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Cat Eyes
01-10-2009, 02:41 PM
hey guys I have my brace on right now. I am seriously about to burn it and i;ve only had it for 2 days. This thing hurts when it is on and i can't breath and then when i take it off it hurts even more. It is soo frusteration. And on have any personal experiences that they can share that will perk me up that would be great, because i need to stop focusing on the pain and the lack of breathing, also i never fell hungry when it is on why is that?:confused:

mamandcrm
01-10-2009, 03:53 PM
Hi Cats Eyes, sounds like you are having a hard time. My daughter, who is a lot younger than you I am guessing, got her full-time brace a month ago, after an unsuccessful night-time brace. During the first couple of weeks she definitely had her ups and downs--I don't think it hurt her but she was upset about it. We hung in there and, now, she has gotten used to it and does not remember she has it on most of the time. You are very stressed out right now, and that is completely understandable. Try to breathe (literally and figuratively), and give it some time. If your brace really hurts you, you might need to have it adjusted. Are you wearing a brace tee under it? They make it more comfortable. I see you have posted in the "Dressing Your Curves" area too--I went there for advice the first day too because I had no idea how to make things work with the brace. I figured it out and you will too. Wear what makes you feel good--some kids wear very skinny leggings, with VERY thin waistbands under (so there is no pressure), some (like mine) wear leggings over with empire waist or A-line style shirts that cover it. You probably will need a shirt a size larger. Hoodies hide the brace very well if that is a concern for you. I'm sure you'll get some responses from kids who can give you more specific advice, but for now I hope this helps...

Andrea
01-11-2009, 12:20 AM
I am not sure what kind of brace do you have, but try to see a physiotherapist in your area. Combination of Schroth physiotherapy and brace use is the best combination. Don't give up and burn your brace yet, your brace maker could also make minor adjustments to make it a little more comfortable. You have to be able the breath and the deeper you breath the better for you.
hey guys I have my brace on right now. I am seriously about to burn it and i;ve only had it for 2 days. This thing hurts when it is on and i can't breath and then when i take it off it hurts even more. It is soo frusteration. And on have any personal experiences that they can share that will perk me up that would be great, because i need to stop focusing on the pain and the lack of breathing, also i never fell hungry when it is on why is that?:confused: