Nerve pain

Dr. Michelle Roughton I got a revision in May. Went from unders to overs and increased in size. I have nerve pain from my arm pit to my nipple on both breasts.  

Don't know what to do. I've been applying heat and have gone back to wearing a sports bra.  

Definitely not a quick as a recovery as the first time. Should I be concerned?

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  • Hi Jonnelle Morgana .  I wish I felt like I was an expert in post pain.  I always feel like I say "I'm not sure" too often.  I suspect you will have improvement in your pain as time goes by but it's been 4-5 months so I can understand why you are getting worried.  If the pain is occurring so frequently it is bothersome to you then I would suggest trying gabapentin/Neurontin for it.  The biggest downside to this is sleepiness and thus I start it just at night time and slowly increase the dose.  Also I would want to ensure it is truly 'nerve' pain and not musculoskeletal pain.  Nerve pain is usually associated with words like burning, stinging, shooting, electric shocks.  Musculoskeletal pain is more commonly described as sore, deep, tight, aching, etc.  If it's MSK pain, ibuprofen and heat and ice and stretching can be more helpful than Neurontin which probably won't do that type of pain any good at all.  Best of luck to you and hope this helps.  Let me know if you want to know more of my "I'm not sure" ideas!  ;)

    Oh and desensitization helps a lot although it sounds strange.  This means, touch the area that's hurting lightly and deeply in front of a mirror.  Inexplicably (to me, a simple surgeon person) this seems to retrain the little nerves to behave as your brain, eye, hand and sore spot all have to talk to each other!


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  • Iโ€™m having the same issues! I also just went from unders to overs and it feels like the nerve pain is worse this time around. Iโ€™m only 11 days post op, so Iโ€™m hopeful it will improve. So glad I made the switch though! 

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