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LittleMissO
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I'll try to make this brief:
On day 14 on my first month of birth control the condom broke and I took a plan b. I got my period during the placebo week as normal .
BUT ever since that period, my breasts have hurt and grown/swelled up. they fit better in a few bras I own better than normal- but they don't fit well at ALL in my old D-cup bras. I'm now finishing my second pack and have had no other issues. I also had 2 negative pregnancy test ( one at home and the other at the doctor) . I'm tired of painful boobies and ill fitting bra's ! [Frown]

My question is - will this change be permanent? Should I invest in different bra's or let this run its course? How long will it be?

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Robin Lee
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Hi LittleMissO,

Wow, that sounds uncomfortable.

My best guess is that your body reacted to the large amount of hormones (daily birth control plus emergency contraception equals a lot of hormones at once) and this is how it's manifesting. Since you did take the EC, it's hard to know whether this is a side effect of the daily birth control. I'd suggest giving it a little time.

That said, a properly fitting bra might help with the discomfort, so you might want to invest in one or two new ones, unless what you have is comfortable.

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LittleMissO
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Okay thanks [Smile] Will this change be permanent? From what you've seen or heard about similar situations?

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Robin Lee
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The fact that your breasts are sore likely means there's some sort of swelling. I wouldn't expect that to last, and if it does and you're still this sore in a few months I'd suggest consulting with your healthcare provider. It can take a few months for side effects from starting birth control to subside.

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LittleMissO
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alright. Thanks !

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Robin Lee
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You're welcome. And if the pain is too much, you certainly can consult your healthcare provider on managing it.

If you consume a lot of caffeine, you might want to back off on that to see if it helps. I know that's what is recommended for fibro- cystic breast pain, so thought I'd pass it along.

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Robin

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