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Offline Linds

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A question for the ladies
« on: April 14, 2005, 01:20:58 PM »
Sorry guys but I don't think you'll be able to weigh in on this question... :D
I have to ask if you find that your knee pain get's worse during menstruation (your period) and just before.. or you don't notice a difference. My knees are horrid during menstruation, they puff up and are hot and really painful... my kneecaps feel like they are being eaten alive. I'm sure it's something to do with the hormones affect on your cartilage or something, but I just wondered how common this was?  And... while i'm at it, anyone know why this happens?????

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2004 LR LK
May 06 Fall from Horse, partial ACL tear and meniscus injury, Tibial plateau injury
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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005, 02:13:48 PM »
haven't been injured long enough to notice.
It's commonly known, however, that pain is felt more during your period. eg never have your legs waxed at that time or your eyebrows plucked. Not sure how it applies to other types of pain.
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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005, 02:17:26 PM »
Thanks for that Sparkle, I had never heard that.. ::) What kind of woman am I....lol.. thanks for that tip though.

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005, 02:22:08 PM »
Linds,

Yes, I have read that also about hormones and menstruation.  Guess that it would be a natural thing that your knee damage would suffer more during this time - but certainly not pleasant.

Good question.

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005, 03:18:42 PM »
I have that too, but for me I suppose the swelling makes my RSD and nervedamage worse. But agree though it is a very interesting thought. :-\
Maybe anyone of the docs can answer this.

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005, 03:21:55 PM »
I have noticed that during that time of the month, mine seems to be worse too. I have had a hyst but still have my ovaries so I still get the hormonal changes just no menstruation. I can still tell when it should be that time of the month.

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2005, 04:24:39 PM »
Same for me, I have also had Hysto but have the ovaries.  So at that time of the month makes my knee swell and my RSD worse if that is possible.  It's too bad men don't have to go thru this with us.   Hugs Vikki  :o

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2005, 05:15:23 PM »
Thanks Ladies for your responses to this topic. ;D  I was wondering if I was the only one..but now I know i'm not. ::)

It is kind of a shame that the guys can't join us in this isn't it??? Maybe we could give them some hormone supplements or something... lol ;D

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2005, 05:49:03 PM »
I just recently finished reading a book written by a dcotor on how women can prevent and treat knee injuries. Unfortunately, I can't remember the title.  In it, he discusses the role that hormones play, which he argues is often overlooked by most doctors. I experience the exact same thing as you do and after reading the book, I had a better understanding of why.

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2005, 06:23:35 PM »
Hi Ladies

Thought I'd chime in :)

I found this on a migraine webpage, however it relates:-

"Falling estrogen levels are associated with a greater sensitivity to pain and increased activity in body systems that cause inflammation. These changes can make women more susceptible to experiencing several different types of pain, such as headache, cramps, and muscle or joint aches, just before or during their menstrual period"

Oh great, aching tummy, aching boobies, sore back, and to top it off... sore joints!!!

Sucks to be a girl I suppose!

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Found out that nerve damage was causing the pain, acupuncture worked - all ok :)

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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2005, 07:34:00 PM »
Thanks Ladies, Curious I think the book you are talking about might be the Knee crisis handbook...

Sometimes this part of being a girl does suck.
Thanks Ladies
Linds
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Re: A question for the ladies
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2005, 09:39:11 PM »
Linds- I know excatly what you are talking about. Actually the weird thing is that when I got my period  in the past i would have some cramps, but ever since I hurt my knee...0 cramps...but instead all the cramps are in the knee! lol
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