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Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My boobs hurt, my skin’s weird and I’m sweating like a pig. Is this all from hormones? What other strange stuff do they cause?

Re: My boobs hurt, my skin’s weird and I’m sweating like a pig. Is this all from hormones? What other strange stuff do they cause?

The Bump Expert

You’re right -- this is hormones, doing their thing. And, they're the culprits behind morning sickness, mood swings, fatigue, vision changes, sinus congestion and postnasal drip. Oh yeah, hormones also affect your hair and nails, and contribute to heartburn, constipation and that incessant need to pee. Try to look on the bright side: These very same hormones are making your uterus the perfect home for growing baby, and will help your muscles relax during delivery. And remember -- these strange symptoms will eventually subside, and your little darling will make all you endured well worth it.

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Hormone Basics?

is acne another one? lately i've been getting pimples allover my chest and neck...

mommy to be? |

re: Q: Hormone Basics?

I am just a few weeks and I have very oily skin, oily hair, and I am the biggest grouch I have ever been. I am waiting for my mood to swing back the other way!

AshleyKennedy |

re: Q: Hormone Basics?

Aside from the 'morning' sickness and at least dozen pimples that have popped up on my face in the last week, I burst into tears while playing Risk with my partner tonight (in my defense, he had driven my troops completely out of South America, but normally I just throw a phony tantrum and get on with it). And I smell like I didn't even put on deodorant, starting about an hour after a shower! Is that normal, too? I never had that problem with my now three year-old.

happysparkle |

re: Q: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?

mine have been killing me all day!

kellyrank |

re: Q: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?

how soon after conception can they start hurting? a few days, a week?

EmilyE |

re: Q: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?

Mine didn't start hurting until my 5th week and even then it was just a mild ache. Now they hurt with everything I do... especially working out. Oh boy... that's not a fun one!

Portlandfungirl |

re: Q: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?

My is even worse, b/c I'm trying to wein my son from nursing!!! OUCH!!!

ktimpe |

re: Q: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?

my back aches too...what is that all about? I wake up at night with cramps in my lower back and I'm not even showing yet!

Johanneswomann |

re: Q: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?

acne, hungry, tried, hungry, lower back hurts, and emotional...

babyaragon |

re: Q: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?

my boobs were my first indicator literally a week before my missed period my nipples were just raw. and yes, the acne is a pain. My dh doesnt think it is related but I know differently

nathanssweetpea |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

My boobs hurt like crazy, and my lower back aches all the time. I had never heard about the sinus congestion, but that would explain my sinus infection when there was nothing else to trigger it! I had to bear it completely; didn't want to take any medication.

dreanelly |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

My boobs are sooo sore too! And I have been breaking out like I am 16 again - I am 6 wekks along.

daisygal21 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

my boobs hurt, i get nausa easily and im irrtable. my poor husband doesnt know what to do with me. i wish i was happy, and no so depressingly irritable and grouchy.

Upriem |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

thats how i figured out i was pregnant my breasts got really full and swollen

APbabymamma |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

My boobs wont stop as well. And i agree my face is breaking out and my hair is super oily.. I just washed it yesterday and i woke up looking like i havent washed it in days!. and i am only 6 weeks ( maybe) .. will it get better?

NATALE0624 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

My boobs became sore suddenly yesterday...today I woke with a couple of pimples. Yesterday, the nausea hit like a Mac Truck. BUT...it is all a good sign that things are going right!

themundays |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

I've been throwing up for 3 weeks, which I can deal with (to a point) but now I'm getting hot flashes. I woke up last night soaked three different times, all I can say is yuck. My docs at work say it's a good sign my hormone levels are probably really high & I think they have a bet on when I'll beg for antinausea meds, but it will go away....soon I hope. I won't even comment on the boobs they're driving me KNUTZ.

cettafire |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

that is one of the reasons i took a pregnancy test...mine have hurt since day one...they did not with my first until my 2nd trimester though

rockabilly_bride2009 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

My boobs are definately hurting and i'm barely 6 weeks.. i also just had sinus surgery cuz i was having headaches...hah so that was a waste because now i'm still swollen up there(sinus)..but the cramps are killing me and now i feel l ike i just did an ab work out.. I hope that is normal.

