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jamiebug44
8th December 2004, 09:21 PM
hey guys,i have a problem with my brace at night i cant get enough sleep only 6hours and the strom too.my underarms are all red when i wake up and take my brace off and it hurts because the brace is getting my way alot.do you guys know why? thank you

sins
8th December 2004, 09:31 PM
That's rough Jamie.Perhaps someone here with a boston Brace will have some idea of how to stop the brace irritating the underarm area.
Sins

Ryansmum
8th December 2004, 09:32 PM
Hi Jamie sorry to hear you can't get comfy.I can't offer any tips yet as Ryan is doing his first sleep in his brace on friday night.I'll let you know if he has any advice after that!

tonibunny
8th December 2004, 09:43 PM
Hi Jamie, do you wear a soft t-shirt or undershirt underneath your brace? That can help a lot. It's sometimes possible to trim down the brace underneath your arms too, so it rubs less - maybe you could ask your doctor about this?

jamiebug44
8th December 2004, 10:13 PM
i live 8 hours away from my doctor though

Abbi
9th December 2004, 12:07 AM
I dont no a lot about braces, but maybe an undershirt might help. Sorry to hear that your not sleeping, I will pray for you.

lindzi_11
9th December 2004, 12:13 AM
Umm..try wearing an under shirt or T-shirt underneath your brace. Cuz that helped me alot.

Marti
9th December 2004, 12:53 AM
definitely wear an an undershirt if you're not already. It really helps. Other than that, just try sleeping on a different side, on your stomach, on your back, just differently from how you normally sleep. Maybe more pillows would help too.

jfkimberly
9th December 2004, 01:56 AM
When you see your doctor again for followup, mention this problem to him.

In the meantime, I'm really confused. I didn't know there was any place in California that was 8 hours away from a scoliosis specialist. Where do you live?

lindzi_11
9th December 2004, 02:02 AM
Yah like don't you have a family docter?

jamiebug44
9th December 2004, 03:12 AM
nope i dont and thank you guys

Crazy16girl
9th December 2004, 01:38 PM
it might need trimming down under the arms, mine did.