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i might have hurt myself binding...

Discussion in 'Gender Identity and Expression' started by Stitchy, May 2, 2020.

  1. Stitchy

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    I've been binding since February. Since I started binding, I've never been that safe with it. I always bind from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep. Recently, I started feeling what seems like a muscle knot on my lower ribs but I'm scared it might be something worse. I can feel it moving around a lot. I'm not sure what it is. is there anyone else who's had an issue like this?
     
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    First thing, you've been binding for too long each day, you really shouldn't be binding for anything longer than about 8 hours a day, maximum.
    Secondly, the binding every day can be risky as you really do need to give your body a break of a day or two each week, just so that tension and stress doesn't build up.
     
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    Maybe the binder is too tight. It would be my intuition about it, but I don’t bind that much and never had issues with it so idk.