Hypermobility Problems with Period.

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I have recently been diagnosed with Hypermobility, only after going to the doctors with pain several times with no explanation until my knee dislocated while I was walking to school. The doctor was useless and knew no answers to my questions, and hasn't bothered to do research and my physiotherapist isn't much better. I am on my period now, and like usual on the first day I couldn't walk because of stomach cramps and all of my body seemed to be in pain. Does anybody else suffer from the same problems and if so how do you deal with it?

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    Hi, I have problems with my periods, but pain is in my back as pelvis is tilted. When a woman is on her period or pregnant, hormones make ligaments stretchier. A hypermobile person already has stretchier ligaments anyway so I find it makes pain worse all over my body. I'm on a lot of medication any way so when having period pains I tend to have a lot of hot baths and use a microwave heat pillow. And I eat a lot of chocolate 😉xx
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    Hi! I totally understand how you feel! When I started my period I had the worst stomach cramps and severe pain in my back and legs due to my hypermobility. I was on the strongest medication but once it got to the point where I had to call the ambulance because the pain was so severe. My doctor was equally as clueless about hypermobility but when I told him about the intense period pain he advised me to go on the contraceptive pill. Since being on the pill my pain has decreased dramatically I only now take the occasional paracetamol to deal with usual pain that comes with my period. I know it may sound daunting but I would strongly recommend going on the pill to help with your pain. 
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      Hey, thank you for this! Since I posted this everything got a lot worse so when I went to doctors I was put on the mini pill (I have migraines so the others aren't an option) I am on my second month now, and I have had a light period with mild but manageable cramps and then this month I had no period at all which has been amazing (although my neck did spasm and my knee nearly dislocated)!
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      So happy this worked out for you! Bit worrying that you had no period at all this month though (maybe you should check with your doctor about that) but I guess not going through any pain can seem like a blessing!
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    hi molly

    i am a mom of a daughter with jhms she is 14 and suffers with periods her mood changes rapidly feeling very emotional and low ,she is very heavy but only suffers a day or so .the pill sounds like a good idea.oyu said your knee discolates a lot .my daughters left knee kept giving away and subluxing she is a competetive dancer but gave up about a year ago because of this pysio didnt seem to help she underwent  a  arthroscopy on the 18/6/2014 she had a bucket handle meniscus tear that she had to have partially shaved away and a hoffas fat pad removed from the knee .we are not sure this is from her hypermobility through dance,but i recommend that you should go back to your gp as your dislocations could be a result with something wrong in side your knee,hope all goes well 

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    Hi Molly rose, i too suffer with supposed Hypermobilty Syndrome and for years my periods made everything more painful,i had scans and tests and was told the two were not connected, but i didn't have a period from June 2016 and my pain decreased immensely,but the periods returned in march 2017, and shocker,the pain has started again and it's wiped me out. I even had my coil removed because the doctor said it was that,nope,it's the periods making the HMS worse for upto 10 days a month.

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