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liz1973 posted:
i'm forty and still have regular periods. but this month i noticed my breasts and nipple are sore. ive never had this problem ever before or after my periods. this reminds me of being pregnant twenty one years ago. i will be calling my dr, but it's only been three days. help.
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Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear liz1973,
This is most likely some activity from fibrocystic breasts-and my best remedies are to 1: try to decrease caffeine as much as you can; 2: take some vitamins- B6, 100-200 mg daily; E, 200 units; and evening primrose oil capsules, 2 (500 unit capsules). Do this vitamin cocktail through your menstrual cycle, if you can. And hopefully, after your period your breasts will feel much better. My patients have had pretty good luck with this regime. And once you feel better, you can keep the vitamins in the closet-just bring them out if and when you get sore breasts.
Good luck,
Mary Jane


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