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Joint pain and menopause

Joint pain can be a symptom of the menopause

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  • Alita's photo avatar
    Alita — 08.11.2018 01:40
    Hi it’s been a hard two months for me. Woke up one morn8ng and could barely walk, my legs, thighs, arms made me feel like I worked out all night. Hot flashes started to increase. I thought I was go8ng to die. I started taking Citracal Calcium Citrate Supplements with manganese and zinc. Still waiting for my joints to feel better,if I sit too long i my joints get so stiff until I start walking.... I fear I will never feel 100% again. I turn 49 this year.

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      Eileen — 08.11.2018 11:54
      Hi Alita It is important to go and see your doctor about this. Any sudden appearence of joint pain could indicate other health issues such as low iron, low thyroid function or low vitamin D, your doctor can test for these just to rule them out. In the meantime I have posted a more comprehensive video blog on how you can help yourself so please do take a look. http://www.avogel.co.uk/health/menopause/eileens-blog/2015/12/a-vogels-menopause-mondays-joint-aches-pains/

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    Leondra Roberts — 19.10.2018 17:42
    Hi it’s been one year since I was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer at 45. I had optimal full debulking surgery followed by chemo. I am so sore all the time and can not take any oestrogen as this is the hormone that caused my cancer. Do you have any advice that might help my mobility?

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      Eileen — 22.10.2018 08:24
      Hi Leondra The herb Devils Claw is often used for joint and/or muslce pain and fish oil supplements are known to help with mobility but you would need to discuss using these with your doctor or consultant first. Acupuncture can often be effective so worth looking into especially if you can find a practitioner who specialised in pain management. You can find a local practitioner through www.acupuncture.org.uk

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    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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Relieves muscle & joint pain, backache and lumbago. Also available in 60 tablet size.
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