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FFS - Sore nipples: really?!!

(4 Posts)
PacificDogwod Sat 17-Jun-17 15:15:15

I am 51.
Perimenopausal for the last couple of years or so.
I've had 2 periods in the last 12 months.

In the last 2 weeks I have had The Most Tender Nipples - like having a poorly latched baby trying to BF on you: ouch!
Swollen, sore breasts, could not bear to towel dry myself after a shower etc. But interestingly no hot flushes in bed... <the plot thickens>

Well, it's all better now as my period arrived yesterday.
FFS. Bastard hormones!
I really thought I was past this grin

SafeToCross Sat 17-Jun-17 15:43:37

I seem to have the tender nipple-itis too...i keep catching them on things like the shower door (which never happened before)

PacificDogwod Sat 17-Jun-17 18:11:33

Oh, I am cringing in sympathy!

I have never had much bother with sore boobs and certainly not nipples when my cycle was still v regular.

Well, I am not complaining: now that I know what it was all about, I am quite reassured, and I don't actually have that much else in the way of troublesome symptoms.
Nocturnal spontaneous combustion danger from heat notwithstanding grin

ShebaQueen Sat 17-Jun-17 20:23:39

Same for me! I've had no periods for 18 months then last week I felt really grumpy and out of sorts with really sore nipples and hey presto a period arrived. I've been lucky in terms of menopause symptoms but I really thought that no period for 18 months meant I was done.

As for the heat aaaarrrggh!

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