PMS and sore boobs:(

wavy wonderwavy wonder Registered Users Posts: 3,061 Curl Neophyte
what do you take to alleviate the sore boobies:( ?? help!!!!
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    Geeze, I never thought about taking anything, I just suffer. :neutral: Yesterday I was laying on the bed and my 18-pound pug walked across my chest. I wanted to die.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Banned Users Posts: 24,963 Curl Neophyte
    The only thing I take for anything is Advil. The..best..stuff!
    Tho, I've recommended this other solution before & some curlies didn't like it...
    massage those babies...
    
  • janeylizjaneyliz Registered Users Posts: 777
    I don't take any form of painkiller so I'm a great advocate of WileE's massage solution :)

    I also wear a well-fitting sports bra for the couple of days they hurt - in bed as well (a bit of a passion killer but needs must and all that.....)
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    Take? I never took anything for it. Birthing and nursing 4 babies seemed to have cured me of the sore breasts thing forever though. I haven't had that in many years. Haven't had menstrual cramps in many years either. So...I suggest a few pregnancies.
  • melloweermelloweer Registered Users Posts: 2,308
    A giant strawberry daquari with whipped cream. Works like a charm every time!
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Registered Users Posts: 3,061 Curl Neophyte
    The only thing I take for anything is Advil. The..best..stuff!
    Tho, I've recommended this other solution before & some curlies didn't like it...
    massage those babies...
    
    honestly touching them hurts. So I can't imagine what massaging would do :(
    I'll take some advil.
    I love wearing a sports bra. If i could wear it all the time I would.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Banned Users Posts: 24,963 Curl Neophyte
    Get past that & you'll be fine...
  • shorticurlzshorticurlz Registered Users Posts: 1,056
    I never taken anything. I massage them and snuggle up with a long heat pack that sits along my chest and tummy. A hot shower or bath also seems to help.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    Boobular soreness is caused by water retention. Avoiding salty food could help. If it's really bad, you could try taking a BC pills like Yaz or Yasmin. Both of these pills are mild diuretics.
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Registered Users Posts: 3,061 Curl Neophyte
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Boobular soreness is caused by water retention. Avoiding salty food could help. If it's really bad, you could try taking a BC pills like Yaz or Yasmin. Both of these pills are mild diuretics.
    No wonder my boobs never hurt while i was on both Yaz and man. I have water pills, I suppose I could take one. I know i am really loaded with salt right now. Especially after this eat-fest of a weekend:love10:
  • anniemaeanniemae Registered Users Posts: 1,702 Curl Neophyte
    I haven't had this problem in a long time, but when I was younger I swore that vitamin E (200 to 400 IU) really helped with cramps and everything else that went along with it. I took it every day, not just during "that time".

    I've also read that Omega-3 Fish Oil is also helpful in reducing pain. Also, stay away from caffeine. HTH!!
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  • violetsviolets Registered Users Posts: 1,689 Curl Neophyte
    For boobs that hurt before your period starts, I go very light on the sodium. It works for me. No jarred pasta sauce or anything salty.
  • legendslegends Registered Users Posts: 3,073
    Funny this thread pops up because my breasts have never been so sore. The slightest touch is unbearable. WTH?
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  • juicyfruitjuicyfruit Registered Users Posts: 751
    Ibuprofen. Mine are a little swollen and sore too.
  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Registered Users Posts: 3,077
    I just read that evening primrose oil can help with breast soreness.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Banned Users Posts: 24,963 Curl Neophyte
    legends wrote: »
    Funny this thread pops up because my breasts have never been so sore. The slightest touch is unbearable. WTH?
    :neutral:
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  • legendslegends Registered Users Posts: 3,073
    legends wrote: »
    Funny this thread pops up because my breasts have never been so sore. The slightest touch is unbearable. WTH?
    :neutral:
    bun in the oven?
    
    BITE YOUR TONGUE, WOMAN!!! :p

    That thought actually did pop into my mind this morning even though it's very unlikely, but then my period showed up a couple of hours later.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    I just read that evening primrose oil can help with breast soreness.
    The National Institute of Health says that there's no real positive or negative information about its effects on breast soreness.

