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Question For The Women Here (Pms-Related)

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Since going gluten free I get terribly sore breasts for the 7-10 days before my period. I never had this before, they are so sore, I hate it! Hard to believe it's a coincidence, since it's been like this each month now. Anyone else experience this? I know not everything is celiac-related but it makes me wonder...

I don't drink coffee or soda, and heating pads only help for a few minutes... Trying not to take Advil or anything like that. Ugh.

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Well, i've noticed that about a week before my period starts now i'll have a bit of cramping and breast soreness, along with armpit soreness. My doctor says its normal, so -shrug-

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My PMS and period symptoms related to my endometriosis are about a million times worse since going gluten free. I also get super tender breasts and it's horrid. I can't even wear a normal bra it's so painful so instead I wear a sports bra. I can't go without because I am very unfortunately gifted, and so for a week a month I walk around with the sports bra uni-boob going on. I probably look like a freak but at least it helps a little with the pain. I do also use alternating ice and heat. Chocolate, natural pain killer. Good, dark, rich, indulgent chocolate. I'm gonna say this and hope it doesn't offend someone... if you are in a relationship, have (good) sex and if not, please yourself. Orgasms are amazing for pain relief if you are avoiding taking medication.

I don't think that my worse symptoms are celiac related. The conclusion I've actually come to is that for the first time in... idk how long I am actually feeling well enough in other ways to notice how much my period and symptoms surrounding it suck. That may not be the case for you but in my case I'm pretty sure that's what is going on.

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I have read that breast tenderness relates to the releasing of an egg. I had breast tenderness for the first time in years after 4 months gluten free. Other times which in the past I have felt tenderness is when I was a child and early 20's and 30's for a week 2 weeks after the period and two before.

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I've actually noticed that too! Not as extreme as others but then again, I am not...ahem, gifted. ;) I notice it mainly at night when I remove my bra, it's very tender for a while. Only happens for me when I'm pms'ing.

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Another thing is the cramping after the period (usually starts a day or two afterward). I'm pretty sure it has to do with ovulation or what have you (as everyone is different) than anything else. Generally located below the belly button area and generally on one side.

When i was going through the testing before my gallbladder was discovered to have issues, they -ahem- did an internal ultrasound. I was told then by the tech that was doing it that it was common to be sore (or have cramping) when you're ovulating.

I can't help but wonder if this started after i went, or if i became more aware of my body.

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