hi im new to this site i have been diagnosed with lymphodema the clinic are doing a 6 weeks of taping on me breast and back i feel it is doing good but getting alot of shooting pains in the breast when tapes are on i wear them for 4 days then 2 days break is any one else whois going through this treatment getting pains? as it is worrying me

Dear lainey42

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I have never heard of this taping ?? what is it ? I had mastectomy in 2010, chemo, further surgery then radiotherapy in 2011 and reconstructive sugery…I have worked full time since and am on tamoxifen. I developed lymphoedema in 2012 and now have to wear compression sleeve and glove and attempt to do exercises to help…I continue to take paracetamol but thats about it and do not seem to be in that much pain but a lot of discomfort. My right side just feels ‘odd’ but I think I beginning to get some feeling back tho I dunno…this may not be much help to you but to show you I am here, have read what you going through, have a vague affinity and want to try and understand share and help…good luck