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Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches Feedback Thread NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Jul-14 13:25:55

Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches provide drug free soothing pain relief from pregnancy related muscular back pain. Like an ice pack, but more convenient and easy to use, Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches work by cooling the skin and underlying tissue helping to reduce both pain and swelling.

Here's what Deep Freeze say: "Back pain affects three out of four pregnant women yet many areunaware of the risks of taking certain medication during pregnancy according to new research. But there is no need to grin and bear the muscular aches and pains of pregnancy as just over half (55%) of women currently do."

They go on to say: "The cryotherapy (cold cooling pain relief therapy) provided by Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch provides fast acting, self-adhesive, cooling pain relief to the affected area for up to 3 hours."

So testers, please share on this thread your opinion on the following: all comments welcome!

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

Everyone who tests the product and adds feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one tester will win £250 worth of John Lewis vouchers.

Please note your feedback and comments may be used by the team at Deep Freeze on social media and elsewhere. New pregnancy symptoms, including backache, should always be discussed with your doctor or midwife.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

T&Cs for prize draw here NB closing date now Monday 11 August 9am

teaforthree Tue 08-Jul-14 20:55:15

Q1 Breastfeeding a six month old and suffer with back pain since being pregnant. Both children were back to back so no idea if that had anything to do with it! The pain's been getting worse recently, but I've also taken up exercise. It just bloody hurts all the time!

Q2 I wouldn't say it was that easy, I couldn't get it on my back without it folding in on itself. I looked a bit like a T-Rex doing a mating dance. They don't stay on particularly well either. If I sat down, they'd move about, or if I was doing a lot of moving around I could feel it unsticking. Maybe it would be better if the outside had more of a plaster material rather than relying on the gel to stick to one's back

Q3 YES! They were really good at relieving the pain I get. At first I thought it wasn't working because the cold sensation goes quickly to begin with and then comes back more gradually, but after an hour I realised my back wasn't aching. Then again, I did the same the other day and when my back started to ache, felt for the gel pad and it had folded up and was tucked into my waistband.

Q4 I'll definitely continue to use these and if the pain was quite bad then I'd consider it but the price and usability puts me off.

Q5 Yes!

Q5 No I don't, not when paracetamol is around 16p and ibuprofen 26p (roughly). A hot water bottle doesn't cost much and can be reused, could fill one up with cold water and have a similar effect. They'd be better value if they could be used more than once and stuck better. It says they can have an effect for up to three hours, but I haven't yet got one to stick for that long. I think I would pay if my back got really painful but it'd be more like a once in a while thing and I'd eke out using them (rationing, dammit!) whereas I'd chuck a pack of painkillers in with the shop every week or I'd have a bath if I didn't want to take painkillers.

All in all, they are good and effective, just not sticky enough.

snowymum12 Wed 09-Jul-14 02:04:56

Q1: breast feeding a 3 week old so am suffering with all of the post pregnancy aches and pains but am wary about taking painkillers. My joints in particular have been very sore this pregnancy and continue to be. The dull pain really does make me miserable as it affects the limited sleep I'm having at the moment.
Q2 I've tended to use the patches on my knees, ankles and lower back so far. It's pretty simple to apply, although my husband had to help with the back patch.i've found they get caught on clothing and roll up a little (leaving a sticky patch on tops and trousers). I've left them on for the full 3 hours.
Q3 yes the patches definitely helped to relieve pain in all of the affected areas. The cool sensation takes a little while to come through but as soon as it does it really makes a difference.
Q4 I'd definitely buy them again as I feel that they have worked well for me. I do worry about taking pain relief when breast feeding so they are a really good solution.
Q5 I would certainly recommend them to others.
Q6 I don't think the patches are cheap but in terms of giving relief for those who can't/ are wary of taking pain killers then they are a good solution.

soundsystem Wed 09-Jul-14 11:17:24

Q1 Currently 23 weeks pregnant and suffering from mild back pain. Had been using a hot water bottle but far too hot in this weather so keen to try the patches as an alternative. Muscular aches and pains are usually at the end of the day and have been affecting my sleep.

Q2 I got my husband to apply as it was a bit tricky to reach however they stuck on easily. I found it lasted for a few hours.

