Menopause arthritis! Has anyone experienced this after menopause?

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hi ladies, I recently have had full on menopause symptoms for a year now.flushes to the stage hat it's really affecting my life.the new thing that's happening for a couple of months now is my joints are getting arthritis in them.my hands especially.i had cancer in my womb so it was all taken away so this means I can't take anything with oestrogen in it as the cancer may come back as there was a small piece left inside.im wondering if anyone is experiencing the arthritis part of menopause as its getting really bad.im 48 and my joints feel 20 years older? 

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    Yes, pain and stiffness in joints. I am 47 and I think I have bee in peri for at least 6 years. I never expected to feel this old at this age.
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    My index fingers on either hand have arthritic knobs.  But I am very active and use my hands a lot.  However hormones affect how your muscles and joints feel. Its not arthritis.  Its sore muscles, sore joints.  Stiffness.  Go and go and then once I sit down everything becomes stiff. Its hormonal not arthritis.  But I am 59.  Never had a hot flash until a month ago.  
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      thats good to know Beth as I have chrones disease which comes with arthritis and I was very worried that it was increasing into my hands.that has made me feel a lot better ,thank you😄

      I hope your hot flashes don't last as they are crippling as I have about 50 a day!!

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    Hi lainey yes i have sore shoulders and fingers in my joints and alot of muscle aches to xx
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    Hi lainey.. Yes i get it in my toes and its sore....but i have noticed it calns down....i take tumeric as its an anti inflamitory and can help with joints ...this is all part of the course with the change and sorry you are feeling this way....also get a good level of calcium as most women are deficient especially after the change or during it....maybe see a dietician as you cant take hrt to ensure your bone mass it kept in check...just a thought...hang tight girl....you are not alone. CK
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    Hi lainey.. Yes i get it in my toes and its sore....but i have noticed it calns down....i take tumeric as its an anti inflamitory and can help with joints ...this is all part of the course with the change and sorry you are feeling this way....also get a good level of calcium as most women are deficient especially after the change or during it....maybe see a dietician as you cant take hrt to ensure your bone mass it kept in check...just a thought...hang tight girl....you are not alone. CK
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    Hi Lainey,  Yes I have arthritis in my neck.  Degenerative discs in back and neck.  Joint pain in fingers and crackley knees.  Only 41...more pain since perimenopause.  I take fish oul, etc, but,  I have a small frame and feel like I’m falling apart.  
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      oh no Lou ,that's awful your only 41 as well.i think we women need to try anything to get the most from our lives and try not let this grip us.i know it's very hard as it does get me down as I'm exhausted with it but it only makes us stronger ....we hope lol,xx

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    Hi, I have had mild joint swellings ever since my first pregnancy at 30. Strangely it disappeared after menopause! Crazy how hormones affect different people differently. But what I used to have for my joint pains was magnesium supplements. Used to really help. And yes, as someone else has suggested turmeric helps too.
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