I've had plugged ducts for about a month and a half, right behind the areola, both breasts - they feel like hardened lumps (at this point, size of a very large peanut M&M). They started off painful. I was able to break them down a little by sub-merging my breasts in hot water and massaging. At some point I did the antibiotic route. They aren't painful anymore, and are obviously not completed clogged or they'd be getting worse. I've had them so long - that I've sort of gotten used to them. I was very aggressive at getting rid of them when they first appeared; but now since they don't hurt I've been ignoring them and hoping that baby will help dislodge whatever is there. Occassionally using heat now and then.
My question is - has anybody else ever had plugged ducts for this long? I'm taking lecithin and cutting back on saturated fats. Is this normal? I went to the doctor and he didn't seem to concerned (or knowledgeable about it - he was a new doctor). Just wanted to see if anybody else had a similar experience.