Heather.111 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

I was concerned at first because my boobs weren't sore at all... and my mom kept telling me they should be... but fear not they do now and I am only 6 1/2 weeks along. I only get really bad nausea after taking a shower. and I have never had acne in my life till now! And what is with the light sleeping? I wake up at almost any thing now.

ilenegrace |

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I'd be peechy keen if only the heartburn and reflux would lay off! Ohhh it's so painful.

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re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

Mine went from a D to a DD overnight and ladies, that is not something to be envious about. It is aweful! I've had to restrict my work outs to the bike

mlvogl |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and my boobs are killing me!! That's how I found out I was pregnant. I was a size D and now I am starting to go into a DD and I have only 5 weeks!! It's awful .. In the middle of the night I wake up with back pain .. I am hoping this will stop when I enter into the 2nd trimester!! I don't know if this is happening to anyone else but, I am really cranky before lunch and then after I eat lunch I am so happy..

mtonevski |

Grouchy? Check. Boobs hurt? A little.

Buy why is my heart racing and I'm short of breath? This was my first indicator besides the constant need to pee. I am 5 weeks along.

ldubos1 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

My boobs hurt a lot in the beginning (before I knew I was preggers), now they're not so bad and I'm at 6 weeks. The heart burn and acid reflux, though, just may be the death of me. I even went to the ER the other night because I've never had heartburn in my life, and thought that I was losing the baby. The dr's at the ER and my OBGYN told me everything was good and normal... but let me tell you when I'm in pain enough that Morphine isn't working, there's something wrong. Now, I'm definitely afraid to give birth...

jhenry1204 |

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Im 6 wks now and my boobies havent started hurting yet but the heartburn is crazy.

qiana30 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

I'm 17 weeks and my boobies haven't hurt since the first 6 weeks or so.

kwhite81 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

I'm 6 weeks today and the boobs haven't hurt in a few days, they were really sore and painful from weeks 4 to 5. I'm getting few pimples here and there. The nausea is still terrible, only vomited for a few days fortunately. Going to the OB on the 16th, which will be 7 weeks, so we will see what he says!

kjohnson05 |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

my boobs started to hurt from 4weeks. The pain is not constant, it comes and goes. some days i feel pain, some days i don't.

marybon |

re: Q: Why do my boobs hurt?

I just new I was pregnant because my boobs hurt so bad. It comes and goes now though, I am either in my 6th week or 7th, I am not sure. I have to wait for my first appointment and it's killing me. Haven't noticed acne yet though and I have major stomach/bathroom issue...nausea off on and on but thankfully no puking yet! Really can't wait till the 1st appointment!

pageme12 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I am 6 weeks today. My boobs are sore, I've broken out all around my chin and close to my mouth and I have been crying and feeling sad for no reason. Only the sadness has been worrying me...with a history of depression its hard to sort out the normal pregnancy hormones from the potential of relapse. At least its not constant.

padthai |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I was worried that I was developing bronchitis again because of the chest and head congestion! Good to know it's all part of the process. (BTW, my boobs have been incredibly painful since the day I missed my period! I'm 7 weeks now and there's no letup in the boob pain.)

thevahvah |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

Sore boobs were a clear sign after a hormonal imbalance with no periods. Just bought five of the prettiest bras ever and now not one fits. Not one. Well except the one that was too bigh in the cups.

Saundilands |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My nipples started hurting so bad and now my right boob is sore, more than the left. I am already a cup size F or G so lord please have mercy on me. Anyone know of good bras for extremely busy ladies?

scomfort78_98 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My nipples hurt too but guess I'm coping. My shirts don't seem to fit anymore so I'm definitely going shopping. Is it true though that one needs to wear a bra to bed at some point when pregnant, if so when should that be?

Kelify |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

TO MLVOGL: My doctor told me not to use the excercise bike because of the bending at the stomach and the natural tensing of the abs that you will do. maybe you ahould ask your doc. I came down with a cold the day before I found out I was pregnant, woke up with 4 zits on my chin the day after I found out, and had back acne for about 2 weeks before I found out. My boobs started swelling up pretty much right after I found out. No vomiting yet, but definitely queezy. So I guess most the symptoms start around 5 weeks because thats when I found out.

mholloway949 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I am in my 6th week and my boobs just started hurting. No morning sickness... yet. I also have been getting the bad lower back pain, especially in the morning after a restless night sleep. Glad to see I'm up to par with everyone else!

