Sarah (llama_friendly) wrote in vaginapagina,

Tracking cycle and sore nipples

I've been tracking my menstrual cycle on an iPhone app for the past few months. What I have noticed is that my cycle is never a consistent amount of days. It has been anywhere from 29 days to 38 days in the last 6 months. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2012 and am currently not on any medication for it. My cycle is regulating itself alright so far (but my period did disappear for a solid 3 months in 2012). I took metformin for a few months after being diagnosed (but stopped taking it and my cycle came back) and since then it's been doing the 29-38 day cycle. Is this typical of people with menstrual cycles and/or people with PCOS?

My second question: Is it safe to put "muscle rub" on your nipples? The kind I use is Walgreen's brand with camphor 4%, menthol 10%, and methyl salicylate 30%. I use it because my nipples get incredibly sore 1-2 weeks before my period comes. Anything that touches them hurts. It's a soreness combined with a sunburn sensation. The muscle rub helps relieve the pain and cools the sunburn sensation. Is this safe? Does anyone know of a soothing/cooling ointment I could use if this is not safe?

Thank you so much!

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