Q3 Yes, it definitely helped and once it was on I didn't notice the patch as such just the cool feeling which was very soothing.

Q4 I'd definitely use them again and would buy them in future.

Q5 I'd recommedn to others as a good alternative to pain killers.

Q5 I don't think it's good value for money. It's ok for something you'd use occasionally, e.g for an injury, but for pregnancy you might use it every day for months so the costs would soon mount up. You can buy reusable cool gel packs that g in the freezer for around £15 so would be more cost effective to buy a couple of those. That said, the patches are good value for when out and about (without access to a freezer!) so would definitely still have some handy.

mumsbe Wed 09-Jul-14 11:43:06

Hi thank you for choosing me for this trial I have been suffering for nearly 2 years with pain so was pleased to trial a different form of pain relief

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

I wanted to try these patches as I breastfeed my 16 month old baby and the doctors are reluctant to give me certain treatment or pain relief as I am breastfeeding and I would need to stop breastfeeding to have the medication that will help with my pain. I suffered from spd during pregnancy and now suffer sever hip neck pelvis knee and back pain.
The pain I have effects my everyday life and can be restricting as to what I am able to do in my everyday life.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

The application of the patch is very simple and lasted for around two hours going up and down in temperature. The temperature seemed to go colder when I was sitting down. I found the patch peeled off a few times but I think it was because I had just been in the bath and moisturised

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Yes it did not completely but it felt great on my hip and i suffer from swelling and tenderness in that area so this really felt lovely

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

Yes I would buy them again when my hip has a flare up as the patch felt lovely just like putting ice on but you can feel the cold go through to the swollen area and it feels very relaxing

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Yes I would recomend the patch as it is a fast way of relieving pain and a safe way

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

I think £1.65 is a little exspensive for one patch I would pay £2.00 for a pack of 4. You need to take into consideration that pregnant women and breastfeeding women are probably on maternity leave and are not making as much money as well as having a little one to look after.
Its a great product but needs to be a more reasonable price.

Thanks again for choosing me for this trial

icklekid Wed 09-Jul-14 16:51:44

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.
Pregnant and suffering from spd which caused lots of lower back pain requiring physio and daily stretches.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?
Easy to apply lasted about an hour, did roll up as others have said

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes- as effective as microwavable heat pad in wrap but more convenient

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
Yes especially if I was still at work!

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?
Yes if suffering similar symptoms, leaving some to help with breastfeeding

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?
Expensive as don't last full 3h. Would only use when pain really bad!

sharond101 Wed 09-Jul-14 22:45:17

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis. I am having backache due to hormone treatment Iam receiving and cannot currently use oral pain relief. I have a toddler who is currently testing the boundaries and I need to lift him frequently to avoid disasters. This is meaning by the end of the day my back is aching.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last? I found it hard to put in place by myself, moreso getting the location just right and first time round it stuck to itself and then was uncomfortable when I got it in place. My DH has put it on for me with much better results.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains? Yes very much so and I was surprised it felt better than heat.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain? I might do if the back pain persists.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers? Yes and already have,

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money? I think that is expensive given the effects only last a few hours. I'd expect to pay £1.99 for 2.

SweetPeaPods Thu 10-Jul-14 07:59:10

Q1. Currently pg with dc2. Experiencing lower back ache that was triggered in labour with dc1. I wanted to try the patches as not keen to take pain killers daily. I have used heat patches when not pg for period pain etc and found them helpful.
Q2. Some patches have stuck better than others. A couple I just couldn't get to stick or stay in place. It's also not very easy to apply to lower back myself but thats not really the products fault.
Q3. Yes they did.
Q4. Would possibly buy again.
Q5. Yes I would mention they are available and I had tried them.
Q6. Would probably wait for them to go on special offer then stock up. Expensive compared to price of paracetamol but happy to pay for a product that works.

Q1 I'm breastfeeding a 2yo, had back problems since mid pregnancy. Bach ache is worse first think in the morning.

Q2 I tried the cool patches straight after a hot shower, my physio said this would have the best affect. Found it easy to put on as it's my lower back.

Q3 I found it helped a lot, the patch lasted a couple of hours, but I don't think it's meant to last all day! The relief lasted most of the day.

