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Joint pain and menopause

Joint pain can be a symptom of the menopause

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Menopause Support can provide support to the body through all stages of the Menopause but is especially useful when broad range of symptoms such as hot flushes, irritability, tiredness, pains and aches, vaginal dryness etc kick in.

  • Made from fermented soya beans
  • Support for all stages of the menopause
  • Also contains magnesium and hibiscus

A herbal dietary supplement containing soy isoflavones, magnesium and hibiscus extract for all stages of the menopause.

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  • Laura 's photo avatar
    Laura — 09.07.2018 04:06
    June of 2016 I had a total hysterectomy with removal of my ovaries. I was 54 yrs of age & in peri menopausal stage. I went into surgical menopause which the last two years until presently it’s been and is a HUGE challenge for me with the symptoms since shortly after my hysterectomy. If I could go back in time I never would have had my ovaries out! Unfortunately, I was not educated enough regarding the ramifications from the removal of the ovaries along with uterus. I’ve developed joint pain in my legs on a frequent basis with sometimes it’s debilitating where my feet, or my calves my joints, and hip hurt so much I can barely walk! It’s unfortunate that it’s a “catch 22”, with taking hormone replacement or not! I now have increased anxiety including panic attacks, ansomina, dry eyes with pain behind my eyes and all the joint pain including hot flashes! Not to mention I become very scattered with my fogged memory! Every now and then, I say to my husband, “ I feel fantastic today”!!! This is when I don’t have any pains in any joints and I feel on top of the world! I feel clear headed with so much energy and feel myself ! Unfortunately, this is far and few and in between these symptoms! I’m a very positive, truly happy and have lots of energy and full of joy and life! This has been and is a battle that I pray I get the right person to guide me in the right direction so I can feel the fullness of my health which I’m used too! I changed my Gynecologist as there was no directions with my menapause at all except for him to prescribe estrodoil and tell me to google things regarding obtaining things I can do. I then changed Gynecologist and she left the practice and went to work in Another area of Florida. Just about 2 months ago I began the bio identical hormones. Estrace, estrogen cream and progesterone capsule daily. I still get hot flashes recently again, some horrible and some mild. And the joint pain along with my tightness in the calf are frustrated to me. Any feedback is extremely appreciated!!

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      Eileen — 10.07.2018 10:45
      Hi Laura Unfortunately, a total hysterectomy can cause a number of problems which can be hard to resolve. Suddenly losing the main source of hormones will fling you straight into a full menopause and this can not only drain you of energy very quickly but can also really stress the nervous system. This can then be compounded by the sudden appearance of menopause symptoms. This scenario of symptoms stressing the nervous system and the nervous system causing more symptoms or making the ones you have worse can quickly become a vicious cycle that you can't break out of. I would suggest going to see a Naturopathic Doctor, they can offer advice on supporting and strengthening the nervous system including treatments such as acupuncture, herbal remedies and diet support. By treating the whole body this can often help to reduce symptoms effectively. In the meantime remember to drink lots of plain water for the joints, take a magnesium supplement 200mg twice a day and a fish oil 1000mg twice a day, both with food and overhaul your diet to include lots of fresh foods. Avoid caffeine, white carbs, sugar and high salt foods. Rest and relaxation is important to allow your body to re-balance itself. Do let me know how you get on.

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      Laura — 11.07.2018 03:13
      Thank you so much Eileen for all your helpful feedback and recommendations. It does feel like a vicious cycle with the several symptoms I have gotten since my total hysterectomy. I will see a Naturopathic Doctor along with acupuncture. It’s interesting that you are the third person that spoke of acupuncture within the last couple weeks. I do take 1200 mg of calcium each day, 1000 mg of vitamin D3 and magnesium every day. I will alter some of my foods and beverages. Typically, I eat healthy food, however, I do eat foods with too much salt, I eat some foods with white flour and Diet Coke with caffeine. I will eliminate these foods as much as possible and replace with healthy foods. I will drink more natural water, more fruits and vegetables etc...I do eat these healthy foods, however, I should eliminate the not so good foods. The biggest challenge for me is the joint pain in my legs and feet and the anxiety I get. I am going to do all I possibly can as I want to feel way better than I have. I’m a very active healthy positive person and desire to feel great physically like I always use too! Thank you again for taking the time to respond which means a lot to me! I’m grateful for your wealth of knowledge in caring to share so much knowledge with me and so many others!

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      Eileen — 11.07.2018 09:11
      Hi Laura You're welcome!

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    J Davies — 26.09.2017 07:17
    Hi just joined can I use devils claw along side the starter pack when it arrives?

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      Eileen — 26.09.2017 11:12
      Hello. Devil's claw tincture is fine to take along with the Menopause support tablets.

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    Michelle — 23.09.2017 07:05
    I was 36 when my symptoms started Night sweats, hot flushes, Doctors dismissed my symptoms and put it down to stress. Then my periods became irregular by the time I was 40 periods had stopped My joint pains were horrendous in shoulders to the point I was becoming a pain killer junkie. I had cortisone injections I changed doctors and finally was listened to. I was very reluctant to start HRT and in actual fact find start taking it until o was 45 so 5 years of my doc trying to persuade me, and omg what a difference it made to my joint pains. I do have arthritis in both Shoulders and hips, but some taking my HRT I've gone from pill popping every 4 hours to virtually zero.

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      Eileen — 26.09.2017 11:12
      Has your doctor advised that you continue HRT indefinitely, Michelle?

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      Michelle — 27.09.2017 19:15
      No nothing has been said about indefdinately. But I went to gynacholgist who also advised me to take the hrt. The problem is there is a risk with breast cancer but I've been told by a few doctors that the studies done on breast cancer and hrt were done on ladies in the 50s when breast cancer is more likely. Also was told the body shouldn't be getting rid of these hormones until into the 50s so hrt isn't a worry for those under 50. Hrt also protects don't quote me but I think they said the lining of the womb. It's definitely made a massive change to my life.

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      Michelle — 27.09.2017 19:15
      No nothing has been said about indefdinately. But I went to gynacholgist who also advised me to take the hrt. The problem is there is a risk with breast cancer but I've been told by a few doctors that the studies done on breast cancer and hrt were done on ladies in the 50s when breast cancer is more likely. Also was told the body shouldn't be getting rid of these hormones until into the 50s so hrt isn't a worry for those under 50. Hrt also protects don't quote me but I think they said the lining of the womb. It's definitely made a massive change to my life.

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      Eileen — 28.09.2017 08:44
      Hi Michelle, I'm so glad you have a solution to your problem currently. My advice ongoing would be to talk to your consultant about when (and if) you have to come off HRT, as you will benefit from doing it really slowly over as long a period as possible, to avoid a recurrence of your initial symptoms.

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