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Question for the Ladies

Ladies - do you notice an increase in your pain/soreness during various parts of your cycle?? I have been keeping an eye on my symptoms over the past three months since my surgery and have noticed that my muscles tend to get really sore at a certain point in my cycle, even though I have done nothing different or extra. Wondering if hormones are affecting either my actual muscles/nerves or if my tolerance to the pain decreases during this time?


  • HybridhattieHHybridhattie Posts: 72
    edited 08/15/2014 - 6:29 PM
    Yes indeed I do! About a week before my period,I notice everything hurts more. The last two days are the worst and I get emotional too. As soon as my period starts I'm like a new woman so I think it's definitely hormone related.
    I suppose we just have to try and take it easy and know that it soon passes.... For another few weeks anyway!
    Gotta keep smiling.
    DDD. Married,Mum of 2, Age 45: 2007 & 2008 L5/S1 Discectomy
    April 2013 L5/S1 Anterior Fusion
    & L4/L5 Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Hello,
    I agree completely with the above comment. I also get worse a week before my period and especially moody and more depression and pain two to three days before it starts. It also seems like my medication stops working during that week.

    I get huge relief after my period starts. Although I have very bad cramps for a day or two, I still get relief from the irritability,
    Mood swings and depression once it starts.

    I have been skipping a month sometimes. I still get all the symptoms and it feels like I am going to start but then it just goes away. The next month after skipping a cycle is almost unbearable. I have to get through it hour by hour. So- yes, this is also happening with me. I read that my pain medication can cause this. I take MS Contin.
    God Bless all of us who are suffering with chronic pain and chronic health conditions.
    With Love and compassion,
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    edited 08/17/2014 - 1:46 PM
    In fact you'll think I'm out of my mind, but the monthly cramping made my already present back pain worse. With that, and a family history of gyne cancers, my gyne agreed to a laproscopic hysterectomy this past March at age 47. I retained one ovary to stave off early menopause. I can honestly say my low back is much better. In fact I think the cramping was extending beyond 7 days to more like 10 days. One night in the hospital and felt better rather quickly. I sometimes forget it was only 6 mo ago!
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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