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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Canada
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So I visted my doctor and I told him about my continious pain in the abdomen for one year straight. I had a CT scan in my abdomen done already and nothing abnormal was shown. We talked a bit and he has asked me anything I did that made it feel better. I had thought for a while and after a couple of minutes of thinking through, I did remember when my gf came over I used the extra queen bed (its old) my dad had put away for storage (its also second hand) so I dont want to sleep on that, he got it from a yard sale.

Anyway long story short, I noticed that in a couple of days my abdominal pain was gone.. like just gone. As soon as I went back to my bed lying on my side (only seems to do it that way) my abdominal rectus pain comes back with a vegence and takes a while to go away. I can only lie on my back or stomach on my bed without disturbing my rectus abdominal muscles..

Back on the dirty second hand bed I was able to sleep on my side without pain! I explained this to the doctor. He advised me to go mattress shopping as maybe it could be the bed. I went to the mattress store and asked a sales person about mattresses and they asked me how old the mattress is, I said it was only 5 years old and the mattress was a good brand and costed a lot. They than asked me why I am coming to get a new one and I said the mattress was bent in the middle, 1inch crater in the middle from my shoulders to my butt. They told me maybe I could just get a new frame. I told them that the frame I had under the new mattress was really bowed and bent, and that I had it on for about 5 years (length I had the mattress) and I only changed the frame about a month ago, however even with the new STRAIGHT frame the bed has begun to still sag in the middle a little (its a coil spring) and they claimed to me that perhaps with all the years on a bad frame the mattress inside has warped caused the bed to sag .. which could be causing this pain. So I bought a new mattress for 800$ was originally 1700$ (a twin).

What do you guys think? Does it make sense to you all? Would love to head your opinions and inputs!
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Old Yesterday, 08:06 PM
 
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Well, let me ask you this:

Why wouldn't your front side and your back side and your side side hurt sleeping on your stomach or your back or your side on a mattress with an obvious sagging crater in it? You are bowing right along with it.

No frame can fix that.

Put the new mattress on a new, straight frame.
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Old Yesterday, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by CatzPaw View Post
Well, let me ask you this:

Why wouldn't your front side and your back side and your side side hurt sleeping on your stomach or your back or your side on a mattress with an obvious sagging crater in it? You are bowing right along with it.

No frame can fix that.

Put the new mattress on a new, straight frame.
Well no.. I just wrote that sleeping on my back or stomach doesnt cause pain.. only when sleeping on my side on my mattress that has that things I mentioned on top. But the frame user is bran new however it still sags like 1 inch.
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Old Yesterday, 08:14 PM
 
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Does your frame have a post dead center in the middle which holds up the mattress in the middle to keep it from sagging?
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Does your frame have a post dead center in the middle which holds up the mattress in the middle to keep it from sagging?
If the mattress is larger than a twin size it can still sag in the middle. There are crossbars for the frame you can buy that will help a lot. Depending on the brand/design of the mattress frame you can probably find one on Amazon to fit it. I've done this...made a huge difference!
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Canada
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If the mattress is larger than a twin size it can still sag in the middle. There are crossbars for the frame you can buy that will help a lot. Depending on the brand/design of the mattress frame you can probably find one on Amazon to fit it. I've done this...made a huge difference!
The bed is a twin a size.
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Old Yesterday, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Try flipping and rotating your mattress, you may have a wear-spot that is causing your problem,
or making your problem worse.
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Try flipping and rotating your mattress, you may have a wear-spot that is causing your problem,
or making your problem worse.
The bed is one sided.. but I have rotated many times.. made no difference.. I guess because my abdomen is the middle of the bed..
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Old Yesterday, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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The bed is one sided.. but I have rotated many times.. made no difference.. I guess because my abdomen is the middle of the bed..
Yeah, those one-side mattresses are something I would avoid..........I have a bad back. I have an old mattress that is good for my back, it is in great shape, I have been flipping it regularly since I got it ages ago.
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Old Today, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Who knew abdominal pain can come from a bed..
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