Diagnosed peri four months ago and put on Femoston 1/10 - I'm 45. HRT is really helping with my mood swings, depression, and general feeling of being overwhelmed. But, I have really bad joint pain - legs and back mainly. I am going on a mountaineering trip to Spain in a month, and then doing Ride London at the end of July so I really need to train and get some weight off, but everything just hurts so much. I'm having to roll out of bed in the mornings because I am stiff as a board. I am doing yoga in the morning when I have time, but is there anything supplement-wise that would help, or anything I should make sure I am eating enough of?
I guess that the dose of estrogen is too low for your age. I am on Femoston 2/10 and I have no symptoms. I had joint and bone pains too and I am43. Check your vit D and maybe you need an extra supplement.
Marking place. I'm 51, peri, not on anything but really struggling with aching knees, feet, hands and even elbows. Only just considered this evening that it could be menopause related? I know losing weight will help with knees but elbows?! Is HRT prescribed more "freely" if you're under 50?
Hi achoocashew you know you're peri because typically your periods become irregular with more than 7 days difference between cycles. Before peri you might find the cycle length decreases from 28 to about 25 or so - quite subtle changes. There's a diagram here which is helpful on the stages.