Q4 Yes and yes! They work very well, more so if applied straight after a hot bath or shower.

Q5 Yes I certainly would, my mum actually tried a couple from the pack too and found they helped her.

Q5 To be honest it's too expensive, the high price is my only negative about these patches.

rachaelsit Thu 10-Jul-14 11:31:48

Hi all,
I breastfeed and get pain in the top of my back and neck. I wanted to try the patches to see if they would ease discomfort whilst feeding. I've tried changing the position of feeding but this pain endures. I also get occasional lower back pain.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?
The patch is easy to apply and lasted for around 30 minutes. I found it peeled off my neck, maybe due to hair in the way but more probably because it was vertical and over creases.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes, it was very effective for relief.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
Yes I would.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?
Yes, far better than sprays and gels. No mess, no profuse smell.

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?
I think the 4 pack would be better value at just under £5. But yes that's good value.

Thanks, I like them a lot.

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 10-Jul-14 14:14:45

not received mine yet :-) so happy to be chosen though

ilikecooking Thu 10-Jul-14 14:30:06

Looking forward to receiving mine too!

frankiebuns Thu 10-Jul-14 14:54:12

q1, i have spd and paracetamols arent cutting it didnt want to go down stronger medication so thhought id try these 33 weeks pregnant
q2, put over right hip lasted ages and wonderful relief
q3, oh yes seventh heaven
q4, yes definitly use them again my hubby used deep heat whilst playing rugby but i thnik this is better
q5 yes recomended to my dad hes gone out go tget sum
q6, good value but prob buy the multi pack rather than just the one i look forawrd to using these after i give birth too

ILoveMyCaravan Thu 10-Jul-14 16:30:38

Q1 I am not pregnant, but have chronic back pain and spd since giving birth thirteen years ago. I have tried just about everything. I cannot take strong painkillers as I have severe reactions to them. I am willing to try anything at the moment. So far only acupuncture has made any real difference.

Q2 I found the application of the patch very straightforward. The only problem I had was that I accidentally cut a bit of the patch when opening the packet. The patch stuck on my lower back very easily. It has been easy to wear underneath clothes and is not at all bulky or uncomfortable.

Q3 The patch has definitely helped my pain. I have used ice packs before however, I have to lie down with them on my back, whereas with the patches I can be up and about.

Q4 I would definitely use the patches again, they are somewhat of a revelation to me! It's like having a constant soothing hand on my back.

Q5 I would definitely recommend them to someone who couldn't take oral painkillers. They work really fast and so far the effects have lasted a long time.

Q5 I would say that they do seem quite expensive, although I would prefer to buy them in larger packs and hopefully they would be cheaper this way.

Thanks for choosing me to try them, I am really pleased with the results so far.

ALILU123 Thu 10-Jul-14 17:15:39

Q1 I currently have an 8.5 month old son, and have suffered from lower back pain since mid to late pregnancy. I think it stemmed from doing too much at work ie lifting boxes, bending down etc as I work in a school with 3-4 year olds. And also, have an epidural has affected my back. I still get numb sensations and pain where the needle was inserted. It mostly hurts if I bend over and staying in a standing position for a long period. So changing nappies, carrying my son, and even doing the washing up I find difficult at times.

Q2 I found the patch very easy to apply. It is a good size, so it can cover a bigger area.
It is very deceiving at the beginning, after application, because after you put it on, it seems to lose it's cold sensation. Don't be out off by this, as it gradually gets colder and colder, the longer you have it on.
After application, I found the patch lasted for about 1-2 hours. It did start peeling off, especially if I was sat down.

Q3 Yes it did. It did not relieve it completely, but it definitely soothed the area, and helped me forget about the pain, whilst the patch was on.

Q4 Yes, definitely! They will be very useful when I return to work!

Q5 Yes I would. I gave my currently pregnant friend a couple and she will be trying them out soon.

Q5 They do seem a little expensive. I wouldn't buy a single pack, as this is far too expensive for a single patch. I think it would be better if they were just under £5. Also, for a problem that cannot be helped, we shouldn't have to pay so much for it.

