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Is this a peri menopausal symptom ?

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#1 Oriental lily

Posted 17 February 2020 - 03:17 PM

Hi all .

bit of background . Aged 43 , 5 kids, last one two years ago .

my menstrual cycle is pretty regular . For most of my fertile years it was very erratic but since I started Zoloft 4 years ago it’s been strangely on the dot each month .

anyway the last two cycles i have had something occur that is rather unpleasant and strange .

10 days before my period I have been get agonising joint pain  . First month It was my wrists and knees . This month my shoulders have been stiff and incredibly sharp pains when I flex them .

Then on the first day of my period like magic it disappears .

i have googled it a bit and found the drop of estrogen can cause joint pain. But this is really really excessive . I needed to wear a knee brace the first month and I could barely carry my shopping in this month due to pain in shoulders .

is this just due to my age ? Supplements I can take . My mum didint go through menopause until she was nearly 60 so not looking forward to potentially dealing with this for the next 15+ years.....

#2 born.a.girl

Posted 17 February 2020 - 03:58 PM

No, nothing like that, just the usual increase in joint issues but that didn't happen right until menopause, and I have severe and long lasting symptoms.

That's unworkable having symptoms like that with what you've got on your plate.

I'd make a diary, too, of dates and symptoms.

Supplements - you'll get a wide range of views on that. One Melbourne back surgeon takes both Fish oil and Glucosamine , I've found both make zero difference.  Husband finds fish oil helps his knee.

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