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Tingling and sensitive nipples that won't go away - any advice?

By Anonymous December 22, 2018 - 9:06am
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Hi, for the past 8 months or so I've been experiencing a very irritating sensation in my nipples. I assume it's to do with stress and anxiety. The reason for this is because I used to be a hypochondriac and around March 2018 I found a little spot on my left nipple and immediately stressed out about it, so much to the point that I would die. With hindsight, I totally regret stressing about that little spot, because it turned out to be nothing serious. During that stressful period, the tingling sensations began to appear. I assumed it was related to that little spot and started get even more anxious. The tingling sensations started in my right nipple and then after a while went to my left nipple as well. For ages I didn't go to a doctor as I was too scared/embarrassed. When I finally did get it checked out, I had a breast check and found there was nothing wrong at all. But the tingling sensations have never gone away. There have been times where I've managed to make it go away by relaxing and trying not to stress out, but it has never lasted more than 5 days or so until it comes back again. I've also tried meditation, sleeping for longer, evening primrose oil, ibuprofen and vitex, but none have completely worked for me. There must be someone who knows what I mean or has experienced this as well. This has been effecting my everyday life and has already ruined things such as holidays, birthday and graduation day among many other things as I can constantly feel it. I am actually desperate to get rid of this so if anyone can help, I would really appreciate it.

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

It seems you have already tried the things I would suggest, the main one being, having your breasts checked by your doctor. So, I'm glad you did that. If the tingling is fairly constant, it's unlikely it's hormonal. The only thing I can suggest is to ask your primary care doctor about anti-anxiety medication. If this tingling is related to anxiety, medication can help as you say it's affecting your everyday life. Often these medications are temporary but can resolve the issue long term. Have an honest talk with your doctor about it. Keep us updated.


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