Please help me with my hormones! My problem is breast tenderness and swelling as well as water retention. Every month my breasts start swelling painfully beginning about 2 weeks into my cycle (I have a 28-29 day cycle) and worsening until I get my period. Then I have cramps, though not horrible, 1 advil helps. I have a pretty light flow.
I am thinking it is probably estrogen dominance even though my flow is light. I used a plant based progesterone cream for a few months and that really helped, but I wanted my hormones to be naturally balanced. I used oral birth control for 1 year 14 years ago but since then have only used a barrier method.
What I've tried:
-I have been Primal/Paleo for almost 2 years. For the last 7 months I have been 100% compliant, before that I would cheat 10-20% of the time with gluten free food.
– Jack Kruse's leptin reset
- Cold showers for 2 month's (Kruse's cold CT)
-cutting all caffiene out
-supplements: magnesium, iodine, fermented cod liver oil, high vitamin butter oil, maka, b6 and biotin, Protandim mock up (an antioxidant), msm powder
Help me and my inflamed boobies