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Pillows

I am going pillow shopping tomorrow hoping to relieve some chiari pressure.  Has anyone had great luck with a pillow?
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   Here is a link to other threads on pillows.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/search/257?utf8=%26%23x2713%3B&query=pillows
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  Hi we have had threads on this topic too, some like the chiari pillow u can order online, I think it is a bit over priced....and some did not like it when they got it...

I got one for 9.99 at Target...it is a re-shape-able pillow and I love it....I also have a home edics lumbar pillow which I used in the hospital.

  Lying on ur side , propped up is a good way to help with the pressure as well as elevating the head of the bed.

   "selma"
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I hope I'm going to have luck with the  pillow I bought today. I bought a sidesleeper I hope it's a good investement!
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   Here is a link to other threads on pillows.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/search/257?utf8=%26%23x2713%3B&query=pillows
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Right now I am almost 5 weeks post op and I use a sort of beanie pillow. It's this stuffed elephant I had that is filled with those syrofoam very small balls. It's the only thing I could sleep on for a long time, either that or just my arm. I also have to sleep on my side if I am having a rough day, or on the couch that way I can lean back into it and then put a pillow under my head and one between my knees to keep my hips from hurting.
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Thanks again Selma:)
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Good luck with your new pillow:)  Let me know how it works.  Have you had surgery?  I have not.
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Hi, I found this pillow at bed bath and beyond.  It's like 80 but its worth it.  It's somewhat of a U shape where you can kinda prop your neck into.  I have been through several pillows and this one seemed like the most confortable one.  Hope this helps.
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Thanks momof3 I am headed there this morning and I will check it out.  I decided I am going to lay on one of those display beds and see what I think ... Try them out lol.  If they don't like it I have a good excuse:)
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I found a pillow at Penny's that have the little bead's in it and it forms to the head.  It is a life saver.  Also I know Beauty control has the neck rap's that I also highly recommend.  I have 2 acturally.  1 alway's in the freezer for a cold pack and other for microwave for heat.  I used to sew and make the neck wrap's.  I love them and it also help's support the neck.  Hope this also help's.  Good luck with the pillow.
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I ended up with the 130.00 cloud memory foam at bed bath beyond.  I hope it beings a good nights sleep:)
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had anyone tried the one from homemedics? is has momory foam (which i love but i find too hard now) in the middle and down alternativ (which i love even more but is too soft now!!!!) surrounding it I would LOVEE to try it but its somewhere from 70-90... and i cant really find any reviews from anyone with neck problems/migraines.
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  I have a home edics pillow and have been using it since my surgery even took it to the hospital, but it is a different style then what u r talking about....I love it and happy to have it...u can google home edics and look at the diff styles.....

  The one I have was not that expensive and is perfect for me.
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have i told you yet this month i love you??? LOL

im gonna do somemore research on it.. right now ive been sleeping with a firm down, but its lacking just enough for a sore neck in the am. and when i watch tv i use a feather on top of my memory foam same if im doing anything on the computer nook or phone..  and that is AWESOME but too high for me to be able to sleep comfortably on
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  Aww thanks...I did post teh link for the one I have in one of the older pillow threads...so if u look at the like I posted above u might find it.

   "selma"
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  Here is a link to the pillow that I really am glad to have- I actually would flip it over and place the side of my face on the flat side of the pillow it was the perfect size  post op...

http://www.alltimemedical.com/product.html?product_id=8831&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=shopping&utm_term=8831-19619&atmrid=12&shopping
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hi, i use 1 of them big v shaped pillows. u can use them in lots of different positions and they dont cost too much. i also have some of those small beanbag like pillows which go around your neck and they can be really helpful if u have problems resting your head in the bath aswell. hope u find something to help. steph.
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Hi

Do you happen to know the exact name,type of the pillow you got at target?  Was just on their website and couldn't determine which one you may have gotten.   thank you
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It was called a re-shapeable pillow and was 9.99...I will have to see if there is still a tag on it, but I love it...all I have to do is shake it and it fluffs back up...and it is very soft, but gives me support....

   "selma"
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Glad you found the pillow.  I hope it works for you.
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  Did u mean the reg bed pillow or the homedics one?....if the homedics I do have a link to that one posted above.....

   Sorry...I get confused  most of the time,...lol....
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Sorry to reply so late  but I did mean the pillow you got a target.  Been looking for ages for a pillow to support my neck properly and not cause pain.

Thanks for the info.  will look again
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