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Dowa
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   Posted 2/3/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 16 years post menopause and my breasts are very sore and swollen ,going on two weeks now. Is this a Lyme symptom and what would be causing it after all this time?  Thanks in advance.   D

springsjean
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   Posted 2/3/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was supposedly post (only a couple of years) but seems now that in treatment for lyme, it was the lyme which took away the cycle. Have gotten it 4 times in 6 months now. go figure. Same thing happened, breast were sore, ovary twinging, etc. but dr. said no way but it was.

Dowa
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   Posted 2/3/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting as I also have the ovarian pain, hmm.. wouldnt that be something! I cant believe the way that LD changes things in our bodies. Thanks for your reply. I was thinking candida or something along those lines.     D

pidsea73
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   Posted 2/4/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi thats strange have not had a period since the Tick got me, never put the 2 together before as I am 54 and thought it was just the menopause ? could the LD couse this ??

Dowa
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   Posted 2/4/2010 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My periods stopped cold at 42 years old, never to return. No explaination, no menopause symptoms, nothing.  Just all stopped in one month. Now I wonder if that is the year that I got LD, no way of knowing... D

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   Posted 2/4/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dowa,

My breasts are always sore and swollen, and have been for a long time. It used to be cyclical, with my monthly periods. I would get a reprieve for maybe one week per month.

During the past year, my periods have become irregular. I'm 48. Blood tests about 6 years ago indicated perimenopause. I believe I am now in the early stages of menopause.

The breasts have been sore and swollen for the past couple of years, with one reprieve lasting a couple of months. Years ago I was dx'd with fibrocystic breast disease, now known as just fibrocystic breasts because it's not a disease.

I used to be on Depo-Provera (injections every 3 months) in order to treat the breast pain and swelling, and PMS. Right now, I trying evening primrose oil 500 mg (I take two twice daily). Too soon to tell...

The possible association with Lyme has occurred to me, as "unexplained breast pain" is listed symptom of Lyme, and Lyme is known to mess with our hormones. The pain and swelling aggravate me, as my "girls" are already large. I'm hoping this condition will cease post-menopause. I recently heard Dr. Oz saying that the breast pain and swelling can be caused by both estrogen and progesterone.

It's all very confusing and aggravating, isn't it? In your case, I think it would be worth seeing your doctor about it in order to rule out other possible causes. And I hope you are getting regular mammograms. When all other possible causes are ruled out, I think it might to safe to assume that your culprit could be Lyme.

Take good care, and do let us know how you're managing with it.

Post Edited (spaztick) : 2/4/2010 5:57:06 PM (GMT-7)


Dowa
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   Posted 2/5/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Spazrtick: I tried Primrose oil and ended up being allergic to it, so had to discontinue it. I am thinking of having my hormone levels checked, I will post if anything looks peculiar. Good luck~  D

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   Posted 2/6/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dowa, Good idea to have a hormonal blood panel done. My most recent one showed an "estrogen surge" which was undoubtedly contributing not only to the breast pain, but also the sudden adult acne and weight gain.

I'm hoping my body responds well to evening primose oil. My menstrual cycle has also gone crazy in the past year, while previously it was always very regular.

It's mind-boggling to think of the countless ways Lyme diseases messes with our bodily systems!

Let us know how your blood work turns out.

Hugs!
*Oral Abx Combo Tx since Jan/08*
Lyme disease - clinical dx ’08; Babesiosis (Positive IgM/IgG) '08;
GERD '05; Essential Tremor ’02; Fibromyalgia ’00; Osteoarthritis; Depression; IBS; Interstitial Cystitis

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