Hi there, I know I am not the only one to be knocked for six every month when our hormones kick in. I have tried looking back for an older post but didn't manage to find one.
I am 41, have been sterilised and also have APS. Every month a few days before my period starts I go down hill rapidly with increased joint pain and tiredness etc, then I end up flat out for 3 or 4 days while it takes me another 3 or 4 days to pick up again.
ladies what is the solution???? I obviously can't take the pill but I think I (and my partner) are getting to the end of our tether as each month the flare seems to be getting worse.
I know i need to speak to the docs (about as much use as a chocolate fire guard) they tell me to speak to the rheumy but my 3 monthly app for one reason or another will actually be 9 months by the time i get there (unless it gets moved again) so i want to go forearmed with ideas so I don't get phobbed off before my foot is even through the door.
I would love to know what you other ladies have tried to overcome / ease the problem