Well, it doesn't seem to be related to menses, especially since mine are so irregular anyway (been worked up for that many times w/o any explanation). But I think cold weather is more the culprit. The pain generally starts about 30 min into a hike or power walk. I don't think it's ever happened on the ellipitcal or treadmill, so that's why I'm leaning towards a reaction towards cold weather. They say cotton kills ... but where to find those neat manmade fabrics in plus sizes?
It's quite literally just the nipples. Bizzare, huh? And I remember it happening when I was much, much thinner, too. So maybe I'm just strange Ha ha!
As far as bras, I can never find ones that I feel are supportive ENOUGH. I'm a 44D and for some reason the bra makers think big-breasted women don't need MORE support. PLEASE! I don't want them hanging to my knees when I'm 50! Sometimes I'm tempted to use ACE bandages to keep them from knocking my eyes out!
I will definitely try the remedies you suggested. It would be easy enough to compound Advil myself, but what base would be used?
Thanks very much for your advice & reply, I didn't even know what to call it. And yes, everything is OK physiologically (no lumps, bumps, etc. & clear mammo).
Maybe if I put those "Hot hands" warmers in my sports bra
I wonder how many guys are reading this going "Whaaa???"
Stay calm and carry on.