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Joint and muscle pain
eleviner posted:
My GYN took me off my pills back in February and within a couple of weeks I started having stiffness and pain in all my joints. I also have had unusually sore muscles along with the occasional hot flash.

Any suggestions??
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear Eleviner,
For some women, achiness is the major symptom of menopause; indeed, in the Philippines, it is the leading symptom (way above hot flashes!) Some women do find some relief in using glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. However, if you and your health care provider are OK with going back on some low dose estrogen (and in general, women don't need too much to relieve these symptoms), it would probably help.
Good luck,
Mary Jane