What can you do for breast pain?
- Eliminating any underlying cause is the first step. From there, recommended treatments can be very helpful. These include:
- Vitamin E. There is no study to support vitamin E, but some women believe it does improve breast pain.
- Chasteberry has been used in Germany for cyclic breast pain with some success.
There is emerging evidence that high dose iodine may be helpful for severe breast pain. It is unclear, but we will begin to know more about this therapy as time goes on.
For women with severe cyclic breast pain, effective medications are available, including danazol and tamoxifen. These therapies are associated with potentially serious side effects and should be reserved only for women with severe breast pain.