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#1 Tarheel31

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

So I just dropped about $1500 on a new mattress and 2 weeks later my wife is covered in hives and rashes.

Her lips swelled up yesterday, and she looked a little like Angelina Jolie which was nice, but she complained that they were really sore so no go on the BJ there. :nono:

Anyway, she had started taking melatonin supplements right around the same time we bought the mattress so we don't know which is to blame.

She has stopped taking the melatonin and HOPING that the symtoms dissappear but no luck yet.

Anyone ever had any issues like this?

If it turns out to be the cause and I have to eat $1500 I'm gonna go ape poo in the furniture store...

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Simple: make her sleep on the couch. You can still have sex on the couch, so no problems there.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

Two weeks seems like a long time to develop a reaction. Are you sure there hasn't been something in the last day or two that could be causing it?

You can also call the dealer and ask them about allergic reactions to the foam. They should have all the latest info, and can tell you what, if anything, they use to reduce/prevent allergic reactions.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:33 AM

Try for a refund and go for a latex mattress.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:16 AM

SEVERE side effects occur when using Melatonin:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; depression; fast heartbeat; hypothermia (fast breathing, shivering).



Looks like it's the melatonin, has she taken benadryl to try and get some of her reactions to go away?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

Did you get temper pedic or a knock off brand?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:52 AM

Looks like it's the melatonin, has she taken benadryl to try and get some of her reactions to go away?


That looks like it is the culprit.

Google tells me that a normal adult produces between 5 & 25 MICROgrams per day.

If she were in the middle of that estimate, taking a 3MILLIgram supplement means she has increased her daily amount of melatonin by 240 times!

That's per day! I think it's still gonna take a few more days for it to clear her system.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

Did you get temper pedic or a knock off brand?


It's a Simmon's Beautyrest.

It has a memory foam pillow top and alot of people complain of varius issues with these things. Some say it's the fire retardant?

Memory foam is a petroleum product so I'm still on the fence about how healthy it is for us, especially after reading here.... http://www.chem-tox..../guestbook.html

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

Be sure to clean the gloryhole after every customer

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

That looks like it is the culprit.

Google tells me that a normal adult produces between 5 & 25 MICROgrams per day.

If she were in the middle of that estimate, taking a 3MILLIgram supplement means she has increased her daily amount of melatonin by 240 times!

That's per day! I think it's still gonna take a few more days for it to clear her system.


You should have spent the extra $$ on a Temperpedic. They hold the paten on their foam, so everything else is a knock off. Plus they have a 20 year warranty as opposed to just a 10. And their warranty covers a 3/4 inch dip, where as every other brand covers a 1.5 inch dip.

So in other words, you could have paid $500 more and got their king size Contour series ($1999), gotten a better longer warranty, and the bed would last you a longer time. So instead of getting a new matteres every 6-8 years, you can pay more now, and have a mattress last you for 15-20 years....

We just bought one yesterday as a matter of fact! In 5 years, I have spent $1800 on two mattresses that have failed after just a couple of years.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

That was the plan when we went looking, but when I started laying on the 100% foam mattresses... it felt like... I was laying on a big piece of foam.

Felt really uncomfortable for some reason.
So we got a spring/foam mattress.

Still on the fence on this one though, trying to get used to it.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:54 PM

We use the Memory foam toppers. They are nearly as comfortable as the mattresses. They only last about 3 years, but they only cost about $150. Considering that a tempurpedic cost 10-15 times that, its a bargain imo.

Edited by Davidson Deac II, 26 February 2012 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:10 PM

This sort of thing happened to my gf in college she developed this weird allergic reaction in just a short period of time her lips had swollen up and poo well lucky for her it was nothing serious as it turns out the guy she was cheating on me with ......she was allergic to his sperm....

Edited by jasonluckydog, 26 February 2012 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:07 AM

Tyndall Pedic


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