Is anyone else suffering joint pain in menopause

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This menopause is killing me. With constant bleeding, insomnia severe mood swings and horrendous joint pains. I have visited my GP on numerous occasions only to be told it will pass & sent off with a laugh,.. Been to a physio who was as much use as a chocolate fire guard and told me if it were the menopause there were nothing he could do.. If this were a men's problem then some research would have been done to ensure there were no suffering at all. I'm sitting here crying as I write this due to the awful pain I am experiencing in my arms, hands, neck & back. It makes me wonder how much longer I can take this. I would just love for someone to take me seriously.

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    Hi Christine,

    Im going through it too but dont really have joint pains. Have you tried hrt? I saw a menopause specialist at a london hospital, nhs, perhaps you could look into this. There are many many symptoms of menopause as i have found out and people seem to experience it differently. Im sure you dont need to bleed constantly or be in that much pain.Change your gp, maybe a female one, dont be fobbed off.

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    Yep I'm going through it all have been for 2 years but have only just started feeling all of these horrendous nasty side affects to menopause and my anxiety level have gone through the roof so I'll sore throat bad neck sore arms so my doctors have said basically get on with it I'm trying a natural remedy before I try hrt but I'm with heather on this change doctors you shouldn't be going through this alone getting older sucks.

    Scruffy

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    I have had all the awful symptoms but seem to have levelled off now, although if I stop my supplements the panic attacks are back after couple of weeks. I have the joint pain but mainly in right hand/fingers, I use glucosamine and works a treat. Try looking at the simply supplements website, i get the menopol tabs from them, each product has reviews, worth a look? Bigs hugs to you , you are def not alone.
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    My mum is going through the change too! Her symptoms are very much like how you have described Christine. She is a strong woman but going through the menopause has really shaken her. I am trying to be as supportive and understanding as I can. My mum is stubborn though, and rarely asks for help. So, any advice on how i could help her would be appreciated!

    My mum has had a few Ayurvedic massage treatments which seem to help. She also has changed how she eats and drinks. No more alcohol, tea and salt. She drinks more warm water now and believes this has helped.

    Hugs and kisses to you all ....

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    hi Ladies new to this form glad I found it must say had lot of symptoms 2 years ago never thougt just geting older . but had nearly symptoms of 34 what a bumber eh . last November had what they call melt down with heavy preoids for 6-8 months was lacking in all vitamins b12 the lot . had ocular migraines the lot got tests down every was clear optican was great said its in the blood that s the problem had blood tests liver kidneys etc all fine but statrted to get joint pain days couldnt lift shopping bag and cried over the lest wee thing. neck pain inging in fingers every thing . when one thing stop another satarted.

    I am so lucky have lovey hubby wouldnt do enough aslthough times i really bugged him with mood swings and that made me worse cause i felt so gulity. I am really out goign but couldnt be bothered at times hes really encouragin me to get out and about. thanks for listening I have my friends annoyed lol

    but nust try and get out think its good for you to try any way

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    Welcome to the club. It's just so reassuring to know that I'm not the only one going through this.
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    I 55 nearly and started going through the menopause with hot flushes 4 years ago. I still get them, especailly at night, and have to throw off covers and can't even take my husband cuddling me sometimes, too much heat and I just start flushing.

    I feel miserable, not like I used to be up beat and bubbly, my body feels heavy, I ache, get headaches, feel depressed about silly things, get angry for no real reason (luckily I can hold back most of the time) but worst of all I just don't feel sexy or get turned on anymore,I have lost my sex drive, it is so depressing.

    I tried hrt but didn't feel much different and still didn't get turned on. I hate this as I just want to enjoy sex like I used to

    When I first started to go through the menopause I felt great and so was the sex, then it just wore off. I feel it is unfair men don't feel what we are going through so can't understand how miserable it can make us. A lot of my friends say oh I just stopped my periods one day and life went on as normal, it makes me so sad that there are lots of us out there that are not like that and those women can't begin to understand how we all feel. I just want my life back and much more my sex drive back.

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      I hear you girl- the same here.. It makes me so sad , I'm 51 coming up on a first year reunion June 8th . I feel so sorry for my husband., I have know desire to have sex. It's so unfair to him.sad
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    I know exactly what you mean, I'm extra quiet at home at work because I'm in pain everyday , my back ,feet arms , hands , hips, ..and forget about any relations with my new husband, so sad and alone sad
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    I believe this started back in 2011. And I have been suffering since then.

    I got married 2013 and it's been a nightmare especially how my husband mentions

    that I am so different from when we were dating and planning to marry. I wish he understood, He is understanding a little more now but I can tell it's bothering him still.

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    Hi Christine

    I haven't been through the menopause yet myself but I would encourage you to consider acupuncture.  I know several women who have benefitted from it, including my mother.  Chinese Medicine views the menopause as a natural change with symptoms that stem from our own individual histories.  Rather than HRT which attempts to 'fix' you, a good acupuncturist will help bring you into balance.  This then should address the symptoms that you are experiencing, rather than assuming everyone experiences menopause in the same way.  Look for an acupuncturist who has been through a full 3-year training as a minimum.

    Good luck x

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    Hello there,  I can relate to everything. I am at a loss I feel the doctors have no clue what we are really going through. There needs to be more research done because it is life changing mentally and physically.  I don't even recognise myself anymore I feel so low and no one understands !!!

     !!! Just typing this is causing stiffness and pain in my hands. I went to the doctors yesterday and he is at a loss so where do I go for help. 

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