Lotty8 Thu 10-Jul-14 18:31:13

1. I am breastfeeding a 4 month old and developed awful pelvic and back pain when pregnant. I find I get back ache when feeding/carrying baby especially with a toddler to run around after too!

2. Hubby applied the patch to my lower back but I applied to my shoulder/top of back (not all at once). Was easy enough and lasted quite well- I think the patch lasted longer than any benefit it was giving.

3. The initial relief was great and it did ease the ache significantly.

4. I would recommend it because it's drug free and I'm not convinced paracetamol has much effect on me anyway however...
5. Given the price I would recommend the deep freeze gel which I used when I was pregnant as its a lot cheaper long term and the negative side of it getting on your clothes doesn't really outweigh that.

Sorry, I've only just found the thread - been watching for it in the wrong place blush

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.
*I'm 22 weeks pregnant, I've been getting lower back twinges and some pains in my shoulder. Shoulder pain is intermittent but the back pain is most days.*

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?
*It was a bit awkward to apply at first as I was reaching behind me and it's quite sticky and floppy so it kept folding and sticking to itself! I've used 3 so far though and the second and third were much easier. I found the best way to do it was to place the patch flat in the palm of my hand then twist my arm under and back IYSWIM, so I could stick it flat onto my back. It didn't feel particulary cold at first, but it developed over 30 minutes or so into a "fire and ice" type feeling which lasted several hours, and up to an hour after I'd removed the patch. Even though the patch wasn't "freezing" cold at first it still soothed pain within a couple of minutes.*

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
*Yes, it was very good.*

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
Yes.

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?
*£5.49 is quite expensive for just 4 patches, especially if you use them daily. I haven't used freeze gel before but I would imagine it would be cheaper than these per use (based on the price of ibuprofen gel which I have used in the past).*

Annbag Thu 10-Jul-14 20:14:11

Q1 I'm currently 27 weeks pregnant and wanted to try the patches because I've had upper back pain, especially after sitting for long periods at my desk at work.

Q2 I found applying the patch a bit tricky at first - but that's more due to where it needs to go on my back rather than the products fault. Some patches did peel off a bit at the edges though, but others stuck fine. The cold sensatition lasted a few hours, approx 3 or sometimes more.

Q3 The patch didn't really relieve the pains for me. It was a nice sensation when it was on, but a while after taking it off the pain would start again.

Q4 I'll continue to use the ones I've got but I don't think I'd buy them regularly due to the cost.

Q5 I'd recommend that people try them, especially if they can't take pain killers. They didn't work that well for me, but are worth a try in case they work for others.

Q5 I think the price is expensive. Someone like me that's pregnant could need to use a patch or two a day for several months, which works out very expensive. Especially as I'm trying to budget for not earning much when on maternity leave.

MaryannM Thu 10-Jul-14 20:25:04

Thank you for choosing me for this trial.

Q1. I am currently breast feeding and have had shoulder joint & muscular pain since I was pregnant. This pain really affects my sleep and I was very keen to try something other than oral painkillers which I can't take due to breast feeding.

Q2. These patches were really easy to apply, no issues there. I found that they did last about 3 hours but the relief lasted longer. For example, if I put one on before bed time, I don't wake up in pain at 5.30/6am which is what usually happens to me every night. So that is a great positive. Only issue I had is that a few times the patchs rolled up at the edges and stuck to my clothes.

Q3. YES! these patches really relieved my pain and I was surprised just how effective they are.

Q4. Yes, I will be buying and using these patches again.

Q5. Yes, in fact I have already recommended these patches to friends and family.

Q6. I do think that these patches are expensive, but will still be purchasing more because they have done wonders for my shoulder pain.

Thank you again for giving me an opportunity to take part in this trial :-)

Mummytobeforthefirsttime Thu 10-Jul-14 22:53:03

Thank you for selecting me for this trial.

Q1. I am currently 37 weeks and 3 days pregnant and still working as a Deputy Headteacher. I have terrible Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both my wrists and some back pain when at work.

Q2. I've been using the pads mainly on my wrists and have found them easy to apply, there is some rolling but I just stuck a bit of tape to ensure the pads stayed in place. I've left the pads on for 3 hours plus and find the to be effective for that length of time. I do it the, on at night too to ease the swelling on the wrists. They have stayed on throughout the night.

