But I just burned a hole in my most favoritest heating pad. I do not know how: I microwaved it for 2 minutes, just like I've always microwaved it for 2 minutes. But apparently, this time I burned a hole through the fabric, and all the flax seed is falling out. Everywhere: the hole is large, and I already trashed the heating pad.
So. I am asking VPers for recommendations re: the best heating pads for menstrual-related pain. My major criteria, in order of importance:
1) Attaches to my body -- Aforementioned Favorite Pad had a velcro strap that enabled me to anchor the pad around my midsection (front or back) while I moved around from room to room. When I'm on my period, I kind of live with my heating pads, so the freedom of not being plugged into the wall is a Big Deal for me.If it's possible, I'd also prefer a pad that involves smelliness/aromatherapy (which is grounding and gives me something to focus on besides pad) and/or to purchase from an independent maker (like an Etsy seller).
2) Gets fuck off hot -- If it doesn't, it's not really contributing to pain management for me.
3) Resusable -- While I do buy disposable heating pads, the whole "living with" aspect makes this financially infeasible for the duration of my period.
Thanks for any suggestions!