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What should I be aware of before binding?Updated 8 months ago

Safe binding means you’re making sure to listen to your body and what it’s telling you. Here are some things to watch out for when binding:

1) Pain after less than 8 hours of wear

2) Any kind of bruising, redness, or swelling, especially under your arms

3) Trouble breathing or chest tightness (not due to another factor such as anxiety)

4) Dizziness or lightheadedness (A sign that you are not breathing deeply enough)

5) Tingling in arms or fingers (A sign of cut-off circulation)

6) Soreness that lasts more than a couple of binder-free days

7) Dehydration if your binder makes you sweat.

If you’re experiencing any discomfort or pain while binding, please stop binding. If you are concerned about having potentially injured yourself, contact your doctor.


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