Please, if anyone has any knowledge or experience with this, your suggestions or thoughts would be of great assistance. I have always been "top heavy", maturing so early that kids in grammar school kept telling me that I must be much older then I state and was held back in schooling because I developed chest bumps so early. Growing up, I received many unwelcome taunts that did nothing to help my self-esteem. To make a long story short, I had a breast reduction in 1980. However, in the ensuing years, I developed RSD which also was responsible for my fibro as well. I know that I've experienced weight gain so common to many of us, but after menopause instead of getting smaller, my breasts have become huge. A few years ago a cosmetic surgeon told me that in rare cases, some women experience an increase in size due to more fat deposits. A reduction has become a must for me. Besides the usual effects of being top heavy, they greatly inhibit my ability to do the exercises I so desperately need to do. Since wearing a bra is impossible due to my allodynia, the pull on my back muscles is unbelievable. There are hygiene problems as well. I was really into fashion and having fun with clothes, but now my top portion is 2 sizes more then my bottom, and a lot of the fun clothes I love aren't even made big enough to fit me now. All my beautiful velvet tops, coats etc. are rotting away in the closet. It seems doctors frown on me having this done, but they don't have to live with it on a daily basis. Yes, a reduction may increase my pain, but that is only a theory. What I am contending with, physically, mentally, self-esteem wise, is a reality. I am more then willing to take the risk of surgery. My posture is terrible and my back muscles are constantly being painfully stretched on a daily basis. It is a layer of pain added on to those already existing because of my conditions. Has anyone had this done, and if so, what was the outcome? Also is anyone else thinking about the issue of cosmetic surgery, either reduction or enlargement? This is making me so very depressed. My whole physical appearance is altered due to this problem. I look at the beautiful clothes I was able to wear and simply cry. Thanks for reading this long post. Sharon P.S. Many thanks to those who answered me about my heart problems. The doctor believes it is due to severe mental and physical stress, but there are a few tests that still need to be done.