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kathydownunder
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Bra's who invented them it had to be a man, I am doing my volenteer work today and I can hardly move my bra strps are killing me. It is not a new bra it is just thje stupid fibro making me hurt where the bra straps are. I can't wait to get home and take it off.
I hate it.
Kathy

TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Aww, Kathy, I think most of us women can identify with that. They really can be total torture. For me, the best solutions so far have been:

Buy racer-back sports bras without wires. Superb support. No pain. Well, the only pain is when I end up bloated at night and the band cuts in a bit, but I can live with that, or take it off. It is a little tricky wearing them with wide cut necklines though.

Going to sew my own, with a pattern, with NO wires. This part will take me a while, my sewing skills aren't good enough yet. But from what I read, the wires that I've loved all my life are actually bad for women's overall health. They don't allow enough circulation for one thing.

We could do like women did in the 70's and have a bra burning. :D

steppingstone
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   Posted 7/9/2010 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, I agree.  I hate wearing them.  The straps not only hurt, but mine roll and pinch the skin also.  At certain times of the month, the pressure of the cups is also very painful.   I have gotten to the point where I go without one whenever possible, but I'm not really comfortable doing this away from home.   I have started wearing the super stretchy kind that hook or snap in front.  Since my arms and hands bother me, it hurts to hook and unhook the ones that fasten in the back.  They are made of a breatheable cotton/spandex combination. Not very attractive, but, hey, anymore, I go for comfort!  I have ordered these over the internet before, but have recently discovered that you can buy them at Wal Mart.  There are still times when I cannot wait to get back home to remove it, but this is the most comfortable kind that I have ever worn.  I agree.  Bras must have been invented by a guy.

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/9/2010 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I also wear a sports bra all the time. I find them to be much more comfortable than any other bra I have ever worn.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/10/2010 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I am embarrassingly huge and always hate wearing bras, but refuse to go without one outside of the house. I have discovered for me, if in a flare up and can't handle it, I do a super major cheat, and don't wear one. I get those built in bra shirts at Walmart. Doesn't offer the best support for me, but some. However, someone smaller sized would be great for. It so is because of how big mine are though. I wish my insurance would cover a reduction.
 
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AKMamaBear
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   Posted 7/10/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Funny, I was going to ask about the BRA issue and how many of you were dealing (or not) with it. I've had three professional fittings, and still I find no relief until the thing comes off! Most times even my sports bras leave 'the girls' feeling like they're stuck in a juicer no one's cranking. Maybe we could pool our pennies; you know, pull out those jars tucked away in every nook and cranny we've stashed them away in, and hire ourselves a professional seamtress, a WOMAN of course, one who would create the most luxurious, comfortable, pain-free, gravity-fighting bras ever invented! Who's with me?
Breathe in, breathe out...repeat
 
 
Fibromyalgia, collagenous colitis, osteorthritis, peripheral neuropathy, moderate spinal stenosis (C3-C6) carpal tunnel, sleep apnea
 
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/10/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
MamaBear - There is such a bra - supposedly. I saw the site of a woman who undertook such a task. If I can find the link again, I'll post it. They were expensive, but if I can find it, I'll post it. (I reinstalled my software since I last saw it - this might not be easy)

Sheila1366
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   Posted 7/10/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I wear sports bras. I sure know what you are talking about. Since I am dealing with costo. I try to go without a bra as much as possible.
Fibromyalgia,arthritis,raynauds syndrome,gastroparesis,IBS,depression,severe costochondritis
 
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getting by
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   Posted 7/10/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I barely ever wear a bra anymore. When I was working I did and that was the first thing that come off when I came home. I know how you all feel about this. They can be so uncomfortable. Not to pick on the men, but yeah, probably a man invented them. I would look for the one that was discussed above invented by a woman. There has got to be a way to have more comfort.

Hugs, Karen
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 7/10/2010 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with Karen on this one.............I refuse to wear one except if absolutely necessary.  I have told my hubby that when he starts wearing a jock strap all the time I will then wear a bra.  Plus they are hot!!!
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
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getting by
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   Posted 7/10/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
They are hot, and so uncomfortable. They pull and prod. I like what you told your husband. Good one. LOL...

Hugs, Karen
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/10/2010 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I finally found that site I was talking about above. I haven't purchased any of these - but throwing this out there in case it might be useful to someone.

http://www.bigbra.com
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