Q3. I have been impressed with the pain relieving qualities of the pads. My wrists have been excruciating painful and the cold does relieve the symptoms tremendously.

Q4' I will buy the pads again, although the price is quite high.

Q5. I would highly recommend the pads to others and have done so already. Just having them on for a few hours provides such a relief from the pain.

Q6. I think the price for long term use is quite expensive. I could easily use 4 in one day everyday at the moment. I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome since Week 30' so I would be spending £40 per week on pain relief. If I was just using the pads for a one of injury I would be happy to pay the price of a packet of 4' but for a prolonged period of time. If trying to market this product for pregnancy related aches and pains especially in the third trimester, the price would have to be lowered significantly to make it viable for pregnant ladies to purchase. It would be useful if the product was available on the NHS to be prescribed.

xxmissbrightsidexx Thu 10-Jul-14 23:23:19

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis. im 30 weeks pregnant, and wanted to try the patches as I often get bad back pain, which affects me a lot during the day/night to the point where I can't walk

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last? i got my partner to apply the patch, it took around 5mins to kick in, and lasted around 2hours

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains? yes more or less instantly

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain? yes, I want to buy some to pack into my hospital bag, as the back pains I get in labour are awful

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers? yes! Most definitely

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money? yes I do, as they're very effective and was glad I was chosen to trial them

asuwere Fri 11-Jul-14 09:54:41

Q1 I am currently pregnant 8 months pregnant with DC5. I have just started to notice backache in the last few weeks; either after being at work and sitting for most of the day or after being at home chasing after the other DC.

Q2 The patch was much thinner than I expected and was quite floppy so I found it quite difficult to apply to my back without it folding in on itself. It would be much easier to apply anywhere else I'm sure but not great for the back (which I would assume would be the most common use). I also found it didn't stick very well when I moved, it did roll and fold up or caught on my clothes. Would be better if there was something else to hold it on rather than just the gel itself. Took about 5 mins to get really cold and it was noticeable for about 2-3hrs.

Q3 Yes, it did help.

Q4 I will continue to use the patches that I have in the box but I'm not sure I would buy them again as they are quite expensive for what they are.

Q5 I might but not sure, the price is quite high and if it was solely for back pain, I wouldn't say it's the best thing to use due to Q2 above, bit of a faff to apply and don't stay in place.

Q5 No, I think they are really quite expensive for what they are. I did like them and it is amazing how cold they can get (like magic!) but an ice-pack or hot water bottle is practically free and would give the same effect.

Thanks for picking me and I'm really glad that I tried these but ultimately don't think they are an ideal investment specifically for pregnancy. Maybe great for an injury for short term use though.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Jul-14 13:40:39

Thanks for all the feedback so far: please don't forget to also add your details on the survey feedback form I sent you the link to. thanks

noeyedeer Fri 11-Jul-14 16:31:50

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

Currently 35 weeks pregnant with DC2. I wanted to try the patches as I’m a teacher, on my feet a lot and have lower back pain. I also teach swimming by an outdoor pool, so a patch that sticks and cools in this heat provided welcome relief. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to get comfy in any position and can’t stay in any position (sitting, standing or lying down) for any great length of time before having to shift. The pain is starting to affect my ability to do my job well.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

Bit tricky to apply at first but I’m getting better at it. They do tend to crumple a bit and need adjusting. Once on the patches seem to stay put quite well, as long as I’ve not fiddled about too much putting them on. They tend to last 2-3 hours.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Yes! Absolutely brilliant! They have allowed me to be up, moving and getting on with my job. I didn’t realise just how bad I was feeling until the pain had gone.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

Yes. The benefit of the pain relief and being able to carry on definitely outweigh the monetary cost. Normal cold compresses only work if you can sit or lie down with them in place.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Yes.

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

They do seem quite expensive, but I would buy a five pack (under £5 would be more appealing) rather than a single. I would also ration their use a bit more, to only the times when I really needed to be able to move around, rather than in the evenings when I could use a normal cold compress to help, or when the pain was really bad.

noeyedeer Fri 11-Jul-14 16:36:11

AnnMumsnet - I haven't received the survey link from you.

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