Do you ever feel like your boobs hurt immediately before your period starts? Ever wondered why? Here’s your answer!
Breast pain before your period is caused by the changes in your hormones. These hormones cause fluid to build up in your breasts, and this can make them sore and/or feel heavier. The good news is the discomfort will usually go away when your period is over.
In the meantime, you can cut back on salt in your diet (it retains fluids ... even in your breasts) and there are some over-the-counter pain relievers that are specifically for menstrual pain. Ibuprofen (found in some standard pain relievers) can also do the trick.
If your breast pain is really bothering you, or if it happens all through the month, not just before your period, think about cutting back on caffeine. Remember: coffee's not the only caffeine criminal. Unfortunately, chocolate contains caffeine, and so do some teas (nonherbal and green teas) as well as lots of fizzy drinks. Check the label!
If the pain still won't go away, it may be related to growing pains and your breasts development. See a doctor, who may recommend you take Vitamin E supplements or primrose oil.
Do your boobs hurt before your period? What do you do to feel better?