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Great. Now I'm craving boobie boobie cupcakes. And feel weird.
Seriously. Does anyone else's boobies hurt during/after a cycle? Because mine do. They are super sore and sorry to be so frank, but my nipples get hard in that painful way quite easily. (Sadly, not in the good way.)
After my first cycle in June, a good friend of mine for 17 years exclaimed over lunch how ginormous my boobs had become. Truthfully, my boobs are normally pretty ginormous thanks to former pregnancies and an inexperienced plastic surgeon from 13 years ago that I saw after I couldn't take looking at the droop in the mirror anymore. Apparently he didn't think I was serious when I said I DIDN'T want large boobies. He gave some excuse of them getting so big when I was breast feeding that he had to go with a bigger size to fill, but if that was the case then he should have pushed for a lift instead: BEFORE my after-surgery-surprise. Anyhow, I graceously pointed out to my BFF that HER own boobies are bigger than mine, thank you very much.
Wait what were we talking about? Oh yea! My boobs hurt. And while I'm not sure if their size has increased (it's possible), they actually remind me of how my boobs hurt during my last month or so of pregnancy. Hurting boobies started again with my September cycle.
Is it my imagination? (Note: there is no possible way for me to be pregnant, so banish that thought.) No, it can't be. My nipples can cut glass at times and my poor husband gets his hands slapped if he tries to go near when this happens. I assure him that it doesn't mean I'm excited to see him (at least not right THEN). My thoughts fly to how I could get away with asking someone at the massage school to "rub my boobies", while maitaining a straight face, preferably not flushed completely red.
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that any manipulation of your girlie parts (NO NOT THAT! - I'm talking about IVF or similar) can have the potential of a boobie reaction. When will it go away though? Is anyone else experiencing this or have you in the past?
If we are lucky enough to have a baby, a part of me considered trying to lactate, but screw that.1 It may have been 20 years since I breastfed my son, but the boobie soreness is all coming back to me now. There's no way I could deal with this again for a year. And I'm sure my husband couldn't.