underdeveloped breast

by oxana
(canada)

Hello! I started to look for different options to solve my underdeveloped breasts problem and came across your web-site. I always thought that I have a hormone dis-balance, but never had the saliva test done. I have irregular periods that can range from 36 to 42 days. Now I'm wondering if I can benefit from using the progesterone cream not only for my breast problem, but also for my period and mood. I'm really concerned if I can just start using the cream without consulting the doctor and how exactly should I use it, because of my cycle being so unpredictable I can never know when the ovulation starts?
Thank you.

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Jan 25, 2012
Who Says
by: Andrea

Wray will have some good actual medical advise for you but I had to write in because why do you say you have underdeveloped breasts? Has a doctor actually diagnosed you or do you assume because you are small breasted they have not developed properly.

You don't get much smaller breasts than me, they are an A on a good day. When I was pregnant however they were a good D. When I nursed my boys I produced so much milk I could have easily fed twins. My breasts did just what they were made to do and more.

You may have an actual medical problem and that I don't know but if it's just because they're small there's nothing wrong with you and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You can join the beautiful sporty boob club and don't let the mirage of implants on TV make you think any less.
Men are attracted to women regardless on the size of the breasts and if you're running into the the ones that are then those are the wrong kind.

Sorry if this is completely off base and does not apply to you but just had to throw that out there just in case.

Jan 26, 2012
underdeveloped breast
by: Wray

Hi Oxana Has anyone checked you for PCOS? Please look through this page to see if you have any other symptoms. Progesterone won't increase the size of your breasts, oestrogen is responsible for that. It's a mitogen, causing cells to divide and multiply, particularly in the breasts which are sensitive to it, progesterone causes differentiation, see here, here and here. There are very few doctors who understand how progesterone should be used, I can't advise you of one in Canada. But you might like to read this page which has comments from women in Canada, see here. Progesterone certainly helps mood, which can often be caused by excess testosterone too, see here. As you have such an erratic cycle, plus symptoms you want to get rid of, please consider using the progesterone daily. Through your periods too, for about 2-3 months. I've found this increases progesterone levels, reduces oestrogen and testosterone, then once things are looking up, the cycle can re started. We have more info about this on our page How to use progesterone cream. Please have a vitamin D test done, this is vital for normal ovarian function. Levels are often very low in Canada, as there is insufficient sun to make it. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

Jan 26, 2012
Who Says
by: Wray

Hi Andrea Well even if you think this might be off base, I think it's wonderful. Too many women are made to feel their breasts are too small. As you say the adverts for implants are the worst, but with the recall of thousands going on now, I don't think worth it. Besides there is evidence that small breasts are actually better at producing milk than large. Sometimes the large can suffocate the baby, or make it difficult to feed! One significant fact for me, large breasts indicate high oestrogen, as only oestrogen can make breasts cells proliferate. High oestrogen is not what any woman needs, as an excess can initiate cancer. As those papers I gave Oxana point out. Take care Wray

Jan 26, 2012
thank you for reply
by: oxana

Thank you both for your comments!
I've never been diagnosed with underdeveloped breasts but their size is something that makes me really uncomfortable and wanting to change it.
Anyway, I'm really concerned about my hormone situation, because my periods are so erratic, my last period was 48 days, and my sex drive is almost non-existing (I didn't have normal sex drive in my entire life), also cravings for sweet food were really bad lately, it even hurts my teeth, that's how much candy I ate. I always have to eat something throughout the day even if I don't feel hungry I still want to eat something, have some strong flavors in my mouth, but I never get satisfied. It is a miracle to me how is it that I'm not overweight (I do exercise a lot and non of my relatives are overweight though).
My period when it starts almost looks like occasional bleeding meaning there is not a lot of blood, I do not even use the female pads, I just use everyday pantie liners for those days. Even the flow is weird, it is different throughout a day.
On top of all that I sometimes feel really depressed, have really bad mood swings and occasional suicidal thoughts.
So I feel like something can be done, but when I go to my family doctor he says that I have nothing to worry about or wants to put me back on a pill and have me take antidepressants, but I do not want any pills that I have to take for the lifetime.
At the same time I'm afraid to mess with my hormones even more.

Jan 27, 2012
thank you for reply
by: Wray

Hi Oxana I'm glad they helped. Andrea herself is going through a tough time too. It's so wonderful women take time to encourage others, it's what we need. We are mostly told it's 'all in our minds' or 'pull yourself together', or worse, we're offered antidepressants and the pill! Neither of these is addressing the problem. Don't be afraid that you're messing your hormones even more, the things I suggested to you will help. Above all have that vitamin D test done, this leads to depression too, see here and here. A lack of progesterone and vitamin D can lead to cravings. Oestrogen causes them. Your libido should go up to, we have many men using progesterone for this. You could be lacking tyrosine, this amino acid is the precursor to dopamine. Dopamine is essential for a normal sexual response. Excess oestrogen suppresses dopamine, and raises prolactin. Prolactin is an inflammatory hormone, it also suppresses dopamine. Stress also drops dopamine and tyrosine, consider taking some. We have more info on our Natural Antidepressants page. And please look around the site, you'll see many women have taking charge of their own health, and are all the better for it. Take care Wray

Jan 27, 2012
Beautiful
by: Andrea

You certainly sound like you have a hormone imbalance and Wray's advice will get you started. It takes time, patience and experimenting as we are so different. Know that you are not alone in this struggle.

I can't make you see yourself as beautiful but you are as beautiful as you see yourself. I won't lie and say it wouldn't be nice to have flowing boobs, is that possible, cause it would. It's not how I'm choosing to define myself. It's not how I was created. As family and friends all around me give in to the pressures of having surgery to feel beautiful, I'm refusing. I never will. Then all these years of standing up and speaking out is for nothing.

I think of the little girls who might look at me dreaming of the day they get married, have kids, wanting to look like a woman. What about those girls that look just like me and can say Andrea doesn't have big boobs, she's happy, and beautiful and has a family and a husband that loves her. Who will be left that can say without a lie that they are beautiful.

This is my own stance. I don't expect anyone to join me. At times I feel like I'm the last of my kind, a race of "sporty boobed" woman going extinct ha ha.

Even the most beautiful outwardly eventually grow saggy and wrinkled despite how hard they fight as their bodies become more and more distorted with every surgery. I will define my beauty by the kind of person I am, define it from a place that never grows old and wrinkled.

Hugs to you Oxana my sister,
Andrea

Jan 28, 2012
Beautiful
by: Wray

Hi Andrea What can I say but repeat your word, what you said is very beautiful. Take care Wray

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