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Old 07-23-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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breast tenderness and bloating.... HELP!!!

I am 54 yrs old and just entering full blown menopause. Up untill May 1st I had pretty reg. periods. Well my last period was on May 1st,but right now i'm feeling like i could start anytime. I have the breast tenderness and fluid retention ( I feel like i look like Pamela Anderson right now ...not the look i'm going for ) Plus it's very painfull. I look and feel 5 months pregnant. I have a friend who went through this and she said i may not have a period and that it will just subside in awhile. . so any suggestions as far as coping with the physical symptoms? Someone suggested Evening Primrose. Has that helped anyone.? Even though i am craving salty foods right now i am staying away from them. How long do you think i'll feel like this before i get some relief? It's been about a week and a half. Thanks .....

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Old 07-23-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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Re: breast tenderness and bloating.... HELP!!!

I have been suffering from the bloating and breast tenderness but not all the time - it comes and goes. May and June were horrendous and like you, I felt awful. My stomach was so distended and my breasts were tender for most of the cycle. This month has been a whole lot better although I am still a bit bloated. I think it has to do with the fluctuating hormone levels. I have also had some spotting mid cycle too as well as a feeling of fuzziness. But the breast tenderness had to be the worst.

Vitamin E works wonders though - about 400 to 800mg when it is at its worst. I take 400g in the morning and it really helps. You'll probably find it comes and goes as it has been with me.

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Old 07-23-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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Re: breast tenderness and bloating.... HELP!!!

I'm definately going to be stocking up on vitamin E. Thanks for the tip. Can't imagine going a whole month or 2 feeling this way! Yikes! I have an appt with a holistic GYN in Sept. i'll pass on any tips I get from her.

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