as well ,but i spoke to the breast cancre nurse at the Haven and she said go with it .
I´ve received no advice from my onc , he´s interested in my disease not my person .
As for the effects being purely placebo . No I don´t go along with that . Anyone suffering flushes and sweats , knows only too well if something is working or not , you cannot "fudge " that , and who would want to .
I´ve also had one session of acupunture , and I´m going for a second one this week .
Good luck ,
I'm tempted to try the Ladycare magnet as for the past 4 weeks or so, I've been getting hot flushes. I'm interested in complementary therapies anyway, so would like to give this one a go and I can't see how the effects could be purely placebo, I mean, you either get the flushes or not. One thing that bothers me is that I read it may work by encouraging oestrogen production (see article below, paragraph 6 and 13) which is a no-no for me as my cancer was ER+. Advice from doctors is going to be useless, because the majority of them will poo poo anything complementary anyway.
thanks for making me smile today, ladies. Ive been getting horrible tropical moments (hot flushes), night sweats etc. So am going to invest in a ladycare asap.
I'm also a fan of ladycare and have had mine since February this year - it's certainly made a difference even though I occasionally get stuck to the fridge!
What a bummer about chocolate, is nothing sacred? For goodness sake, after all we've been through we deserve a treat!!
Why can't SEs of Tx include honey-bronzed skin and losing a stone? (I know, I know, it's saving our lives....)
I'm on Tamoxifen. When I heard about the ladycare magnet I couldn't get down to boots fast enough!! Biggest problem for me been hot flushing and night sweets plus irritability (poor hubby). I can't believe the results. Hot flushes have completely stopped and I've noticed a definate improvement in sleep plus I'm a nicer person. Phew. Have to admit, my flushes were not what I'd consider severe but bad enough that they were bothering me several times a day. The instructions say it is safe to use with Tamoxifen, but I've decided to double check that with my BC nurse and ONC as well although I'm fairly sure reading other comments here it's not a problem. For £20 it's worth a try. x
chillow works well for me, doesn't stop the night sweats, but cools my down quicker. Will try the lady magnet, anything is worth a go!
(thought I had posted this already but its not showing)
We went away last week with our Grandaughters aged 8 & 5. Took our 2 dogs as well. The cats (I have 5) stay at home and either my son or next door neighbour see to them every day. They do not roam as we have an overhang of mesh around our garden wall so they cant get our and others cannot get in.
Make the most of it and go away as much as you can the cat will cope!.
I think that the magnet must be doing something as my flushes seem not to be as intense as they were although I still have one at least every 2 hours day and night.
love Wendy x
I haven't done a search on dark chocolate and hot flushes - it may just be me so don't panic!! Perhaps having the chocolate in the evenings was the worst thing.
Good for you getting a motorhome and having trips. We're thinking about some trips now as I'm recovering. Our cat hates being left on his own so we're going down the pet sitter route and luckily my mum has offered for our first trip. What do you do with your cat/s?
oh no dark chocolate "is my one weakness", seriously though I do eat dark chocolate so searching now for any evidence that this is true.
thanks Elinda Leo does know he is georgeous, and he is a titled cat as I have shown him quite a lot, it was my passion breeding and showing cats before BC. I decided to give up the breeding so do not really have anything to show now either. So we bought a motorhome and go away as much as we can. Got a wedding to go to later today and what a lovely day for it it is.
Leo is a stunner and looks like he knows it too!!
Over Easter I've found an unfortunate link to eating dark chocolate and getting hot flushes. I don't normally eat chocolate (as we're both real chocoholics and trying to lose weight) but husband and I decided to treat ourselves to some and have had really bad hot flushes on those nights. Oh and put on 2lb as well!
Must give the chillow a try especially with warmer nights coming up. I'm feeling worried about hot flushes during the summer.....
take care all
Well ladies this is such a laugh!! I am using both only 10 days of the magnet so far and am hoping its improving things for me. I did have one night this week when I only woke twice. As for the power of the magnet I took my big pants off to have a shower, chucked them on the floor like you do and they shot across the floor to the washing basket (yes its metal)hint or what! Off to sainsburys later so will let OH push the trolley.
With the chillow I have in on my pillow, go to sleep then at 1st wake up its hot so throw it on the floor and replace it at next wake up etc. Ususally have it lengthwise so that part of it is under my shoulders OH is encouraging me to get anothe one to lay on.
love Wendy xx
PS My cat is called Leo and he is LIlac Point Siamese
Me again , just been reading a totally unrelated post , but another lady mentions the Ladycare magnet and says it´s brilliant , except she got stuck to the sainsbury trolley !! LOL
I have to say all this about the Ladycare has given me such a laugh . I´m envisioning everything rushing towards us and clinging on as we go about our daily tasks . Laptops malfunctioning , security gates flashing with warning klaxons blaring ,security guards with guns drawn . the idea of Heathrow brought to its knees because of all these women with magnets in their knickers is just hilarious , I dread to think what it could do if you were allowed onto the flight deck !
It does´nt seem to affect suseptable pensioners . My husband is a pensioner and has a load of metal bars and bolts and screws in his back , so far he does´nt seem to have found an unexplainable attraction for me , but I live in hope !
