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As well as struggling with T.M.J. I now seem to have sciatica as well! I don't think I can take anymore on top of my peri problems. I wonder if there is a link. Any suggestions for relief greatly appreciated. 

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    Same as me ! Shooting pains up my left leg from buttock down to ankle even shoots up in my head and pattern seems to be every 3 weeks...gp has given me ibuprofen and painkillers but they don't touch it 😢
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    Ruth..................Sciatica isnt a condition in itself, but its caused by a disc problem somewhere in our spine, or, a worn pelvic joint, either of which, can then press on, or, trap the sciatic nerve, the pain starts in the back, or, pelvic area on one side or the other, then the pain travels down into the bum area, and then down the leg.   When the sciatic nerve is affecting you when you come to sit or, lie where the painful spot is, you need to get up and go for a walk as  lying and sitting for too long will trigger the pain off, on the otherhand, if you over exert yourself, that will also trigger the pain,  so, then you will have to sit and rest until it goes, take ibuprofen to ease the inflammation, and paracetomol in between to help with the pain, whilst menopause will trigger it off due to low oestrogen causing low vit d which keeps joints supple, plus when we get stressed we lose cortisol, which, also keeps joints supple, fatigue makes the joints ache as well, but menopause  doesnt actually cause it, its caused by worn or, bulging discs, and joints, hope this helps.
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    My back (lumbar area) has been agony for 3 weeks, since the end of my last period, at first I thought I'd ovulated early but it's still hurting now, although not as bad. My mum started with sciatica during peri and my nana (mum's mum) so yes I think it is linked, probably due to something in the womb pressing on a disc in my case as the pain is in my womb area too. Sick to death of it all now. Hope you're feeling better soon x
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