Arm and shoulder pain

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Do any of you get shoulder and arm pain on the left side. I think it's gas related. Went to ER once for it and had heart checked and all clear. Had an appointment yesterday with GI because of reflux and they are going to do a scope. Dr. is checking for H pylori and or celiac disease. They say that could be causing my reflux and weight loss.

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    I have had horrible daily shoulder pain for 6 months, ironically it coincided with the beginning of perimenopause. I also have a cyst in that area, underarm puffiness in both arms dr. Said he felt it was a rash, the whole thing socks rocks. I am going to the Dr, Tuesday and my gyne. Tomorrow. Let me know what you are told.
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    I have trouble with my right shoulder which can be sore to touch and burning.  This came on several years back without warning.  I also get pain from my neck down and the tops of my legs get sore. Then I get a wave of exhaustion and I have to sit down after very little exertion.  After standing for a short while I feel my back won't hold my legs up.

    This can last for days.  I initially blamed this pain and fatigue on the chiropractor and masseuse because my bad back got more constant at the same time.

    I had 3 months of costochondritis (ribcage pain) last year which was very painful and I have had lesser bouts of it recently.

    This March I began getting constant lower stomach pain before my period. The stomach discomfort has remained even when my period has finished and five doctors have not diagnosed it.  I am seeing a sixth doctor on Sunday and I will be asking for a hormone level test among other things to see if I might be in peri menopause.

    Last year I had a number of hot flushes that lasted a few minutes and then disappeared.  I was feeling perfectly normal beforehand.  I also have had a meltdown in public and been very forgetful much more so than normal.

    I am 42 which seems early for the peri menopause but these symptoms to me seem very like it especially from other comments I have been reading here.

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      Yes, I have been experiencing that under the rib and side of the arm thing for about a year and a half now. I think it's peri related too. I just came off my period yesterday and towards the end of my cycle i started feeling this. But i have been having a lot of digestive-issues since peri hit. I will hopefully get some answers after I have this scope done.
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      I hate all of this, everything has happened since perimenopause. I literally have every symptom of menopause except the bleeding. I had a hysterectomy years ago, but the swelling, joint pain, sorenesd, irritability, panic attacks, can't lose weight, it's horrible. I'm forgetful too. I've lost things and of the things I've lost I miss my mind the most! It is time for treatment or a therapist.
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    Hello

    I too get pain in my left arm which my Dr has said could be down to my digestive issues.

    I've had IBS for years but its got worse lately along with son acid problems. I've been give rabeprazole to try to settle things down.

    Its awful!

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    Hi sharcerv, yep I get really bad pain between my shoulders and neck( in middle of my neck!). Had it for 6 months now comes & goes but when it comes it's really painful ( like I have pulled a muscle Which I haven't) I also have acid reflux so everyday or every other day I have to take Lansoprazole capsule to help I have well other people have noticed I have lost weight. I have been to see the doctor,had blood tests done & say I'm ok But im not I'm 45 & thought I was starting the early menopause but he ruled that out to saying because I'm still having normal period's. I just use heat pads around my neck when myanmar gets bad! Helps until it starts cooling off!. So I'm at a dead end with no help from the GP's.
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      My GP is pretty rubbish too. He tells me I'm not peri menopausal either. My periods are becoming erratic and lighter. I'm 44 and he tells me I'm too young!

      Im staggered at the amount of women on this forum who have acid reflux type symptoms. Mine only started this year, never suffered with acid before. Do you mind me asking how long you've been on the lansoprazole and how effective you've found this type of medication?

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      Hi Lisa I have been on Lansoprazolen or roughly 15 months!!. & found it absolutley briiliant. Would deffinately recommend this to anyone suffering from Acid Reflux. Also called to see about my blood test results and was told all was NORMAL. I knew that propranolol wasn't giving me any side effects ( doctor thought all the symptoms I was giving him were that I wasn't Peri but side effects from propranolol ? Absolutely  100% positive now im peri. So now I have to make another appointment at the doctors to now see a lady doctor( as the receptionist has advised me to!!!!!).  Feel like I'm on a boat constantly going back and forth!.
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    Hiya

    Yep. I've had this pain for.....God knows how long! Probably much to my own cost I'm very much a 'grin and bear it'-type so just get on with it. Should mention I'm 54, been Peri for yonks and still bleeding as regular as clockwork.

    Found it was more of a problem in the months leading up to Xmas, so decided my NY Resolution was to try to sort myself out. The pain that had been solely in my shoulder had also crept down to my L elbow, and sometimes upwards into my neck/ between shoulder blades.

    Well 5mths later......My pain is 1m times better. Why? I truly believe my saviour has been my taking Menopace Original. A one-a-day min/vit supplement. I haven't taken any meds for years (only ever took Transexamic Acid for heavy bleeding 5yrs ago for a couple of yrs), not even vitamins. I can only assume that I was completely depleted in all major gifts/mins to get this amount of benefit.

    Although not (yet) taking traditional HRT, I have also been trialling some Bioidentical Progesterone Cream. Might actually be this combination that's working well for me. Who knows, but I feel fine mentally (I have my moments but have always been a hothead :-) ).

    Read here about hormonal benefits of the mirena. Given you're probably younger, maybe go have a chat/have you bloods checked with your GP. Worth a trip in case its completely unrelated.

    But I totally disagree with the GP who told one of our 'sistas' she was 'too young' at 44 to be Peri. Try telling that to all those OTHER 44yrs olds who ARE Peri!!

    Chin up Kiddo. At the very least maybe a Vit D/Calcium/Magnesium supplement may help you - just check your doses are not exceeded as 'innocent' mins/vits can be be bad for us too!!

    Sx

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      Yes, I too was told i am not in peri because I am still seeing regular periods. I get all the symptoms mentioned on this forum more or less. I suffer with reflux too. It can flare up bad if im stressed or around that time of the month. I am scheduled to have a scope done on May 11th to see what is causing the problem. I have also lost weight since peri hit. This is all so frustrating! I still have little ones around so that makes going through all this challenging at times. My husband doesn't know how to be patient or understanding through this. One thing I am glad about is that he has decided after my much begging, that we are moving to New York where family is so i can n get help with the kids since he's always working. We both don't have any family here in Kentucky and it's been a tremendous strain raising kids with no help.
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    Hi Sharcerv, yes a condition called 'frozen shoulder' can be hormone related - its a very painful & debilitating condition..........Mine started when I was 55 - have had to have x2 operations & its still not right sad  Getting old sucks.......
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    My shoulder and arm hurts once in a while, right now my bottom of my feet are hurting and its hard to walk on it. 

    Has anybody had their bottom feet hurt please let me know thank you

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    After being diagnosed with high blood pressure I was prescribed HCTZ. For a solid year I took this medicine. During this year I had constant hip pain primarily on the left side. This pain moved around. Nothing helped including laying down. So I decided to go off this medicine after all doctors said nothing was wrong with me. Frustrating! However discontinuing this did not help as I expected. Then at the same time my doc switched me to

    Propranolol (Inderal) and sent me to physical therapy. Joy! Hip pain gone! Btw I am 48 with erratic menstrual cycles. For about 2 years now. I don't take hormones. I take Vitamin D and Fish oil. However now I have severe left arm and shoulder pain, as well as failing eyelashes. I have had great eyelashes up until taking this medication. Well I'm less concerned about the eyelashes but thought I'd mention it in case someone else noticed this, what I would call a side effect of the Propranolol. What is driving me crazy is the arm and shoulder pain. I'm still in physical therapy and we are working on the arm but to no avail. I'm wondering if this pain is also a side effect of Propranolol. Anybody else had any of these problems?

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