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Aching Joints - GPS says old age, not menopause!!

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ihateminecraft Fri 18-Mar-16 13:01:56

I'm 48 and have been having stiff, aching joints for a few months now. Mostly when I get up or have been sitting a while but some days it can go on all day. It feels like when you've overdone exercise. I do exercise regularly but have done for years so nothing new. I suspect I'm perimenopause despite being on the combined pill (came off for a while a year or so ago and had clear signs). GP says you can get menopause symptoms while on the pill but my joint problems are not - it's OLD AGE 😫 He also says there's nothing I can do about it.

I'm confused. Read so many times this is a menopause symptom but he says no!

PollyPerky Fri 18-Mar-16 15:06:06

He's wrong. Find the recent NICE report on menopause- loads of links on this forum- and you will find joint pain listed as a peri symptom. Print off for him perhaps?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 18-Mar-16 15:16:14

I had very achey joints. I'm just about through the menopause now i think (no period for almost a year). And no achey joints any more. I don't think its old age at 48.

Scabetty Sun 27-Mar-16 21:10:59

I am 50 and haven't had a period for 3 years. I had aching joints - mainly ankles, hands and fingers. I took menopace and the symptoms went but stopped about a month ago. Aching hands have returned so I am back on it. Definitely meno related.

mayhew Tue 26-Apr-16 22:36:52

My achy joints have much improved on vit d and low dose aspirin (have a clotting disorder).

FrameyMcFrame Wed 27-Apr-16 21:27:41

My GP also insisted it wasn't menopause when I complained of painful joints. I questioned her and she got quite cross... Felt like saying just google it now. It's one of the top symptoms on most websites with information on menopause... Including NHS hmmhmmhmmhmm

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