Elle4481 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I have been super fortunate. I'm 6 weeks today, my boobs are a little sore, but nothing more than they were with normal period symptoms, but they aren't swelling yet, which is good because I'm already a "D" cup and only 5'3". I've had very slight acid reflux, and a little naseau that goes away if I'll eat something small...like bagel with peanut butter. The only thing that has been constant and really kept me from thinking I was pregnant were the cramps. There again, they're no more than I'd get with my period. So, all in all, I'm really not having many sypmtoms yet. Well, I am pretty worn out at the end of the day, and the last 2 nights I am ravenous before dinner and then once I sit down with the plate in front of me, I'm not hungry at all. weird....

eb77 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

Glad to hear Im on course with the rest of you. Even though I know the symptoms, its hard to remember when I wake up with a stuffy noise, weak stomach, and fatigue that its pregnancy and not just that I dont want to go to work (well that too!) I think Im about 6 weeks, and my boobs started growing from about 4 1/2 weeks. They were super painful last week (especially when I got cold) but the pain in better this week.

melissatester |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I'm 13 weeks and my boobs are huge, I have back-ne (YUCK) my skin is way oilier than usual and I've had the sniffles for about 2 weeks. Oh and the acid reflux and nausea haven't been a picnic either. But I've got my eye on the prize and I know it'll all be worth it in the end.

robertaparent |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

have been trying for a baby,i will be having my period in some days now,now am about to test if am pregnant aw soon can i do that

0349 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My back hurt i get and my belly hurt and fill sink i got the boob hurt at like 3weeks befor nuw i am now 6weeks and skick and hurt but all be good in the end

pop31 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I'm so glad to know I'm not alone with the sore breasts! I thought these sniffles were from the changing weather, but it sounds like it could be a pregnancy symptom, too? Jeez! I'll take the runny nose over nausea, though-- haven't had any yet, knock on wood!

CatfishAnn |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I have been getting acne too. I was wondering if it was caused by the hormones and if it is I so can't wait for it to go away!

Tifanyg31 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I have used tea tree oil based skin cleanser and it really works. I did it during my last successful pregnancy (healthy baby girl) because of horrible acne on my chest - I have never ever had bad skin before pregnancy. But also calming things like oatmeal soap and baths are often helpful as are a few drops of lavender in the tub - it clarifies the skin and smells great to boot! Another thing about oatmeal is it will soothe the belly-skin itching you may experience later on when your bump begins to stretch - put the oatmeal in an old nylon (about a cup) and tie it up - the water will go a milky colour and it is lovely and soothing.

UK-Margie |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I'm 6 week and my boobs have hurt a little for the last two weeks. Other than that I feel great!

LaceyNHarrington |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I feel sick all day and all night... I'm kinda tired during the day but up all night! I have cramps and lower back pain also but I'm not even showing yet! I have been breaking out all over my face bad and the smell or thought of eating makes me puke! I can smell everything! I am soooo sick!

jpatterson75 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I can't wait to test. My boobs have been killing me for a week now. I get to test on Saturday. I keep thinking I may be crazy about the sore boobs, but they have never been sore before!

Cherylleann |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

my boobs are extremly sore... really really sore... my legs have cramps to??? normal?

dandgbox |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

sooooo tired. i feel like ia m dragging!!! my boobs are always sore bc of a pituitary tumor that i have so i totally feel you girls on that one. I have just been so touchy to my stomach and have a total head cold too.

monica.deer |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My face is breaking out like crazy and I never break out! My hair is all oily and I feel like I am going to throw up all day long. I have no energy and just want to sleep all the time. How am I suppose to exercise when I don't want to move :(

KaceySparacio |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

my boobs are killing me. so sore especially on the sides, I can't even touch them. I went to buy bras bc I feel like all mine with wires hurt. I also broke out last week (which is when I found out ) I'm 5w2d now and no more pimples but my skin in dry and flaky on my forehead and chin and really oily by my nose. I haven't been moody but really tired and PEEING ALL THE TIME!!! UGH!

nickybride10 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

a friend of mine recomended sea-bands for the nausea and they really help a lot i got them at cvs and they are like little wristbands with a white plastice dot that sits on the inside of ur wrist at a pressure point. also recommend preggie pops from motherhood or babies r us they have been lifesavers for me since i have been nauseous all day and night.

