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Swagmantha

82d

Does anyone that struggles with chronic pain have an hard time with bras? I have a very hard time wearing them because of the pain it causes to my shoulders, but I also don’t like not wearing anything because of how it looks, feels and skin problems. Has anyone found a bra that works very well for them?

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    • Swagmantha

      60d

      @Loveorcas i’ve seen a couple that look like they would be good but they’re usually $80+ and i just can’t get myself to buy one

    • Loveorcas

      60d

      I tried bra's and even sports bra's. My shoulders killed after about 1/2 hour, I nearly destroyed it trying to get it off. I haven't found one yet. There was an ad on the phone that showed a new bra that has front closures. It looked promising but it was so expensive!

      • Swagmantha

        60d

        @Loveorcas i’ve seen a couple that look like they would be good but they’re usually $80+ and i just can’t get myself to buy one

    • Arianwen

      81d

      I stopped wearing bras because of the chest pain from wires, but I’ve found some comfy sports bras that fit nicely and have no wires! Not wearing one at all can give you more pain if you’re chesty, but I would 100% suggest trying some light- mid support sports bras ♥️

    • Gabby211

      81d

      I’m new here, it’s amazing how I see people have symptoms or issues like mine. I also get a lot of pain and stagger points of my pain when I wear a bra so I had to come up with something to be able to use it when I’m not home. I bought some extensions to the clip or back part of the bra like 3 and put them together and I can use it on any of my bras and a bra that’s doesn’t have much patting just a light cover and I also remove the wire. Hope this helps 💕

      • Swagmantha

        81d

        @Gabby211 Thank youuuu

    • MeeB333

      82d

      I stopped wearing bras probably a decade & a half ago, (except for the occasional short amount of time for certain outfits & special occasions maybe) & just wear (mostly with no padding, but some with thin pads, and from Kohl’s: juniors SO brand, or women’s Sonoma Goods for Life brand) shelf bra camis under my (layered) clothes. This is likely not a good option for those with more ample bosoms, but I only fluctuate from a B to a C cup, depending upon current weight, so for me, personally, they seem to provide the perfect amount of support, without the feelings of restriction, suffocation, chafing, etc., oftentimes felt with actual bras. And, despite popular belief, not wearing a bra is not going to make your boobs instantly sag & hang lower. As a matter of fact, it is quite the opposite, as bras make chest muscles lazy, but providing less support forces that muscular structure to engage more. I had already suspected this from my personal experience, but read an article about it a few years ago, & it makes sense. Although many woman may have had kids by my age, & I’ve not, I still think, regardless of this factor, my breasts are in pretty great shape, despite having ignored those who said they’d sag from quitting wearing bras in my late 20’s. I’ve seen several brands coming out more recently that are more aimed at structure, function &, above all, comfort, so I’m sure you can find a better option, if you do not want to or can’t layer with camis, like I do. Feeling comfortable makes us feel better, more in control, attractive, & confident, so I hope that you can find something that will work much better for you! :) Good luck!! :-)

      • Swagmantha

        81d

        @MeeB333 Thank you! i’ll have to look into those! unfortunately i’m a DD which makes it much harder 😅

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Some women with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia have shared that they experience less pain without a bra. However, others find that wearing a bra reduces the pull on chest and side muscles, thus reducing pain. Some have found comfort in sports bras with tank style straps or supportive tank tops. Strapless and wireless bras have also been mentioned as comfortable options. It's important to note that experiences vary greatly among individuals.

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