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   Posted 5/21/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have noticed that my nipples are very sensitive. Would this be a fibro thing? How embarassing.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
doubtful. it's probably more related to aging, dry skin and menopause.
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   Posted 5/22/2010 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there - You aren't losing your mind... every inch of my body hurts!  I too have had very sore nipples... you aren't alone!

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   Posted 5/22/2010 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary,

Please don't be embarrassed. If you want to know I'm guessing there are at least 50 other people who are going to read this and are desperate to find the answer also. But you were the brave one and opened it up for discussion. I admire your courage!

No reason why it can't be fibro. The research community is leaning strongly in the direction of fibro being a central nervous system disorder. Talk about nerves in the breast! Are you still having periods or past that time of your life? The only thing on this body that hasn't hurt yet are my eyelashes! The top of my head is very sensitive, so much that some days it's so painful to brush my hair it brings tears. And if I even gently bump my arm or shoulder on a door jam it's as if someone had stabbed me. So I would guess it's just fibro..BUT, you know I'm going to bring up the question of your doc and mammograms.! Please do ask your doc next visit, OK? And for those who are of age for mammograms...PLEASE do get them every year. It does save lives!

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   Posted 5/22/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine have always been sensitive. I can't stand certain fabrics and someone touching them or bumping into something. I feel like I need to keep them in a bind all the time but then that gets uncomfortable. there are days I just want to cut them off. lol. Actually.. they have hurt since I got them and hated being a female. People try to make theirs bigger and I want them gone.. how silly is that? I am also a very cystic person so I have to get my scans done.

I feel your pain!!

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   Posted 5/22/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   

I haven't worn a bra since the 70's (back when it was the cool thing to do).  Thankfully, I am pretty flat chested or 'the girls' would be tucked into my underpants elastic.  I can't tolerate anything tight against my skin.  Yes, I am a fashion plate and a lovely sight to behold.



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   Posted 5/22/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My breasts are always tender and sore frequently. I haven't worn a bra in ages, they are an instrument of the devil. lol NOT! I have to have very soft fabric against my skin and sometimes that isn't even enough to keep the tenderness at bay.
I had my mammo done a couple of months ago, the lady asked if I had any ???, problems or complaints. I told her about the extreme tenderness and the Fibro. My results came back negative, very happy as Breast Cancer is 'Big' in my family.
I have the worst time w/ seat belts in the car, they always slide over and rub or press on the nipple. OMG that hurts like crazy! Yet, I can't stop using the belt. I have even tried some of the clips to hold them at a different angle, that hurts my neck. Just can't win.
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   Posted 5/22/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine aren't as bad as they use to be. They use to get very tender right before my period. I am starting not to have them, so I don't get pms like I use to. I use to get it bad and have hard periods before I stopped. Well, I think I stopped, it has been awhile, but I never know at this point if I am going to cycle or not.

I have had a rash under my left breast. I think it is from sweating. I used some of that tenactin on it and it finally went away. Has anybody else had this? Athletes boob?

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   Posted 5/22/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My nipples and breasts are always sore and tender to the touch. Like many of you have mentioned, having certain fabrics touching them is usually very painful. I hate having mammograms done-they are so painful that I am usually in tears before the process is over. I always put off having them for as long as possible. And yes, I usually go without a bra as much as possible. I usually put one on if I am leaving the house to go someplace where I know that I am going to have to get out of the car. If anyone comes to my house, they are just going to have to take me as I am!

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   Posted 5/22/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Seat Belts are a big issue with me as well. Not only the breasts but the neck. I think they should be required by law to make those comfortable for a 5' person! I did find that putting a clip up at the top to keep it loose helps a lot. But it's a constant pain to have to make sure the seat belt is in the car when you get out to close the door.

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   Posted 5/22/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   

To answer your question, yes I too get the rash under the breasts. It is from sweating and a light fungal infection develops. I use a nystatin combination cream called mycolog. I have a problem with this almost consistently. I live in Florida and it's tough not to sweat especially in that area.

I too, get the tenderness as well. I think we all do.

Thanks for all the input. I know I'm not alone now. And I agree with Chutz, you were very brave to bring up the subject. Thanks on behalf of all of us.

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