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How do you wise women prevent hormone induced sore boobs?

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BrightonMum36 Tue 12-Dec-17 18:04:13

I get horribly sore boobages twice a month for nearly a week each time. Premenstrually and whilst ovulating.
I can't do this for the rest of my life can I have your recommended lotions and potions please. I will literally try anything. GO!

Sashkin Tue 12-Dec-17 18:07:12

The combined pill works for me. That plus a decent bra.

christinarossetti Tue 12-Dec-17 18:08:48

High dose of Evening Primrose Oil.

Surfingwhippet Tue 12-Dec-17 18:19:04

I used to have sore boobs constantly, and yes the combined pill works wonders

Sanshin Tue 12-Dec-17 18:39:20

I'm on no contraception at all (other than my contraception pyjamas that I sometimes wear) and I feel like I've been beaten up twice a month I'm in so much pain. Will be following thread for any non-contraception based methods!

Rachie1986 Tue 12-Dec-17 19:11:02

I asked my Dr about this and he recommended evening primrose oil and it's really helped!

MadamPatti Tue 12-Dec-17 19:16:33

I’m perimenopausal and this symptom is my worst symptom. I can have is for 3 weeks out of 4. My doctor prescribes vitamin b6. I have also found reducing my dairy intake (bugger coz my favourite food is cheese) also helps.


MikeUniformMike Tue 12-Dec-17 19:20:09

A good bra.
Improve your fitness levels. You'll need a high impact sports bra for anything that involves a bit of movement. Not all sports bras are equal.

Ansumpasty Tue 12-Dec-17 19:22:21

I like it. Makes me teeny boobs a little bigger and lets me know I'm due on. Am I weird? Probably.

I don't think there is much you can do about it

ShangriLaLaLa Tue 12-Dec-17 19:22:33

There’s nothing that comes close to evening primrose. It makes such a difference and relatively quickly too.

PurplePillowCase Tue 12-Dec-17 19:22:35

reducing coffee helped me.

Sanshin Tue 12-Dec-17 19:26:56

So the primrose oil, do you just rub it in?

Fluffyears Tue 12-Dec-17 19:31:12

Boots starflower and evening primrose oil.

Tippytappytoes Tue 12-Dec-17 19:32:35

Demo injection. Migraines and murderous rages have lessened also.

Tippytappytoes Tue 12-Dec-17 19:33:21

*depo! stupid autocorrect!

ShangriLaLaLa Tue 12-Dec-17 19:38:05

No, capsules taken orally. I take 1000mg daily

secretskillrelationships Tue 12-Dec-17 19:53:06

I found cutting out caffeine helped, that means tea, coffee and chocolate as apparently that has a similar compound. Works for my daughter too. Find I could tolerate a little but if I had too much the symptoms returned. Was a pain to cut them out but better than the breast pain!

dudsville Tue 12-Dec-17 19:54:10

Vit B complex. I take it a week or so in the lead up.

HungerOfThePine Tue 12-Dec-17 20:21:39

I'm like ansumpasty I have small boobs and the hormonal boob gives my small chest a nice perty bigness for a week grin. My sympathies though as it is uncomfortable.

I don't actually get periods due to mirena coil ,hormonal boob seems to be my only symptom these days.

cannaethink Tue 12-Dec-17 20:26:29

I took evening primrose oil for a few months but while it helped with pmt and sore tits it unfortunately made my periods totally erratic! I was barely getting 10 days between periods. It took me a while to realise the irregularity had started at the same time as the evening primrose oil. As soon as I stopped taking it my periods went back to normal. So I’m just putting up with the sore boobs and pmt at the moment!

Karigan1 Tue 12-Dec-17 20:32:24

I just came off the pill to try to have a baby and had totally forgotten about the sore boob thing as I never got it in the pill!

Kion Tue 12-Dec-17 20:52:53

Haven't had this since taking high dose starflower oil. One capsule taken once a day. I was sceptical but it really does work. Same idea as evening primrose oil but more of the active ingredient (GLA Omega 6 fatty acid, I believe) in the starflower oil.

BrightonMum36 Wed 13-Dec-17 21:30:55

Thank you ladies! I bought starflower and primrose oil today so will give it a go. Don't want to go on the pill but not ruling anything out. Xxx

christinarossetti Wed 13-Dec-17 22:14:02

Good move. Take it regularly - it made a difference to me the very next month

RandomMess Wed 13-Dec-17 22:27:20

These that say discomfort have no idea how agonising mastalgia is for some women!!!

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