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Hormones related to nerve pain

Started by nosurgeryplease on 03/24/2011 10:14am

This question I would like to throw out to the ladies, I find that the week before my period my nerve pain sky rockets. I have only had one health care professional that had any ideas about this. Any of you have the same problem and any FANTASTIC solutions/feedback?
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Hi nosurgeryplease,

OMG, I thought I was the only one feeling that LOL- I unfortunately have no answers for you , as I would welcome some advise myself. I find that the pain is almost unbearable @ that particular time-mine pain can be off the charts from 1-3 weeks, depending on if I can catch it in time. What was it that your health care professional suggested? I usually can't get it under control, and have to just ride out the storm- or end up in the ER for a shot of something much more powerful- that works , but is a pain, not to mention that you look like a drug seeker all the time. Anyone with advise on this? We would greatly appreciate it so very much- Thanks
Chris

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I have had years of issues/problems associated with hormones and my increased nerve pain. Which pain I thought, at first, was mostly related to pain from neck/cervical strain from a motor vehicle accident 10+ years ago. But, as I began paying much closer attention to the signals my body was sending, I realized that my rise in severe pain was unequivocally related to hormonal fluctuations. My neck pain is not relieved by any amount of massage or relaxation, it is only relieved by lots of Aleve and "starting" my period. I have only about 5 pain-free days/month. I am unable to take opiates (and really, who wants to??) because they make me so deathly ill and cause nightmares for me. The most beneficial thing I did for my chronic nerve (and muscle) pain was to get off citric acid, tomatoes (so very, very sad!), ALL sugar, all "white" foods, and pretty much all food additives. I make everything from scratch now - including energy bars, etc. I have had far muscle less pain for the most part - but the nerve pain is directly related to my hormone levels. I am also perimenopausal now and my pain levels are fluctuating wildly. It's very frustrating. Fortunately, I now know that the extremely severe moments will pass in a matter of hours and if I exercise hard (cardio), the endorphins will kick in and I'll be pain free for several hours. Hey, at least it's something! :)

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By the way, none of my health care professionals believed that my pain was increased by my hormone fluctuations, so I kept searching until I found someone who did. It didn't make a lick of difference in my pain management, but at least someone FINALLY believes me, which helps a bit. Fortunately, my biggest supporter is my husband (who, maddeningly, is almost always pain free) and he thinks it's logical for women to be in more pain than men due to hormones. I'm just so glad that it does go away for a few hours at a time... It can make you feel like you're losing it!

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I have always learned that during your hormone times you r whole body is all swollen inside so it will effect any problems you have from joint or nerve pain right? (makes it worse) I have neck pain durig hormone times because that is where I have arthritis. It gets worse if i exercise..that really stinks.

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