Gnawing shoulders ache

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I know painful shoulders have been mentioned before and i have had the stiff shoulders but this gnawing ache from my shoulders suddenly came on, it feels muscular but almost felt like it was going right through me. I have put on some heat cream, it seems to come in waves. I did do quite abit of physical work yesterday so i dont know if that made it worse but it really is an intense aching, gnawing pain can anyone relate to this? Not just stiffness x

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    Hi Pinkcatfairy

    Yes i understand what you mean. A few months ago when this started i thought i had pulled a muscle, but now i know. Sometimes you forget and turned funny to reach for something and it is there, very painfull feels muscular and as though you have been working out for hours. I take paracetomol but i am getting some heat cream to try. x

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    I don't get too much pain in my shoulders, but they definitely got smaller and seem to have lost muscle tone there that I can't seem to get back. Feel much weaker in my arms now. Not sure if it's part of P.M., old age, or a combination of both things. Sucks getting old.

    Hope you get some relief soon.

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    Yes I can definitely relate. For me it's the left shoulder and it is always in the morning when I feel it. It's like I've been lying on my shoulder all night or something. I also get pain in my upper chest and back like I've pulled a muscle or something. I've been having this off and on for a few months now.
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    Thank you for your replies, thankfully the heat cream worked, plus i have an electronic massager! This really helped, i think i overdid it yesterday working. X
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      Mine feels like I've got flu aches/ pains . Im with Didi getting older Sucks ,even more that these meno symptoms just go on and on , I've gotten IBS as well another issue ,food allergies . IBS and anxiety do play out together. I've had this now for 10 straight yrs . Tinnitus also . Sugars are big problem ,notice that seems to increase aches and IBS and tinnitus , if Im not careful . Im always rubbing in heat/ cold creams these days after a warm shower . Question anyone got Vulvodynia since meno began ,due to hormone levels ? 
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      Hi Debbie ,yes I think many females get Vulvodynia through lack of hormones ,which in turn follows on these Gyne problems ,several females I talk to else where say they're told its AV ,where all the while it's been Vulvodynia ,or Vestibulitis .its a nightmare ,I trust female drs ,I've got a good female Dr . Meno age herself ,which certainly helps . No male Dr can understand where and what your describing ache/ pain / discomfort . Think Jaynee Jay had the best input on Patient .in my 2 yrs on here . In regards to meno . 
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    it could be one of two things, either oesteoarthritis due to wear and tear of joints, in the neck, or shoulder, or upper spine, if you dont feel is joints, then during menopause b ecause we become faitgued, it causes fibromyalgia, this is a form of arthritis but more in the muscles and tendons, when you push your muscles in, they will be tender and sore, so will your tendons, its temporary and will go when your meno flare dies down, because its being caused by fatigue, it wont be as bad as other forms of the condition, so you dont have to worry, just dont over exert yourself, as you will find that will make it worse along with the fatigue.  
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      Then your body pain is caused by your fatigue, it is fibromyalgia, it will settle as the days go on, but each time you over do it, it will come straight back, as soon as you get those aches, pull back and rest, easier said than done i know,  ive over done it myself, and i never stopped, pushed myself big mistake, feel awful  with the pain, but i know it will go with couple of days rest, so roll on bank hols, best wishes x

       

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    One of mine (the left) is a real pain, pardon the pun.

    So if I try resting it makes it all the more painful when I need to use it.

    I carried two bags of shopping the other day and I still know about it.

    Mine is getting where if I do manage to actually sleep it wakes me every hour or so even if I'm not laying on it. Then if I move it around a bit it feels a bit better, by then I'm usually too awake again to get back to sleep.

    Over the last week or so I've been getting the pain from it going up into my neck and I'm hoping that is what is causing an almost permanent low grade headache again.

    So sick of this. I need to get in and see my doctor to try a higher dose of estrogen, I keep procrastinating, the worry of being on an even higher dose probably has a lot to do with this

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      Its like when you have sciatica, if you rest too long on the nerve it triggers the pain off, so you need to move around then, on the otherhand, when you exert yourself because you havent got the paint, and you over do things it brings the pain on, swings and roundabouts, rest when its too painful to work with, and etiher shift your position in bed, or exercise  when its painful to rest on, which, makes it sound like an arthritic problem, my fibromaylgia pain can wake me, and if i lie in the same position for too long it triggers it, and again after a certain amount of gardening, or cleaning etc, it triggers it off, its knowing how far to push both.
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    One of mine (the left) is a real pain, pardon the pun.

    So if I try resting it makes it all the more painful when I need to use it.

    I carried two bags of shopping the other day and I still know about it.

    Mine is getting where if I do manage to actually sleep it wakes me every hour or so even if I'm not laying on it. Then if I move it around a bit it feels a bit better, by then I'm usually too awake again to get back to sleep.

    Over the last week or so I've been getting the pain from it going up into my neck and I'm hoping that is what is causing an almost permanent low grade headache again.

    So sick of this. I need to get in and see my doctor to try a higher dose of estrogen, I keep procrastinating, the worry of being on an even higher dose probably has a lot to do with this.

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