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Joint pain, aches, painful feet (planat fasciitis) ... I could go on

(6 Posts)
Tillyboo Sat 10-Aug-13 23:30:31

Some days I'm in so much discomfort, it's really becoming a nuisance.

I'm active, swim, walk & ride once a week, gardening & generally on the go the whole time so I'm quite fit. If I'm static for any period of time, it could be 5 mins could be an hour - the outcome is the same, my feet stiffen up, my back stiffens & I feel soooo crickety rickety sad & I shuffle about until I loosen up.

Is this a normal sympton of peri/ menopause ? I'm not on HRT but do take Phyto Soya supplement which is aimed at the Menopause.

ggirl Sat 10-Aug-13 23:48:53

I have aching knees , never thought it was due to menopause tbh. I spend my days getting up and down on my knees as part of my job so blamed it on that.
Myabe we need oiling smile

MoreThanWords Sat 10-Aug-13 23:57:51

Yes, I ache all over it seems. I've been on hrt for about four years and it doesn't really seem to alleviate it. I do the shuffle too until I loosen up! But it's everywhere, wrists, feet, legs, back, neck .....

Missbopeep Sun 11-Aug-13 09:06:47

I 'd say you need to look at your family history and see if there is a lot of arthritis. Some of these symptoms can be due to low oestrogen levels, but they can also be arthritis.

There's some evidence that good old fish oils- Omega 3 or cod liver oil- help joints, and that too much dairy produce makes it worse.

FranSanDisco Tue 13-Aug-13 11:41:56

I have just been tested for arthritis as I have very stiff finger joints when I wake each morning, plus hips and ankles are stiff throughout the day. Results are have come back negative though and I have to wait four weeks for a follow up GP appointment to discuss this further!

Dahlialover Tue 13-Aug-13 12:38:42

I've had this a couple of times. First time was when pre-menstrual shortly after another pre-menstrual cycle. Hands, feet, elbows, knees, lower back and neck/shoulders sore.

Last time, was at the beginning of an anovulatory cycle - lower back was very achy and led to sciatica. It was only one day, but took days to recover.

I am usually quite active. I have been lying on the floor stretching out my lower back which has helped the sciatica. Don't know what to do with the hands and fingers though.

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