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  1. Wear a properly fitted supportive bra, even while sleeping. Be sure to wear a sports bra during exercise.

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  2. Limit your salt intake to reduce fluid retention and swelling.
  3. Eliminate, or at least limit, caffeine. Remember that caffeine can also be found in chocolate and some over-the-counter medications.
  4. Use an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Tylenol, Advil or Motrin and follow dosage instructions and labels.
  5. Get enough key nutrients through your diet, especially calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C and E.
  6. Drink water to help flush excess fluid from your body.
  7. Experiment with relaxation therapy, which can control anxiety associated with more severe breast pain.
  8. Consider evening primrose oil, a supplement that appears to alter fatty acid balance.

Most breast discomfort is not cancer, but please report unrelieved and/or focal pain to your physician. Pain confined to one very specific area is considered focal pain.

– Brenda

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