Can rheumatoid arthritis pain follow my menstrual cycle?

I have rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease. I've noticed the joint pain is so much worse right before my menstrual cycle. Has anyone else experienced this? I assume it's from the changing hormone levels. I have little to no pain during the rest of the month.


My doctor says there should be no relation, but it occurs every month like clockwork. He's referring me to a rheumatologist, but I still think there is a link here.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes,you are right,not only hormone levels,but also chemical stimulate levels.

  • Cheryl
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Imagine for a moment your arthritis completely vanishing right now.

    If, in a moment, your pain and stiffness melted away. And your joints all of a sudden functioned like a well-oiled machine.

    Like a magic wand was waived, you'd be able to jump up from your chair and run around the room like a kid.

    And imagine that you'd never have to suffer as much as a pinch of arthritis stiffness or pain ever again.

    I know this sounds impossible right now, but bear with me, because sometimes miracles happen.

    It was a gift from a woman on the other side of the world. From the kindness of her heart, she took pity on my suffering and taught me how to completely reverse my arthritis.

    Today, I want to do the same for you!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I used to get this too. Eating apples for about a week before you know it's going to happen helps. Anything that is noted as helping consitpation will help.

  • 1 decade ago

    Call your Doctor And talk to him. Because I don't no. You have R.A I have O.A. But go over or call.

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