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Ladies And Our Painful Bras

Ladies And Our Painful Bras

Ok ladies, this is one for you. Does anyone have tips about wearing bras or certain types of bras that make them less painful? I've got the most comfotable bra i could get with padded straps and everything but i still find they pull on my shoulders and trigger pain. It also squeezes my ribs and makes it feel like my chest is going to explode! I try to wear it as loose as i can but it can still be excrutiating. So does anyone have any magical wisdom on this subject?

Thanks

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

True & Co. They make VERY lightweight seem less tagless bras that are perfect. Someone recommended to me. I bought one to start and it was fantastic!!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Have you tried buying tube tops instead of bras? I owned one back in my early years and they're great! Better than wearing a bra anytime 😉

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I found the cacique balconette wirefree bra at lane Bryant. It is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. It is a plus size store but check their site to see if they carry your size. They are about $35 but they have good sales and if you sign up for email alerts, they will let you know when they're on sale. Not wearing a bra in public, is not an option for me but it comes off as soon as I walk thru the door. Lol. Good luck and I hope everyone finds a comfortable bra. Hugs

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I hear you ladies! I have so much pain in my shoulders, especially the one I had 2 consecutive surgeries on, one failed, and one did not do nearly enough. The Fibro makes the pain intractable, so bras are very uncomfortable! I cannot wear them when in a flare. I take every single opportunity not to wear one. I never wear one when at home anymore which over the last couple of years, has been most of the time. It makes working absolutely miserable and I can't concentrate on tasks with all the pain in my shoulders, neck and back. It's not Fibromyalgia by itself that is the issue, as that all-over body " don't touch me" pain can be managed by medications and my medicinal cannabis most of the time, it is the places I have had surgeries on that the Firbo makes so much worse that it feels as if I never healed from the surgeries even if it has been a couple of years since being cut open in the OR in multiple places. That is what really cripples me, since there seems to be no cure in sight. Ladies, if you don't need surgery, meaning, if you have body parts that function fine, but cause alot of pain, surgery is NOT the way. My Neurologist told me to stop getting surgeries as they make Fibro so much worse and she was right! And, I will not wear a "boob-sling" unless I absolutely have to! It is better for our breasts to not wear bras if at all possible since it just causes them to sag more when we get older. I know that seems counterintuitive, but it is the actual truth. Having good posture is what helps prevent breasts from sagging prematurely, not a bra. A few of my friends have completely gotten rid of their bras entirely and wear tank tops and over-clothing that covers the front area so nipples do not show through. Ban the boob-slings! They are not health for our breasts. We only wear these stupid things as a throwback from earlier decades. The bra was invented in the late 1800's and replaced the corset. We have actually been bound up for centuries.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have bought sports bras at dollar stores, k-mart and LTD. i recently bought 2 that link up the front with the little silver bra clips. These are great. No more struggeling to get the sports bra over my head and down. highly recommend!

posted about 4 years ago
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