Posted by: just want to know | 2004/02/09

Breast tenderness/moodiness and pill

I've been on the pill for about a week and a half now. Usually about a week before my period, my breasts are a bit sore and rather swollen (I go up a bra size), but this only lasts until the first day of my period. I've noticed that since I'm on the pill and now even a few days after my period, my breasts are still a bit sore and swollen. Is this because of the pill?

Also, are their any brands of contraceptive pill that can help alleviate premenstrual mood swings?

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Our expert says:
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These side effects are probably related to the Pill. They often get better with time.
You may also find that the mood swings are better on the Pill. This is more related to individual response than to the type of Pill.

Best wishes

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Our users say:
Posted by: anon | 2004/02/09

i have been on the pill for just over two months, and yes like you my breasts are also tender although i dont have any mood swings. this is just one of the side effects unfortuantely, the best time for ease of these symptoms ive found is on the 7 pill free break!, which i guess is because the hormone levels drop somewhat- allowing your period

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