Menopause

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Hi all,

I’ve been going through menopause for 8 yrs now😢but lately my ankles,knees an hips are so painful,some mornings can hardly walk! Now my wrists n fingers kill..Has anyone else having this? Can’t go docs again be sick seeing me🙈 Thanks x

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    Oh I hear yanks I'm 53, menopausal & have fibromyalgia. I was to the point of not being to walk most days by the knee & hip pain. Finally convinced my Dr. I was not looking for opiates, & she prescribed Sulindac. It is an NSAID, like Motrin or naprosyn, but stronger. Mostly prescribed for arthritis. It Rocked my World. I can walk! She also had me go to physical therapy & strengthen the butt & hips, my legs are strong. What a difference! I'm actually wanting to go back to work part-time, after 5 years of slowly painfully fading away. There is hope!

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    How do you know it’s been 8 years ? I’m trying to figure out the timeline ? 
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    Hi Catherine, I have been having the samething.. especially my hips are so sore in the morning takes a couple hours to feel better and some days it last all day!!! It’s horrible and causing me anxiety.  I don’t know if it’s related to peri! I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and helping a little bit!! X
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    I have had so many symptoms with meno that it is ridiculous! I do not take any kind of hormone therapy though, as I am trying to go through this as natural as possible. I have had hot flashes, nausea, itching, spells where I lose my appetite, fatigue and so on, but my worst symptom has been muscle/joint aches and pains. I wake up some days feeling as if I have been hit by a truck! Even my hands and fingers ache! Just starts up out of no where, lasts a few hours to a couple of days, then wham!, it’s gone!
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    Yep...I wake up achy in the hips, my ankles hurt too but as I move around it goes away. For the last two weeks my wrist has been hurting and causing my thumb to tingle off n on. I've also had to get a shot of cortisone into my heel for plantar fasciitis. I am sitting with a heating pad on my shoulder as we speak!! I pray that this symptom goes away soon...

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    Hi Catherine, I'm sorry that you are going through this. I also went through it for years. I had to support my right arm with my left because I couldn't bear the pain that the weight of my arm caused my shoulder. I convinced myself that I had bone cancer. I had to shop for my daughters wedding from a wheelchair because I couldn't walk due to my severe back and hip pain.  I also had a terrible burning pain on my skin (different places) I never knew your skin alone could hurt so badly! My wrists, fingers and elbows ached so badly I thought I had arthritis. I guess all this misery was caused by estrogen deficiency.  

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