As I continue to wear this TLSO back brace, I have noticed that I get claustrophobic. It happens most frequently when I sit in the car waiting for Marvin to do an errand. When it first happened, it caught me off guard. I nearly hyperventilated. I think the part of the brace that presses on my collarbone causes it. The brace is certainly tight enough that it makes me feel very restricted, but the metal piece that goes between my breasts and wings out into a T with the top part pressing on my collarbone and keeps me from bending forward at all. It keeps me from bending or leaning forward. It nearly chokes me when I lean forward, even trying to eat.
It might be a good device for anyone trying not to eat much. It’s challenging to eat when you have a metal bar pressing against your throat.