Jan 30, 2018 07:05PM - edited Feb 13, 2018 11:59AM by buttonsmachine
Hi angiepie, I don't know if this will help you, but I thought I'd share my experience because I got very conflicting advice from healthcare people on how to manage my breast LE.
I developed breast LE after my lumpectomy and SLNB surgery. My LE therapist had me in sports bras, no underwires, etc.. But I am larger breasted so those weren't supportive, and the lymph was pooling on the underside of my breast. My breast surgeon then suggested that I keep my breast elevated to help drain the lymph. I tried a bra with a more perky shape and an underwire (although I should say that I do not have LE where the underwire sits), and it worked great! Most the lymph drained out in a day or two. I still have a little LE in the underside of my breast, but it is significantly improved now. For me, having breast support and elevation was the single most helpful way to solve the problem.
My friend who also has breast LE told me that solaris swell spots have helped her a lot. Maybe you could give those a try too.