Wednesday, December 28, 2011

On a Personal Note...

Ok boys get over it, but I need my girl peeps to chime in on something.
I have Fibrocystic Breasts. I have always had dense tissue and have had a few times with pain/swelling around my cycle. They always told me to be careful with caffeine, and I dont abuse or USE it but do drink green tea each day and sometimes a 1/2 caff latte or cappucino. But never more than one and not everyday.

The last few months ( Well since October) I have been suffereing BIG. TIME. I have been to the MD twice, and now she is sending me to get an Ultrasound and LIKELY cyst aspiration.
This summer i was fine, and i was ABUSING caffeine in the form of POWERGELS:) LOL.

I am 99% confident these are just that. Benign Cysts. And I am 99% confident that I am fine, other than i will step away when you try to hug me and lying prone makes me weep. I feel like i have a DD cup when it is more like an A. I had a breast MRI and it was clear...

So any thoughts? All the actual research i read says the caffeine thing is not proven. Even my MD said she would rather have a cyst than give up her coffee:) LOL.

She also told me this HURTS. I have had ALOT of needles put in my body ( acupuncture to prolo to cortisone) and this one freaks me out the most bc i cant even IMAGINE a needle going in there.

Rich is good, by the way:)
thanks for your ideas!!!
PS not pregnant, but that DID cross my mind!

9 comments:

cheryl said...

Ouch, I dont have any ideas, but I hope you find some relief/solutions. Hugs!!!

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

Yup, my breast are the same. At some point I had to have an ultrasound as they were worried about a cyst, but it was nothing. I have not heard about the caffeine relationship, glad your MD does not think caffeine is bad, that would be such terrible news:) Good luck with the procedure. Deep breaths and you will be fine. Certainly it will be less painful than Ironman:)

Damie said...

No ideas here, either. Humpf. ????

thepumpkinsdiary said...

Ugh!! I can only imagine how painful and annoying that is. I know when I was taking birth control I had SUPER painful breasts, they were swollen and hurt. Do you think it could be a hormone level thing? Good luck with the procedure and keep us in the loop! :) xo

Angela and David said...

My mom has always had cysts in her breast and has had a few removed and biopsied. As long as I can remember she has avoided caffeine because it caused her pain. But everything has always been benign so I'm sure the same will be true for you.

Kim said...

i am prone to cysts; had a biopsy on one and then i had it removed, and now the drs are watching two others ...i was never told anything about caffeine, and now i want to ask next time i have my ultrasound and mammogram.

ugh, good luck julia - nothing is worse than having booby pain :(

Molly said...

Ow ow ow. Sorry :( No ideas here either but I hope you find a solution!

Teresa said...

Ugh! Breast pain hurts. I have no great ideas for you, but just wanted to chime in to say I truly care and hope for the best. I have had a client with cycts and they were benign but unfortunately the testing did hurt :( Just being honest. Deep breaths and praying for the best. Keep us posted.
tn

Dr. TriRunner said...

Does NOT sound like fun, and sorry that this ironing board over here has no advice for you! :(