I have the most painful access under my arm I don't want to put my arm down. It's just about got me in tears. What are se reliefs have you tried to ease it? The pains about unbearable!!
Tysm, it's been an awful flare. My mistake was thinking it needed drained so I tried poking a hole to release it but every so often I get the ones, mostly under arms that do not ooze it just feels like a softball under my skin and a small quarter size flare on the surface. I have literally been in bed for a week laying in whatever position I could find with an ice pack on it. The temp of it was 101 so it was a hot one. I have tried vicks and use it regularly on small flares but these huge ones just don't allow much relief. I also use aspercream with lidocaine or straight cream lidocaine which works miracles on the smaller flares. I've had this since a child and had one under my right arm that was just like this last one. However. My Dr didn't know what it was so the removal was sent to Mayo clinic. Now I have no feeling under that arm but still get knots I have to watch for so they don't turn nasty. It's such a hard diagnosis to deal with and people don't understand how crippling it can get.
I couldn't put my arm down because of such severe pain it'd make me nauseous. It hurt on that side like I'd been kicked or bruised from my ribcage on up. I haven't left home until today and though it's gone down it still hurts to reach for things or put my arm to my side. My heart goes out to everyone who suffers in silence. My children also have it and that hurts my heart to see them going through it.
I stick with this group for support because everyone's been kind and supportive and furthermore understanding so tyvm.