    It looks like evening primrose oil can help with eczema, though!
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Registered Users Posts: 3,061 Curl Neophyte
    Do we know what cause the tenderness? someone mentioned sodium. But why is sodium and retention making them hurt ? I love sleeping on my belly. Or at least falling asleep that way and the last few days have been ouchy.
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Registered Users Posts: 3,061 Curl Neophyte
    I just had AF on Nov 12. So you're telling me I have pms 2 friggin weeks before AF arrives. This is BS. BS I say. This sucks. Sore boobs for two more weeks (i had um sore for that long last cycle). This is BS. Why has mother nature cursed us women?
  • juicyfruitjuicyfruit Registered Users Posts: 751
    Drink water and avoid salt, and the soreness should reduce.
  • shorticurlzshorticurlz Registered Users Posts: 1,056
    This is BS. Why has mother nature cursed us women?

    Something to do with a snake and an apple...:dontknow:
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    Do we know what cause the tenderness? someone mentioned sodium. But why is sodium and retention making them hurt ? I love sleeping on my belly. Or at least falling asleep that way and the last few days have been ouchy.
    It's pretty common for women to retain water before their period. This can make the breasts swell, which can in turn make them sore. Avoiding sodium will prevent additional water retention, and that can only help.
  • irociroc Registered Users Posts: 7,890 Curl Neophyte
    curliMD wrote: »
    This is BS. Why has mother nature cursed us women?

    Something to do with a snake and an apple...:dontknow:


    Haha. :)
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  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Registered Users Posts: 3,077
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    I just read that evening primrose oil can help with breast soreness.
    The National Institute of Health says that there's no real positive or negative information about its effects on breast soreness.

    It looks like evening primrose oil can help with eczema, though!

    Interesting - thanks for the link. I was looking at information the NIH's division on complementary medicine, but it didn't have as much information as the one you linked, so that's really useful. I've been looking at it for eczema, actually, but had come across info about it possibly helping with breast tenderness/soreness.
  • ~Ghost Poster~~Ghost Poster~ Registered Users Posts: 2,264
    The only thing I take for anything is Advil. The..best..stuff!
    Tho, I've recommended this other solution before & some curlies didn't like it...
    massage those babies...
    

    I concur...just so happens my bf always happily volunteers for this duty, and it kills two or three birds with stone! :wink:

    wavy wonder, seriously, though, it works better if someone else does it if at all possible. You have to start massaging from the bottom at the chest wall, with the hands moving upward toward the nipples. I suppose you can do it yourself. Any direct downward pressure on the nipple/areolar complex or the breast overall is a huge NO NO.
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  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Registered Users Posts: 3,061 Curl Neophyte
    The only thing I take for anything is Advil. The..best..stuff!
    Tho, I've recommended this other solution before & some curlies didn't like it...
    massage those babies...
    

    I concur...just so happens my bf always happily volunteers for this duty, and it kills two or three birds with stone! :wink:

    wavy wonder, seriously, though, it works better if someone else does it if at all possible. You have to start massaging from the bottom at the chest wall, with the hands moving upward toward the nipples. I suppose you can do it yourself. Any direct downward pressure on the nipple/areolar complex or the breast overall is a huge NO NO.
    I tried doing it a bit last night. It hurts the most on the bottom. That was difficult for me to touch. To be honest i wouldn't want my hubs to do it in fear it would hurt. Plus "killing two birds with one stone" aint happening right now. No way.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    It's exact cause is unknown, but water retention is probably not the cause of mastalgia (breast pain), or at least not the sole cause of it. More likely, it's from hormone-induced breast tissue proliferation (growth) during the luteal phase (second half) of the menstrual cycle, so avoiding salt is probably a waste of time (and taste). Massage does not help it. (Egads, why put yourself through torture? Especially done by someone else?).

    Most women find a well-supporting (not tight) bra and time (waiting til the cycle progresses) are the only things that help. Caffeine restriction has been studied and disproved as a cause of mastalgia. Taking evening primrose capsules helps some women...not all.

    If your mastalgia is non-cyclic, you should probably see a doctor about it.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Banned Users Posts: 24,963 Curl Neophyte
    That's a really good way to explain/describe it GP.
    I wonder if it makes a difference if one's breasts are more dense or not?! :dontknow:
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Registered Users Posts: 3,061 Curl Neophyte
    That's a really good way to explain/describe it GP.
    I wonder if it makes a difference if one's breasts are more dense or not?! :dontknow:
    Or the bigger the worse :-(

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