Re: Menopause and sore nipples
hello gavi. as you say, the joys of womanhood, if it's not one thing it's another! i'm 54 and 15-16 months without a period, so am officially post menopausal.
ages ago, probably 8-10 years, i started getting terribly itchy nipples, to the point that i wore out a few bras with the continual scratching and rubbing to ease the itch. they became painful because of the scratching to relieve the itch, so not quite the same as you. well, lo and behold, i grew hairs round my nipples, so i think, for me, it was the hair follicles starting to produce the hairs that made my nipples so itchy. the only things which gave any relief was moisturiser, and wearing seamless bras, which i still do today.
great, isn't it? hair thins from some places, and starts growing in some other rather inappropriate places. i never did go and see the doctor about it, but, as i say, a bit different to your problem. hope this is of some help to you. have fun and good luck.