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Unread 10-08-2010, 11:30 AM

Ok.. before having surgery I would have breast tenderness during ovulation etc.. but OMG I think during the evacuation the uterus sent message to breasts to give me the reminder from now on!.. Last night DH pulled the sheet up onto me.. I guess I kicked it off!! and it just barely brushed me and OMG i thought i was going to kill him.. poor guy he was just trying to be the sweet loving man that he is!! i think he really wanted to wake me up for some, somethin somethin.. but after that encounter he rolled back over and went back to sleep!!

anyone else having this?? or just me!! cuz im ok with that!! they will just be off limits for this period of time..

Oh AND the girls are BIGGER!! almost like engorged feeling!

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Unread 10-08-2010, 11:36 AM
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The NO MAN ZONE huh..LOL! Maybe it is close to your time of the month at you are just having the normal breast tenderness?? I don't know! I have not had it yet! Maybe the sensation will ease a bit but still be kinda heightened , Hubby and YOU will LOVE that!
Unread 10-08-2010, 11:38 AM
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UUGGGHHH i tell you!! i had it before but it definetly more! DH is the one that noticed the bigger part!!! HEHEH....
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Unread 10-08-2010, 11:42 AM
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Well of course he did...LMAO!
Unread 10-08-2010, 11:45 AM
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The blood supply to the ovaries can be interrupted with the removal of the uterus. Thus, until a new, good blood supply is established, the ovaries may not function quite properly leaving you with not quite the right amount and balance of hormones. Some symptoms of PMS, like breast swelling and tenderness, can be a result of hormonal imbalance--specifically, estrogen dominance.

Additionally, many of us used some type of hormonal treatment prior to our surgery, such as birth control pills to help with bleeding issues, and those hormones may have helped keep some PMS issues in check. Following a hysterectomy, we are back to just us and our own hormones and it isn't always pretty!

The good news is that things do tend to settle down after a few months, though PMS can persist for years to come. I am right at 10 years post op and some months for me are worse than others. At times I tell my DH not to even look at me because I am so swollen and sore. Other months are no big deal at all. But initially, I was pretty miserable!

You could try avoiding foods high in plant estrogen like soy, yams, sunflower seeds, etc. (You can do a web search to find a list of foods.) Sore, swollen breasts can occur from estrogen dominance so adding to your estrogen level with those foods could just compound the problem. Using natural progesterone cream might also help. Some ladies also have success with Vitamin B6 and other vitamins and supplements. The last suggestion my doctor offered me was a low dose birth control pill.

For right now, Advil/Motrin and cold compresses might help you feel a bit better along with wearing a very supportive bra.

Don't hesitate to talk to your doctor about what you are going with and see what suggestions s/he may have for you!

Gentle !
Unread 10-08-2010, 01:23 PM
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I haven't had this yet, but I'm sure it's coming since my breast tenderness was AWFUL prior to hysterectomy. I'm a little excited at the prospect of fuller boobs though. Have you tried Evening Primrose Oil? I took this for the 2 weeks prior to AF when I cycled and it worked like a charm, you just have to stay on top of it. I hope you find relief!
Unread 10-08-2010, 01:33 PM
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I was on schedule for my cycle earlier this week and had breast tenderness like never before for a couple of days. I've always had a bit during my period and ovulation.

The girls are definitely fuller. They are already on the big side, but now they are firmer and consequently a bit less 'long'. I wish it would last, but sounds like it might not! It would be worth the couple of days of soreness.

Yeah, the DBF noticed a week or so after surgery while I was laying on the couch with my head on his lap watching a movie. (the DH wasn't so D so he's been an EH for awhile - super happy I didn't go through this with him around)

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