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RE: does anyone have joint and muscle pains (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: catherinet on 05.18.2006 at 07:48 pm in Menopause Forum

Right before I developed fibromyalgia, I started getting very stiff after I would work. Eventually, it got so that no matter how long or short I had sat down in a chair, I could hardly get up, without incredible amounts of pain and stiffness. It sort of comes and goes, but mostly stays around. Mine started in my late 40's. I've noticed that my stiffness is much worse when I eat sweets/carbs and alot of salt. Also, I found out my kneecaps are off center, which I guess can cause alot of problems in that entire area. But yes, stiffness seems to be part of losing our hormones......but maybe just for some of us.
I swear, I get rigor mortis when I sit down! At it's worst, I kept a cane close by, to help me up. Bummer!

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possible remedies (Follow-Up #51)

posted by: blathana (Guest) on 04.10.2010 at 09:57 pm in Menopause Forum

Hello Everyone
I loved reading your posts. Thank you for that. You all sound like a great bunch of women, despite your sufferings. I'd love it if what I take helps some of you. Macafem (4-6 pills a day) and three tablespoons full of ground flax seed (first thing in the morning with water) really seems to help my mood, libido, and pains (esp. swelling in my hands.......and maybe elsewhere too...... ) when I remember or have the motivation to take them. I try not to take the flax seed all the time because I've heard it has some estrogenic effects that have the potential to increase the growth of any cancers we might have. But it doesn't start cancer..........just speeds up its growth. Besides, probably the moods have the power to kill us more than anything. If you do decide to take the flax please buy it in seed form and freeze it. That will keep it fresher..............you definitely should not eat old seeds or nuts of any kind. I've read in several places that rancidity does make both our nus and seeds ......and oils carcinogenic.
With the Macafem I have had no side effects but I think it doesn't interact well with alchohol. So if you know you are going to drink don't take it that day. However, obviously since alcohol is a depressant if we want to help our moods we're probably doing ourselves a disservice taking it at this particular phase of our lives.
My pains are in mostly in one shoulder and the back of one of my legs. I wonder does anyone out there have such specific pains and how they have addressed them? I stretch for the leg pain and it helps sometimes as does staying active but not always. The shoulder pain is in the joint and around it and nothing seems to help.
Having come back to this site I am bolstered to start an exercise program to see if regularity will make any difference. Anyone out there want to join me? We have to report on a half hour to one hour everyday on some form of exertion that has a pattern .........besides sitting and compaining. It can be walking, biking, slow jogging, yoga stretches and abominal strengthener exercises.....whatever. We just have to promise to move and check in what we did. And after one months report our well being.....or lack thereof. C'mon someone. Lets give this a shot. I'm 53 by the way and am in menopause for the last year.
Blathana

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RE: does anyone have joint and muscle pains (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: princessgrandmommy on 06.27.2006 at 11:19 am in Menopause Forum

I thought I was losing my mind!! I stopped taking BC pill six months ago and menopause has hit me "like a ton of bricks"!! I have muscle aches and bone and joint pain. I wake up in the night with an ache in my hips so bad I can barely move. My neck is also stiff when I wake up. During the day when I sit for a period of time, getting myself moving is a task in itself. It's like I've petrified!

I have been going to a massage therapist for deep tissue massage which helps for a couple of days, but after that, it's back to the same pain. I cannot afford to do this regularly. I have been taking fibroplex, but this does not seem to help.

My elbows, knees, hip, neck and feet are always in terrible pain. My body feels like I am an old woman (only 45). It concerns me that I will be unable to get around in a few years.

I have not been to a doctor yet, thinking it has to do with menopause, but I guess it could be fibromyalgia.

If anyone knows of any help for this, I would love to hear it!! I am tired of being in constant pain.

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RE: does anyone have joint and muscle pains (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: cheerful1 on 05.18.2006 at 01:06 pm in Menopause Forum

My problem has been with my back and legs. I can't sit for too long without having to get up and walk around to loosen everything up. Don't know if it's menopause-related, or arthritis, or age (I'm only 51).

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does anyone have joint and muscle pains

posted by: antiquer on 05.18.2006 at 11:17 am in Menopause Forum

After sitting for a while I can hardly get up and walk. I am so stiff but gets better after I am walking for awhile. When I wake up in the morning my hands are all stiff and achey. Now my elbows are starting to bother me too. Wondering if anyone else is experiencing this kind of problem.

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Yes yes yes this post is over 5 yrs old but this is happening to me NOW. Anyone else out there going thru this too???
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