mintaka30@hotmail.com |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

Bought Sea Bands, they helped for about a week then nothing. Tried peppermint, preggie pops, ginger ale, ginger reed candies, sipping water. Nothing helped I was throwing up all day long. Then at like 7pm I would feel perfectly fine until 6am the next morning. So I saw my Dr today and he wrote me a prescription for an anti nausea med, since I am paying cash I have called around and for 30 tablets the price ranges from $80 to $200! It will be worth it if I can get through the day. Also, my hair is falling out. I'm 6 weeks pregnant. and tired all the time.

jendenise0401 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My boobs started aching about 5 days after conception. I just knew I'd get a positive test a few days later - and did! However, the pain hasn't let up and I've just started my 7th week. Woken up at 3am last night with the first bout of nausea. Boo. I thought I was going to get off scott free on that one.

Gobi |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I sweat like a pig, some nausea not alot, back pains like crazy, and I'm the biggest B**** ever I will bite anyone's head off at the littlest things. My poor boyfriend gets so upset by my mood swings he starts yelling at me. I hate it wish I wasn't so moody

Bailey201124 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

It really is amazing how different everyone is and at all different times! I'm at 8 weeks and the boobs hurting, decreased appetite (total inability to eat or smell meat), and fatigue aren't half as bad as the constipation. I'm sure there are things I could do better with my diet to help, but it's very hard to eat a lot of the stuff I should. Stool softeners haven't helped as much as suppositories! TMI I know, but from the way I was feeling over the weekend, I wanted to provide the best advice on relief I could for all you pregnant ladies with the same symptoms!

ricenic |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

has anyone experienced nipple pain with out your breast being sore? My nipples have felt raw for almost a week now and no sign of getting better. Sex has also been taken off my plate... normally I am jumping my husband like a hormone driven teen ager but lately when i feel he is in the mood I pretend I dont notice and change the subject. I also have the chest and back acne... gross... i get pimples once every three months and its normally A pimple not lots of them.

alvaradojerrica111 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

At about 2-3 weeks my boobs were so full I was in awe. That was our indicator that we should take a test. It came back positive so I got on some vitamins and really started watching the diet until two days ago. Now at 6 weeks the nausea has been bad all day and night and nothing seems to make it stop. I am normally a great 9 hours-a-day sleeper, now I'm clocking about 3-4. Positive that lack of sleep is adding to the moodiness! I've also been crampy which is worrisome and have had lots of spotting, but the Dr. says there's still a baby in there. Thank goodness for a wonderful understanding Husband through these yucky days.

Sarabel10680 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

Yesterday all day i wanted to rip everyones face off then woke up in the middle of the night and 3 hours later cried myself to sleep! I was not this emotional with my son, maybe this ones a girl!

daniellemain916 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

well i am 18 days late on my period .. ive taken four home pg tests and all have came back negative ... no sore breasts - which is really odd for me . i usually get them during my periods. i expected my period at the end of august, as usual....it DIDNT show up. and it is NEVER late. ive never had a preg. scare before so in all honesty i wasnt concerned about it. i did however experience some brown spotting - which i never have experienced either . (bc my periods have always been very heavy since the first time i started) my two year old nephew is practically clinging to my side when i am around, and has temper tantrums when i leave . i had a week where i was gassy and kept waking in the night to vomit...my sense of smell seems to be stronger and im having lower back pain. frequent urination . i had bloodwork done yesterday....so we shall see how that goes.

shaunijones |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My husband and I have been trying for about four or five months now, only to find out I had Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome, so naturally I kind of gave up getting excited over pregnancy until my medicine is done with in a month...but MY LORD. it's not even my boobs that hurts, it's my nipples. even the slightest touch makes me wanna break down. i've been so sensitive about everything, my husband wouldn't clean out the ferret cage for me, and i broke down and bawled my eyes out. OVER THAT! i haven't had any vomiting, but when i do wake up in the morning i feel lightheaded, and try not to move or i feel nausous. almost like i have a hang over every morning is how it feels. i just don't know if i should even attempt at taking a test, so i'm just going to go get bloodwork done i think.

