Okay, this is a question for the women- does your arthritis pain get worse before or duing your period? My arthritis pain is mainly in my finger joints, and for the past 2 months, I have had an increase in pain for about a week before my period, and then during my period as well. So not only do I have to deal with moodiness, chocolate cravings, cramps in my abdomen & back, I have to deal with pain in my fingers! It is a major bummer!!
I went through this several months ago- I had a cycle for a couple months in a row where I had more pain before & during my period, and then it stopped happening. The only thing I can think is that somehow it is related to the hormones.
Does anyone else have this? Has anyone heard if there are any studies on this type of thisg/ (Hormones causing an increase in pain) Thanks!
Diagnoses: Depression/Anxiety, PTSD, Hypothyroidsim, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, Raynaud's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Sjogren's
Meds: Celexa (once a day), Buspar (2x a day), Levoxyl (once a day), Metoprolol (once a day), Lyrica (3x a day), Plaquenil (2 times day), Clonazepam to help me sleep for the moment until I find something else.
Allergic to: Sulfa, Ceftin, Augmentin, and Synthroid (probably the filler).