Periods were all irregular for months after shot

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http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/2d20a.htm [Broken]

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Theories abound over why women suffer more knee injuries, but there has been little objective proof. The U-M research team, led by orthopaedic surgeon Edward M. Wojtys, M.D., evaluated 40 young females with acute ACL injuries and discovered a disproportionately high number of the injuries occurred during the ovulatory phase of the athlete’s menstrual cycle. The ovulatory phase typically occurs during days 10-14 of the cycle and is marked by a significant rise in estrogen levels as well as high levels of a hormone called relaxin.
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Moonbear said:
Hmm...you didn't mention that it hurt further down your legs too before. Perhaps something related to the sciatic nerve? The nerve runs from your back all the way down your legs, and can be associated with both back and leg problems. Though that doesn't quite explain why it would be worse during your period.

Now, when do we suppose DaveC is going to convince his wife to join PF too? She seems to be contributing fairly regularly, but he has to do all the typing for her. :biggrin: :tongue2:
I think she should... having couples on pf is soo cute!

Anyway, i think it may go down the rest of my legs, but its definetly concentrated around my knees. honestly, the only times i think the rest of my legs get sore... and really thats what it is, it feel very very sore, like how cramps feel sore instead of say, burning pain, or like knife being stabbed into me pain... actually sometimes there are sharp pains, but generally its sore feelings...

And ya, pap smears, thats what they're called... never had one, but my doc hasn't recomended one, and i was sexual active and she knew that... sooo...? i had some test thing done when i had loads of UTI's, she said it was similar to a pap, but not quite... so aside from going to my college clinic, how else would i go about getting a gyno? actually, i'm not sure how to really go about it even through my school...
oh, and are pap smears only given by gynos? cause i know my mum gets those at the family doc... hmm... actually if paps are given by my family doc... what do i see a gyno for exactly?
 
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Danger said:
Could water-retention in a specific tissue mass be exerting pressure on the nerve?
oh ya, i wanted to ask what you thought of brewndogs water retention thing. that seemed pretty simple and reasonable...
 

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Gale17 said:
oh ya, i wanted to ask what you thought of brewndogs water retention thing. that seemed pretty simple and reasonable...
I'd actually forgotten all about that post. :redface: I was just skimming because I had no intention of getting involved in this thread. To me, and I'm sure as hell no authority on the subject, the specific tissue thing would fit the symptoms of specific pain locations. If it were body-wide nerve-ending stimulation, it should hurt everywhere.
Oh yeah... the other thing that crossed my mind briefly also dealt with water retention, but in a different way. I was wondering if your uric acid levels might be elevated and causing a mild form of gout.
 
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Danger said:
I'd actually forgotten all about that post. :redface: I was just skimming because I no intention of getting involved in this thread. To me, and I'm sure as hell no authority on the subject, the specific tissue thing would fit the symptoms of specific pain locations. If it were body-wide nerve-ending stimulation, it should hurt everywhere.
Oh yeah... the other thing that crossed my mind briefly also dealt with water retention, but in a different way. I was wondering if you uric acid levels might be elevated and causing a mild form of gout.
what... Danger's not an expert on menstruation! :surprised actually... somehow i'm not exactly surprised heh...
what's gout?
 

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Gale17 said:
so aside from going to my college clinic, how else would i go about getting a gyno? actually, i'm not sure how to really go about it even through my school...
oh, and are pap smears only given by gynos? cause i know my mum gets those at the family doc... hmm... actually if paps are given by my family doc... what do i see a gyno for exactly?
If your family doctor does the pelvic exams and you're comfortable with that doctor, then you don't really specifically need a gynecologist unless you have something abnormal the family doc can't handle. Not all family doctors will do pelvic exams, they sometimes just refer their patients to a gynecologist. If you ever have anything show up as abnormal though, then I'd suggest getting a gynecologist rather than just the family doc for a second opinion/consulation. Physicians in each specialty tend to be much more up-to-date on their own specialty than all the others, so a gynecologist will know more about the latest options in birth control than your family physician might. Considering your family physician didn't think about warning you that your cycles might be irregular after going off the pill, it might suggest you'd be better off locating someone who is more of a specialist. You can certainly ask your family doctor for a referral, or if you have friends you know have begun to see gynecologists, ask them if they like theirs. You have to find someone you are comfortable talking with.

