Perimenopause and tendon issues???

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This year I turned 45 and Peri went full blast hard and is destroying me!!!

I developed tendonitis in my elbow and now have tendonitis in my ankle. I always worked out hard, so I was assuming my ligaments tendons were strong! 

My muscle and bones are great they say and I only have some minor arthritis in my big toe and ac joint.

Sometimes I’m sitting around and feel a pinched nerve feeling, my neck goes stiff, also maybe some joint pain . I have reduced my exercise down 50% and feel really paranoid Im gonna keep hurting myself. 

Does anyone have this!

Do you think lack estrogen is causing my symptoms????

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    Hi

    I have tendonitis in my wrist and possibly in my thumb on the same hand which is preventing me from doing certain Pilates moves. It’s really annoying I just hope it passes when we come out the other side of the menopause. I can’t offer any advice sorry 

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    I wanted to mention that one of my biggest symptoms when I hit menopause was severe and chronic muscle and ligament pain.  It was constant and debilitating.  

    Finally, vaginal atrophy/dryness/painful sex set in, and I was given vagina Estrace for that problem.  One unexpected outcome was that all my muscle and ligament pain went away.  I couldn't believe it!  I had seen 12 doctors looking for help.  But for me this was an estrogen reaction.  (Note: estrogen is an anti-inflammatory) 

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    Yep I know what you're talking about.  But your physician should be able to write the order, and when your period comes, go in on day three for the blood draw.  At the very least, I'm glad your physician knows to do it at that time.  Lab draws are expensive and won't tell you much if you go in at the wrong time.  But a reading in the early part of your cycle can show how bad the decline really is.  So hang in there girl, this information might be really helpful.  

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    hi there, wondered if you got any better with your condition?

    I’ve been searching on dr google as you are my twin! Was fit, strong, now terrible shoulder pain, tendonitis both arms and aching limbs...only been on hrt patches 2 months but may need to change as was not this bad before, I feel 70.

    Im hoping you got some help!

     

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    The tendinitis started just befor I turned 45 in a toe lol. I’m now nearly 46 and have developed golfers elbow and bicep tendonitis all in 1 arm. Anxiety through the roof. Periods are sometimes twice a month and then in Feb/March had a 43 day gap and now 21days. Hormone levels where normal but I’m not convinced. 
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    Definitely yes! The lack of estrogen cause a loss of collegen and that’s because many menopausal women are diagnosed with arthritis and osteoporosis.
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    Hello ladies!

    Hope your all well.

    My belief about my tendon issues has become somewhat multifaceted.

    I believe that aging sad, overuse, and a lack of estrogen all played a role in my tendon disorders.

    What this means is....

    Workout like your 40 and not 20! But stay active!

    Keep a diet high in veggies, keep your gluten low, add turmeric and pineapple with anti inflammatory properties in your diet.

    Replenish your estrogen. I can’t take hormones sadly bc I am allergic to both the cream and pill additives. I substitute using soy.

    Lastly, alwaysssssssss hydrate!!! As much as I despise water. Drink 25% of your body weight. At 106 lbs I’m going to drink 25-30 oz a day. Don’t overdo it tho bc toxicity can happen.

    Good luck ladies!!

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    Evening Ladies muscle tension is doing my head in really think I’m losing the plot. Has anyone any ideas? The only thing is I now realise I’m doing it but having to stop whatever I’m doing and massage the muscle isn’t great when your in work or sitting in a waiting room full off people. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated x
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    Of course yes! It is due to the lack of estrogen and collegen during peri. That’s why many post menopausal women are diagnosedwith athritis and osteoporosis. I had severe pains at my tendons, muscles and bones. Everything ok when I started hrt, almost immediately I felt relief. I was 42.
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      Hi Vicky 

      Unfortunately my hormone levels are still within normal range. My physio thinks a lot is coming from my pelvic prolapse which I didn’t realise until it had really dropped my posture had started to change and therefore affecting the tendons and the muscle tension. Physio does seem to be helping slowly lol but I just want the tendonitis fixed now I’m not very patient 

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