Also, my mother in law brought up Fibrocystic breasts to me last week. She said she has it & I probably do, too, since we have the same symptoms. I didn't even know there was such a thing. But it did make me feel a little better.
AND OMG if I had gone through a Friday night like you did....I don't know if I would have made it.
& when you say "that usually means something in your body is going on and causing the pain and swelling since they filter things out...", you don't mean the C-word, right???
(had to ask)