I don't know how your university's health system works specifically. The universities I've been at all have had on-campus health centers and all I had to do was call and ask for a gynecology appointment. I found they were much easier to talk to (most of them were women and on the younger side) than say the old male gynecologist my mom used.
 

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Gale17 said:
what... Danger's not an expert on menstruation!
Yeah, well... we all have our limitations.:tongue:
(I'd expect you to know by now that I'm not an expert on anything.)

Gale17 said:
what's gout?
This gives a pretty good answer in the first paragraph: gout
 

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something that I've noticed about periods is that it will intensify a pain that may not normally be very annoying. The magnitude of a normal headache or muscle ache will be about three times stronger for instance - in my case at least. I can't help but wonder if the knee/back pain is something mild and chronic that you just don't normally notice.

I think it's a good time to find a gyno that you like and trust so you can talk about these things openly. Just go and get the routine pap - it's important. It's quick and it doesn't hurt a bit (you get swabbed with a big ol' Q-tip, that's it) and you'll feel peace of mind knowing that you've done it. HPV (warts virus, essentially) is extremely common and it can lead to very serious health issues if not treated.
 

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as someone put it wisely somewhere..

"i dont trust anything that bleeds for a week and doesnt die"

:uhh:
 

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cronxeh said:
as someone put it wisely somewhere..

"i dont trust anything that bleeds for a week and doesnt die"

:uhh:
Hey gals, let's find out if we can trust cronxeh! :biggrin: :devil:
 

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HEY HEY!

what is that scalpel doing next to my reproductive system?

Heeyy is this even legal??
 

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cronxeh said:
Heeyy is this even legal??
What? The rusty nail clippers? Don't you worry. We've done this thousands of times. Just ask Franzbear. He's still alive. :wink:
 

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cronxeh said:
HEY HEY!

what is that scalpel doing next to my reproductive system?

Heeyy is this even legal??
And don't expect the guys to come to your rescue. Those who aren't afaid of the same happening to them are still mad at you for calling people bacteria! :biggrin: Maybe now you understand why sleep deprivation is bad for your health. :devil: :rofl:
 
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Well... mmmmmk... i guess i'll work on getting a pap... from whoever i guess...
I think maybe MIH is right about the knee and back thing being mild but chronic and then worsened by my period. I know my back pain is chronic and due to my other issues, i guess the knee thing makes sense as well... i'll check though with my therapist.

Yes, lets cut up cronxeh, we'll be all salem witch trial esque. Make 'em bleed for a week, if they live, we kill them, if they die, then we know they were a pure soul...

heh, also i'm retarded... i was sitting here a few seconds ago checking my email, and i was like "jeeze, my knees feel kinda crummy... i wonder why..." took a second before i was like, oh ya.... my period... midol must be wearing off...
 

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Gale17 said:
Yes, lets cut up cronxeh, we'll be all salem witch trial esque. Make 'em bleed for a week, if they live, we kill them, if they die, then we know they were a pure soul...
:devil: :rofl: :devil:
 

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Danger said:
I'd expect you to know by now that I'm not an expert on anything.
Of course you are.
"Ex", meaning "has-been", and "spurt" meaning "a drip under pressure". :biggrin:


Gale, setting aside the periods, you could do a lot worse than try hittsquads suggestions of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate (you can get capsules with them both in).

I have horrific joints (my knees are shot), and I took them lots when I used to mountain bike and ski lots. It's definitely worth a try. At the time, it was hard to get it in the UK for human use, so my uncle (a vet) gave me some for horses instead!
 
