I have had extremely painful breasts and armpits lasting for about 2 weeks each month for the past 10 years (since I was 20- I am 30 now). It's ruining my life. I had to change my schedule so I only work part time now so that when I experience this intense pain for 2 weeks each month, I can deal better. My breasts get more than a full cup size bigger, the pain is unbelievable- they are extremely heavy and throbbing. There are huge hard lumps in my breasts and armpits that hurt like hell- it's HORRIBLE.
I asked a Dr. to PLEASE send me to a Gyno- I had to wait 8 months to see the Gyno, and because she was so busy when I finally went to her, all I got to say to her was my breasts are sore, and she interrupted me and said take vitamin C. And then she had to take her next patient. No Dr's I have gone to care, or take seriously the pain I am in and how it is ruining my life.
I have read so much about Fibrocystic Breasts, and I am sure that is what I have. I don't drink caffeine- never have, I am vegetarian and extremely healthy, I go running and do yoga 5 times a week (during the 2 weeks a month I am not immobilized by pain), and the other 2 weeks I still go about 3x a week, sometimes less if the pain is too much. I eat mostly organic and local foods, I meditate, I only use natural skin products. I am doing everything right, and I have been for a LONG time!!
I don't want to sound so dramatic but I feel like no one understands what I am going through, and I have no one to go to. I have seen a Naturopath, taken Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy and nothing has worked. I have been taking Flax Oil, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Evening Primrose Oil for the past 5 years.
Does anyone else have Fibrocystic Breasts to the point that it's ruining their life here? Does it ever go away?