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Progestin only birth control causes swollen, sore breasts?

So I just started taking a progestin only birth control pill and 3 weeks into the pack, my breasts seem huge and they hurt! Anyone else had this problem? Does it go away eventually?

Fri. Feb 2, 3:24pm

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i had the same side affect when i started the pill. it lasted for a few weeks, and then would come back every time i got my period for about 5 months. then it was back to normal. i was on tri-phasal

Friday, February 02, 2007, 3:27 PM

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I used to be on Demulen (hi-progestin pill) and did have that problem.

Friday, February 02, 2007, 3:40 PM

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When I was on orthocyclen (not tricyclen), my boobs used to get very "full" feeling the week before my period (the 3rd week of the pack). Now I'm on Loestrin-24, and it doesn't happen as much. It's not uncommon though. Sometimes they'd hurt a lot b/c they were sooo sensitive/tender. It was annoying! I couldn't let my husband touch them at all; it was so uncomfortable!

Friday, February 02, 2007, 4:01 PM

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demulen progestin

hmm, this might beat a boob job! In terms of a side effect, this is mild. My birth control makes me crazy.

Friday, October 05, 2007, 1:40 PM

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