Lilac lady : Big knickers rule !!
it says on the website that ladies travel daily without problems but to carry a leaflet in case asked lol
i might email them about the laptop(sat here doing it anyway with no probs)
i also need to ask them if i need to stop wearing bioflow wrist band
I'd never considered the implications of wearing a magnet particularly with things like bank cards; it hadn't even crossed my mind. I'd found out about the electric wheelchair problem from someone else but I guess I'd best keep well clear of any susceptible pensioners too!!!
I wonder how the magnets fare going through X Ray at airports? I'd hate to find that I have brought Heathrow to a standstill.
I don't know the strength of these magnets, but neodymium magnets around laptops, bank cards..you know the electronic strip in them, heart pace makers are a no no...so no wrapping your legs around any susceptible pensioners, if you know what I mean...;)
Do you know, you have made me wonder about the lap top. I would have said that I use a lap top and the magnet hasn't made any difference, but I have had some recent trouble with the lap top connecting to the wireless system. It has been really playing up and I'm wondering now if it is because of the magnet.
I haven't tried the magnet with anything 'glamorous' yet - but Bridget Jones knickers up to the armpits jobs with jeans keeps it well hidden.
i use a laplop on a lap tray do magnets affect laptops?
i do find the magnet sits too low in some of my pants lol as they are little pants
and it does show a bit through clothes
with the chillow, do you lay on it all night or drag it over when you need it?
do you put it in a pillow case?
I too have been using the ladycare magnet for about a week and so far so good. I am certainly getting some decent sleep now. However, I have been warned by a work colleague that the magnet can have a detrimental effect on electric wheelchairs. (I work with disabled children) Apparently she caused mayhem when one of the wheelchairs suddenly stopped dead for no apparent reason. It was later she discovered the chair reacts badly to magnets. I return to work after Easter and the mind boggles at the havoc I could cause by wearing it!!
Well the image of the umbrella racing towards your knickers has made my Easter ! Thanks for giving me a good laugh x take care
I bought a ladycare magnet , as I was having dreadful hot flushes and night sweats , one of the other ladies reccommended it and I was desperate .
Only been wearing it three weeks but have seen a definate improvement , hot flushes down from every 40 minutes to one an hour and much less intense , plus the night sweats are less troublesome . I have to try and make sure I wear clothes that it does´nt show , ( I have quite a fat stomach ) and while I was having rads I had to remember to take it out as I was´nt sure how it might affect the machine .
It´s a really strong magnet , I was changing my pants and dropped them on the floor with the magnet still attatched , my folding umbrella was also on the floor , ( yes I know , I´m an untidy mare !) and low and behold , my umbrella started moving towards the Ladycare until with a last rush it attatched itself !! Frightened the dog , he raced out the room .
Not personally tried the chillow , but we bought one last summer for the dogs crate and he loves it , keeps him cool at night .
If youre an ebayer, theres 1 on sale just now at £6 currently-I was recommended to get 1 so have been using for coupla weeks-so far so good!!
(Megga weird tho) lol !!!
I have had the magnet in my knickers for about 4 weeks and occasionally I get a bit over heated but in minutes it passes, I have started Tamoxifen and still not got any night sweats or hot flushes in the night and I do feel that the magnet is helping.
Bit of a passion killer though !
my b c nurse said its fint to use the magnet so im off to see where is the cheapest now
i so hope it helps
im barely getting 3 hrs broken sleep a night, its worse than when ryan was a baby lol
Hi I have been using a chillow pillow for the last 2 years and take it with me if I ever sleep away from home. They are strange things really quite flat so I could'nt use it as just a pillow in any case as you say sometimes feel very cold! anyway I keep mine under my normal pillow and its wonderful would'nt be without it.
they cost £25.00 worth every penny. If you look on ebay you can sometimes grab a bargain. hope this helps
Wendle - I love your cat - what breed is it? Mine is part Cornish Rex.
Have been thinking about the chillow, how much are they? I have terrible hot flushes through the night but I always wake up first thing in the morning feeling really cold so I'm not sure if it's the right thing for me.
I have been using the Ladycare magnet since starting Tamoxifen in January - and it really really helps. Can cope with SE now....I asked my oncologist first and she said it wouldn't be a problem to use.
Hope this helps.
thankyou for your views
im awaiting my chillow
and have left a message for my bc nurse to ask her about the magnet
I have been using Chillow for a year now and yes it does help. i find it best ti lay it downwards on my pillow si that part of it is under my shoulders/back. It cools me enough to drop off to sleep but when I get the next one I have to put it on the floor to cool off again before the 3rd one etc. Been thinking about getting anouther one but heard about the Ladycare on here so googled it and it says that it has had good results with Tamoxifen user and no reported problems with ladies who have had BC. So bought one yesterday from Boots £19.49. Its in place and I am waiting but today I have developed a cough and cold thanks to OH & his germs! So it may not work for a while. I will post if it does me any good or not.
Best wishes Wendy
I was told the ladycare magnet works by messing around with your hormones and therefore is not suitable for er+ bc. However, like lots of things on here, different hosps/bcn advise different things.
I'm wearing a ladycare magnet at the mo. Have been wearing it for about 2mths now, I bought it from Boots.It was recommended by quite a few ladies on this site who have had good results and it is not halmful.I would try anything to elevate the night sweats that i get!! I personally haven't had much improvement but i'm still hopeful 🙂
I have never heard of a ladycare magnet but don't imagine it would be a problem used with hormone therapy. However, I always think it is good idea to check these things out with the medics.