Having a crap time

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Life stinks at the moment, I have jaw aches, and achy muscles in both legs down my thighs and just above my knees and my legs seem weak. Also have tested positive for an anti immune test on bloods so now gotta see a rheumatologist, don't know what to think and am all over the place. Are these all perimenopause or something else. meveryone says don't worry but easier said than  done, oh and a bereavement in the family just to add to it all! Stop this ride I wanna get off!!!😔

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    Amongst the miriad of peri symptoms I'm experiencing, I too have jaw ache. I thought it was where a wisdom tooth was removed, but my dentist says no. My doc also says there's no infection. I'm waiting for a hospital referral to have some sort of scan. I didn't realise that this could also be due to crappy menopause!!! I'm with you Ruth. Wish I'd never got on the ride smile
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    I have the jaw pain occasionally, but I have been having the aching, sore thighs and arms for a few weeks now. Have no idea what it is coming from. 
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    It is easier said than done but try not to worry as worry and stress hit your immune system hard. You need to build up your immune system and then your body can heal itself.

    My downfall is anger (at just about everything, state of the world, politicians, breaking a plate, you name it) That effects my immune system.

    By all means listen to what the Rheumatologist tells you but think twice about overloading your system with pharma. It doesn't help in the long run.

    I do feel for you, all my aches and pains are in my neck and shoulders and I can't remember the last time I had a decent night's sleep. I have improved my diet, cutting out processed foods and sugar and am eating more veg and seeds. I take Vit D and magnesium (both of which are missing from the modern diet and are extremely important to our health) and I am feeling a little 'brighter'.

    By kind to yourself and bxxxer what other people say.biggrin

     

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      Hi bobbysgirl

      ​Yes i get 'The Anger' horrible, horrible.  I was told i was peri last April and been on a bit of a rollercoaster as we all are.  My symptoms, vary each month they can be bloating, constipation, insomnia, massive mood swings, different each day.  I have tried to improve diet too, read about the phytoestrogen diet, and am trying to incorporate that, ie pulses, soya milk, there is a list of it on the web.

      ​I also try to excercise, but it does make be despair that this is going to last forever, i am 51 still get regular periods and cannot wait for them to stop as every 2 to 3 weeks at the mo.  I also take vit D, as aware that you can only get 10% of this from diet and the rest sunlight. I take magneisium (vit B version) and try my best to be positive and calm.

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      I'd steer clear of the soya milk unless you know for sure it is GM free. A majority of the soya in the world today is GM. Which means it has been bred to be resistant to weedkillers and pesticides - unfortunately we are not! The weedkiller/pesticide is systemic which means it is IN the plant you are consuming. I am convinced these toxins are building up in our bodies and causing a lot of our troubles.
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      OMG yes - the anger. Its awful. I have really lashed out at my poor husband a few times recently, and always felt really sorry about it afterwards. I tell him how lucky he is not to be a woman - I suspect alot of poor husbands have to cope with all this.

      I find that not letting my blood sugar get too low helps with this one - so dont leave really long intervals between eating. I've been so desperate not to put on weight that I have been getting very hungry lately, and its not good for me, or the rest of my family!

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    Wait to see what specialist says. Peri menopause can cause many symptoms . I have had them all plus a couple more.... hang in there. Not all autoimmune conditions are bad or unmanagable.. even if there is something else besides menopause...i have tested positive too but just at a very low level.......and i get the "dont worry " u get that from everyone......easier said than done. I worry all the time over health. Got to try not to but its v hard when u r symptomatc.... thinking of u.. let me know how u go at specialist if u want......
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    Hi Ruth, I had bad aches and pains last year, just as I was going into menopause. I went to a physiotherapist several times, which did help, and then did exercises for stiff muscles that he taught me to do at home.  I also had jaw ache and it clicked alot on one side when I ate - it was really quite horrible.  Its called 'temporamandibular joint dysfunction', and is quite common.  All signs of general wear and tear on the body.  I saw a specialist about the jaw thing - which I did privately, and he recommended I get someultrasound treatment sessions for it. I had these with the same guy who was my physiotherapist - they often do multiple types of treatments, and after a few sessions I felt alot better.

    It is possible to get over these things - I was really scared that my body was going into some sort of irreversible deterioration, but honestly - there are answers - as well as the old boring healthy diet, vitamins and exercise of course!

    Hope you manage to feel better soon.

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