What is Foam Bed Wedge?

Category: Equipment

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Foam wedge is useful for elevating the head or feet in the bed.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 2 0
Support circulatory health 2 4
Abdominal bloating 1 0
Abdominal cramps 1 0
Abdominal pain 1 0
Acid reflux 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Foam Bed Wedge

Side effect Patients
Stiffness in neck 1
Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Foam Bed Wedge

Dosage Patients
daily 2
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Foam Bed Wedge

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using Foam Bed Wedge

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Foam Bed Wedge

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6
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4 patient evaluations for Foam Bed Wedge

Mar 14, 2016 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2013 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support circulatory health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Not sure of benefits. If headaches come back then I will know the wedge was working.

Feb 8, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support circulatory health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This appears to have helped reduce frequency of headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2010 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for swallowing difficulty (dysphagia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was dxd with mild OSA and started using an APAP, which helped me sleep much better than the wedge had helped, so I stopped using the wedge.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2010 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for swallowing difficulty (dysphagia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Before using the wedge, I was rarely sleeping more than 1.5 hrs without awakening. During a visit to my neuro, I expressed concern about it, and he suggested a sleep study. In prep for the study, I began keeping a detailed sleep log which revealed several timing issues (e., caffeine, water, meds, room temperature). Rearranging those helped some, but when I tried the wedge, I began sleeping 5-6 hrs without awakening. I don't know why it helps, but I don't care why. (I suspect it helps with my dysphagia - I stopped waking up to big wet spots of drool.)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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