Birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
Corticosteroids, such as prednisone
Hormone therapy, such as HRT
Tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline
The pain/tenderness/enlargement/weight gain is because the blood vessels have swollen with excess sodium and water. - Reducing salt/sodium intake will reduce or remedy this problem. - See:
Sodium in foods and
Associated health conditions
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!