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I am a 51 year old menopausal woman, in a lot of pain, I started off with a terrible backache 4 years ago, had MRI showed slight l5 s1 ostio, since then it's been ok the odd ache twinge etc, now my joints are very sore hands hips knees elbows neck sounds like crisp packets when I move it, the only way I can describe it is fizzy tingly and it hurts really bad makes my fingers swell and lock, I know I have arthritis because I had X-ray on my hands and I have nodules, my ears /head have buzzing 24/7 wakes me up sometimes, I can hardly hear but hearing test said everything ok, had a balance test in hospital said I have crystals and they call it BPPV but when I saw consultant he said nothing to worry about, when I swallow now that seems to be crunching as well , and the sweating with the pain then cold, my GP keeps saying menopause, I am sick of hearing that word, I also have hypothyroidisum and after being treated for four years with no resolve, I have a last convinced my GP for referral to endocrinologist, I hope they find something other than meno.
my main concern at the moment is the buzzing in my head and the pains in my joints, any advice would be appreciated, getting very depressed about it all, sorry to moan, once I have a diagnosis and proper treatment I should be ok. Thanks
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