Severe nerve pain in right breast will this ever go away?
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Nerve pain 4.5 weeks post-op breast lift plus implants
I know this is debilitating and more than bothersome (pain is pain and I really do understand, having had several operations in my own lifetime), but it is almost never persistent. As long as you understand that, everything becomes at least slightly more tolerable!
I would caution excessive heat or ice, as I have seen frostbite and burn skin injuries from over aggressive self-treatment. Ibuprofen in prescription dosages (ask your surgeon) is probably the best treatment, and Neurontin is another option that can be helpful in some cases, but can also require increased dosages (ask your surgeon, and be careful about stomach upset, ulcer, or bleeding). This is likely nerve pain so if muscle relaxers have no obvious benefit, then discontinue these. Massage of the tender areas can help desensitize the offending nerves, so keep that up, but time is the best healer.
Please be patient, as this can take weeks, not days. Virtually no one complains of these kinds of symptoms at 6 months post-op. Hang in there; it will be worthwhile! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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