My Breasts Ache During My Period. What Can I Do?enteens out what the experts have to say.breasts are sore, breasts hurt, aching breasts, hurting breasts, breasts are tender, breast tenderness, my breasts are swollen, swollen breasts, boobs, tits, supportive bra04/15/200509/26/201609/26/2016Julia Brown Lancaster, MSN, WHNP-BC11/04/2015ec5ebca0-8be3-4b7c-8a11-3a10db1b5f86<p><em>Before I start my period, I get aches in my breasts. This happens every time. Will it go away when my</em> <em>breasts finish developing? And will wearing a more supportive bra help?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Simone*</em></p> <p>Lots of girls get aching in their breasts before their periods start. The aches are caused by a decrease&nbsp;in the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are responsible for a girl's menstrual cycle.</p> <p>For some girls, these aches happen less often&nbsp;as they grow older. But that's not the case for everyone. Some women continue to get aches in their breasts for as long as they have their periods, which is completely normal.</p> <p>So what can you do? Cutting back on salt, sugar,&nbsp;caffeine, and dairy&nbsp;may help. You might feel more comfortable if you wear&nbsp;a supportive bra during this time. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or naproxen&nbsp;can help reduce pain.</p> <p>Regular exercise also may help lessen menstrual breast pain. Obviously, certain types of exercise (like running) may make things worse during the time when your breasts are hurting. So on those days, stick with an exercise that is lower impact, such as biking or walking.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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