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brewnog said:
I have horrific joints (my knees are shot), and I took them lots when I used to mountain bike and ski lots. It's definitely worth a try. At the time, it was hard to get it in the UK for human use, so my uncle (a vet) gave me some for horses instead!
ah... horse meds... yes, i think that explains quite a bit dear...
 

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Gale17 said:
ah... horse meds... yes, i think that explains quite a bit dear...

Hey, I took them for years, and I turned out alrigh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh......
 

leighbri

I have the same nagging knee pain and back pain before I get my period. I think its from water retention. But its so miserable. Ive never heard of anyone else who has had that...what did your trainer say?
 

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My wife's thoughts;

It is possible that the poster has some endometriosis and is experiencing the effects of this now that she has gone off the pill. The pill would have been regulating her cycle and helping to maintain relatively stable hormone levels. This not only regulates her periods but it can also reduce endometriosis symptoms.

Going off the pill means that her body now has to do the work of hormone regulation and production by itself and in some women it can take several months for the natural cycles to regulate. When off the pill she may notice that her hormones are more responsive and reactionary to forces such as stress and weight change which can also influence irregularity. The whole reason that women have a period is so that they can get pregnant, if the body senses that it is not a good time to get pregnant it will suppress the periods until circumstances change. Hormones are produced in a range of normal and they work in concert with other hormones and chemistry we produce to make our bodies function. If the range changes for some reason or our chemistry is off the body will react to it and change the way we function.

She should speak to her gynecologist about the irregular cycle and joint pain. Getting the correct diagnosis goes along way to ensuring she gets the best treatment.
 
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Well, I haven't really been on the pill much in my lifetime, and I still get knee pain depsite being off it for over 2 years.

So, at least i'm comforted someone else has the same problem. Doctors haven't really given me much insight. But I've learned that if I do yoga regularly then the pain isn't very bad. If i pay particular attention to my legs the week before my period, the pain is very dulled. Pain medicines help as well. As to the cause, i really don't know. Good luck.
 
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You can come to my house and I'll get rid of that problem for you for 9 months... (PS. Don't tell my wife!)
 
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ha! 2 words - child support:eek:
 
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funny guy. LOL

Actually no thats creepy what NeoDevin said.
 
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I wasn't sure where's best to post this, its a serious thread.... maybe bio would've been better, but i figure moonbear is always in GD too... so, i'm not really sure who i'm expecting to answer my questions... but i've talked to my mum, and some girlfriends... not so helpful. i've also googled... but ya... so just in case someone here can help.. i'll try.

So, two questions or topics i guess.
First, during my period i get wicked knee pain. I thought it was sort of random, but then i've started physical therapy lately, and my therapist asked "do you get knee pain during your period?" and i was like, "holy, ya i do, tons, it hurts so bad..." and i went on about the pain, and never thought to ask if it was normal or why it happens. i will ask her when i see her next... but i'm on my period now, so i'd rather know now...

Second, and maybe this is really too general. cause i've looked at a few articles and they're all over the place, but birthcontrol and your period... effects? i went off the pill and then didn't have a period for 2 and a half months. My friend was on the shot, and her periods were all irregular for months after. We both were formerly very regular girls. No one ever mentioned anything about it to me before i went on the pill, and i talked to my doc about it a lot. i even took the low dose cause i was worried about side effects. i mean, maybe it was just stress for both of us... or something i dunno... but i'm wary, hormones went in, then weird stuff happened... i hate medicines for exactly that reason....

anyways.... i need to get another ice pack, some midol, and some chocolate, else i'll be cranky!
I get terrible joint pain about three days before I start. Knees, elbows, back, wrists, and feet. I feel like I am 80 years old then. I asked my doctor about it, he tested me for rheumatoid factor(which was negative) and said just to take NSAIDs during that time.
 

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