cfrey422 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I'm not sure if I'm pregnant yet; had a full period from 12/11 to 12/18, & then a week later [on 12/27] I experienced some light pinkish spotting/discharge that only lasted a few hours. So I went to the hospital & they didn't know what was causing it because a test came back negative, but gave me pills to take care of it--BUT each time I took those pills I threw up...?! Now I've been having constant headaches ever since, & my armpits have been sweating like crazy. I've also been having low-grade temperatures between 99.2-99.5 but only occur at night. Are those also signs of pregnancy?! & could the spotting/discharge have been implantation bleeding since I was on my last day of ovulation?! But why a negative test still?!

dezd626 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

Serious question some one please answer!! The last couple days i wake up and pee it burns everyone say im gaining weight and today my boobs stated hurting and about 30 mins ago something made my stomache

chelseabeltran |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I have also been getting acne on my chest. I have never really had oily skin until now. My face has been breaking out badly. I have been trying the oil absorbing sheets by clean and clear, and using a facial scrub pad to help get rid of dead skin cells and excess oil. I am almost 10 weeks so I hope some of this passes once I am in my second trimester.

MisStarr83 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

My boobs have been killing me! Especially when it's cold and/or I'm working out (mostly outside). Today I went walking, it was about 38 degrees outside and I wore nursing pads in my bra! It helped so much. Yeah, I felt a little crazy wearing nursing pads and I'm only 7 weeks along, but so worth it.

elizabella28 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I'm almost 7 weeks. My boobs hurt all the time, I have that fatigue feeling almost all day, especially when driving and I cant sleep if my life depended on it! I'm so exhausted all day long by the time i go to bed I'm wide awake...basically I am so tired! lol

mjsaric11 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

Uggh! My boobs have hurt since a few days post-conception. I am 7 weeks now and have had the worst acne and also had a sciatic-type pain that prompted me to test earlier on. I have only had that type of pain x2 in my life so I knew it was out of the ordinary. My new issue besides wanting to reside inside any bakery I see is that I have terrible canker sores, not just one, they are multiple and I have NEVER had this many in my lifetime....everything is different with this pregnancy and I am always confused, and we wont even go there with the mood swings....yuck!!!

anneesmom |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

my voice has changed. I sound like a boy going thru puberty. It keeps cracking. Is this part of hormonal change?

lisastott |

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I'm 15 weeks and I'm just exhausted all the time! My breast hurt terribly in beginning but they have stop hurting so bad and have grown so much! I've been sick to my stomach most days but not bad. The thing that is worst with me is how emotional and moody I am! If I'm not crying I'm mad at my husband over something that be so stupid! Please anyone have any ideas

Ice1988 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

It's sad to say but I'm 5 weeks right now and already have heartburn every single day! I get hiccups every morning now (without fail) I pee in the middle of the night about twice a night now, I read one of those dog poems the other day and was teared up for 20 minutes. My breast get super super sore by the end of the day, My hair and skin though look better than ever! I usually get pimples when I'm getting ready to start my period...I have none and it's awesome!!

lacey6300 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

Does anyone have any good recommendations for curbing the acne? I know there are a lot of things that can be harmful to baby so have not been using anything and it looks like I have chicken pox on my face and neck. Also any recommendations for the congestion/cold that I seem to have gotten four days ago and can't shake. The tea I normally drink when sick says not to use when pregnant.

WindRider9999 |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

with my first pregnancy i was sicker than a dog i couldn't even eat. At least this time around i'm nauseated but i do not have to throw up every five minutes. my back and hips hurt now and i have zits like crazy

liamsmommi |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

I'm 6 week now, and only have bloating and gas. Beside that I'do feel great. Not sure why I don't get any morning sickness, witch I should be happy about it. Anyways is anyone on the same?

kvschmahl |

Q&A: Pregnancy symptoms caused by hormones?

im 7w and have been nauseous for nearly 2wks. my doc prescribed cyclizine (common in uk) but it hasnt helped. im eating dry chicken, french fries, jacket potatoes, and canned peaches. drinking extra cold water, coke n 7up. grapes n small cut up apple is ok too. yesterday a turkey cutlet and corn came right back up projectile stylee. poor dh had to clean it. he didnt moan, he knows how rough i feel. sinus infection, cough, cold for last week has made me even worse. at least phlegm has loosened and i feel slightly less dead. i keep praying for tri 2 to hurry up and get here! for ladies with hot flushes, keep a cold compress, wet flannel or face wipes by the bed.

espirit77 |