Fibromyalgia and Bra Pain

Choosing a Bra That Doesn’t Aggravate Fibromyalgia Pain

Many female Fibromyalgia sufferers have difficulty finding a bra that doesn’t cause them pain. Fibromyalgia forums are full of women commenting that they have searched high and low for a bra that doesn’t aggravate their Fibro tenderness.

 As well, many women also note that this search for the perfect, pain-free bra is fairly expensive. Some women have resorted to going bra-less, but this caused its own problems. 

The solution for many is getting personally fitted for a bra. Ensuring that your bra is a perfect fit is a great way to minimize the chance that it will aggravate your Fibromyalgia. Karen Lee Richards writes about her own experience at

Finding a Bra for Fibro Sufferers

  • She describes the painful journey she undertook as a fibromyalgia sufferer who for a while used an expensive, but effective, brand of bra called the [easyazon_link keywords=”NuBra” locale=”US” tag=”chronic0e-20″]NuBra[/easyazon_link]. This type of bra featured adhesive silicone cups without any back straps.
  • She reported that the adhesive cups were good for between 50 and 75 wearings but at an average price of $50 per bra this was not a tenable solution either.
  • She eventually went for a personal bra fitting. She was measured over her clothes and provided with a range of bra options. Eventually settled on the [easyazon_link keywords=”Nadia bra” locale=”US” tag=”chronic0e-20″]Nadia bra[/easyazon_link], which features something called the “vanishing back”. What this means is that back has no seams and is made from an especially soft and flexible fabric, without any underwiring.
  • She noted that while it was a little strange to get such an intimate fitting, it was well worth the discomfort because she ended up with a bra that does not cause her misery.
  • That said, the best place to get started if you have bra pain associated with your Fibromyalgia is to Google for a local area lingerie store.
  • Call ahead and ask if they provide personal fittings. If they do not, ask for a referral to a store that does- it is likely that you will be able to find a store that will be able to provide you a personal fitting.