Tendonitis

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Does anyone else have tendonitis?  I had a flare up of tendonitis back in January and now it's back.  It is in my right leg only and seems to start when I get hot all over.  Does anyone else suffer like this, very painful for 10 minutes and then goes.  never had this before but doctor say its tendonitis that sometimes comes with menopause.  Anyone else?

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    Hi yes, it's very common.  I would get in my hamstrings, or near my ankles, it would be extremely sore for a day or 2 when I hadn't done any exercise. Taking glucosamine & chondritin were my life savers to relieve the pain. Are you taking anything for it?

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      no not taking anything, just ibuprofen.  It just flares up maybe once or twice a day.  Mostly in calf, inside back knee.  Do you still have it?  It's been six months since they told me it was tendonitis, then it disappeared but now 2 weeks after the period from hell, it's back.  only one leg, quite bad today, just been trying to keep moving.  

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      Don't try to move it too much. I get it once in a while last time was about  3 months ago when I was having PMS symptoms and spotting. If it's in the calf area, calcium seems to help. I would also do the Epsom salt thing either rubbing it on the calf or take a bath. I put some in a bowl with hot water soak a small towel and put it where it hurts. It will help I do this as well and it helps everytime.

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      i will try the epsom salts. Thinking that hormones must have taken another tumble to bring this back!  Was it just the one leg you had it in? Bit worried but then again, every symptom I've had through this has been worrying.

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      My hamstring pain was only on my left leg. Don't worry it's really nothing but your hormones. It will all go away with time. I never worried, I just took what I felt would help, like glucosamine & Chondritin, did epsom salt baths took calcium pills and vitamin D, sometimes CQ10. However, I suspected that when I had pain I was low in magnesium so epsom salts really helped. 

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      I would only worry if a pain would last more than a month. Anything less than that I don't think about it much. Like my doctor would say if the pain lasts more than a month then come see me. Give it a week or so, it should go away.

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      thanks for advice.  went and had a bath with epsom salts, yes, it has eased, still there, but better.  hopefully will be gone soon.  one thing after another, endless this whole business!
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    Ugh! Something else to watch for? Oh the many symptoms of perimenopause! Hope you get some relief soon
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    Oooh YES! It's flippin' awful! What started out as a supposed 'frozen' shoulder has spread to the other shoulder, across my neck, down both arms and is now affecting my knees and right foot. The tendons are so tight they twang like guitar strings.

    Been to see doc last week and got a blood test for various autoimmune diseases - what good will come of it I don't know.

    Mine is worse in the morning and after I have been gardening (not gardening would be like not breathing to me)

    I can't take glucosamine/chondroitin, it doesn't agree with me. Don't take ibuprofen for the same reason. Epsom salt baths are good as is a magnesium supplement. If you are taking calcium you need magnesium too. Calcium on it's own is not good for anything.

    As for pain relief, I swear by Paracetamol/codine - works for me!biggrin

    While I am sorry for your pain, it is good to know I'm not the only one. Frankly, at the moment, it is ruining my life.

     

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      i have done the epson salt bath and it does relieve it, still aches to walk though.  Hope it goes soon.  the whole business is a nightmare.  what next.  don't want to be left like this. hoping its temporary and will end when this is over.  thnks for advice, this forum is great for reassurance. 

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    I get it n my elbow and hurts for a while. Ill try the Epsom salts.
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    Mornin' ladies.

    Following on from our 'conversation' yesterday regarding Ibuprofen. It would seem I am right to avoid it. My OH was reading a report today that says an increasing amount of doctors are telling people over 40 to stop taking it, as there are fears it can affect the heart - it just wrecks my stomach!

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      hi.  I am reluctant  to take ibuprofen or any other meds, as I have never been one to take anything before all this struck me.  But the pain of this latest symptom, tendonitis was bad and stopping me from getting around.  I don't like taking them and I took ladies advice here and tried epsom salt bath.  But this thing is related to hormones, it comes and goes in waves, like other symptoms, and this one has stopped me in my tracks, because it makes me immobile.  

      But having said that, I wanted to share with others that I dabbed a small amount of progesterone cream (had bought it but not used it as I was trying to find what my levels were before using anything) and I put in on my arm, not my leg, and the pain went.  I would say I am approaching another period, and because low in progesterone, the aches are happening.  I wonder if anyone else has had this same experience with progesterone.  I have not taken any painkillers this morning. thanks for your post, I think you can get away with taking stuff whilst you are younger but at this time we become really delicate and have to be really careful as to what we take regularly.  I have no idea really how to go about this. The advice out there is lacking.

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      Hi metamorphed, it's good to hear you finally found something that gave you some relief. It's a matter of trial & error so you need to keep trying different things until something works. xx

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