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Joint pain and menopause

Joint pain can be a symptom of the menopause

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  • Helen Beech's photo avatar
    Helen Beech — 22.07.2019 19:25
    I am suffering severely with joint pain and would be happy to try Devils claw however I would like to ask if it would affect my thyroxine medication. I am currently taking levothyroxin on a daily basis


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 23.07.2019 06:17
      Hi Helen, There are no known side effects with Devils claw herbal remedy. It should be fine to take along with your thyroid medication.


  • Kerry 's photo avatar
    Kerry — 11.07.2019 04:20
    I’m 45 and I’m going through the menopause and my body is changing I need help my body is in pain


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 11.07.2019 06:29
      Hi Kerry I have posted a video blog on joint pain and what you can do to help yourself so please do take a look. However, if you are in a lot of pain it is advisable to see your doctor as well just in case this is not related to the menopause.


  • Iyabo popoola's photo avatar
    Iyabo popoola — 01.05.2019 04:06
    Am what are the reasons for joint pains and remedy


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 02.05.2019 09:07
      Hi Lyabo I have posted a video blog on this so please do take a look.


  • Ciara's photo avatar
    Ciara — 17.02.2019 19:32
    I'm 46, have aches and pains in elbows, hope and right side of body. I'm finding it hard to lose weight. I don't eat many carbs. Is there any supplenent to help my body feel energetic and lose fluid and fat Thank you.


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 19.02.2019 12:11
      Hi Ciara You could try the herb Siberian Ginseng as this is known to help with energy. Fluid build-up is often caused by dehydration so taking a diuretic may make symptoms worse; drinking lots of plain water every day can often be really helpful for many symptoms including fatigue!


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    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.


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      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.


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      Caprice — 27.11.2018 18:59
      Omg! I feel the same way! I’ve had terrible headaches! My back knees, and legs hurt! I have been feeling like my life is ending. I’ve had MRI’s, Ct’s, blood work. I’ve been feeling like I will never be 100% again too! I just turned 49 last month! I am beginning to think the doctors and everyone else thinks I am crazy!


    • Alita Barbee's photo avatar
      Alita Barbee — 27.11.2018 23:53
      Yep- I thought I was dying too. I started taking a Citracal supplement with D3. I have to say it has helped.


    • Sherrie's photo avatar
      Sherrie — 15.12.2018 18:55
      I thought I was going crazy..I woke up one morning about 2 months ago and my knees hips ankles shoulder and back were in so much pain. My knees hips and back severely. I just turned 49 know September and I feel so helpless some days. I dont know what to do.


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 17.12.2018 09:50
      Hi Sherrie Hopefully the tips above will be of benefit for you but if you are worried please see your doctor as well.


    • Britta's photo avatar
      Britta — 18.01.2019 00:35
      That happened with me at 47. I got real hormones, hrt, and the aches went away. When I forget to take the pill, the joint pain comes back immediately.


    • Gloria's photo avatar
      Gloria — 14.03.2019 21:43
      I turned 49 in November and I’ce Been feeling the same way my hips and upper arms near my shoulders you, I’m not alone, thank you.


    • Maria's photo avatar
      Maria — 10.07.2019 09:38
      I am having the same problems.My body aches terribly all day but seems worse when I wake up.I have wrestles legs also.My joints hurt so badly I wanna cry.I have nausea,cant sleep and am always fatigued! Fed up with it all.I feel for you and know what your having to deal with.


    • Sandra's photo avatar
      Sandra — 11.07.2019 03:32
      I am feeling the same way. Like you I fear not to be 100% again. On top of that I have severe anxiety


  • Leondra Roberts 's photo avatar
    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?


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      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


    • Rachel 's photo avatar
      Rachel — 05.01.2019 18:00
      Hi leondra , ive been searching for advice too after i was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a year ago . After my operation and 6 rounds of chemo i have a lot of joint pain from my waist down and unsure if it was connected to chemo or menopause and not sure what i can or cannot take . Ive tried massage and centrum vitamins as well as vitamin d . Ive had alot of advice but nothing seems to of helped so like you im looking for advice . I hope your doing well now xx


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 07.01.2019 07:36
      Hi Rachel, The advice I have given above may help you too, but (as explained above) you will need to talk it through with your consultant too.


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