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Flare Symptoms, Or An RA Flare, During Menstural Cycle Or PMS.

Flare Symptoms, Or An RA Flare, During Menstural Cycle Or PMS.

I have a question for anyone who may experience the same symptoms as I. When my menstrual cycle appears I have rheumatoid flare symptoms. My feet swell, I feel very tired, my hands and wrists are nearly disabled by the stiffness and pain. Do any of you experience those symptoms?

A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve just realized a few cycles ago that my flare ups are horrible during my menstrual cycle. So bad that i have to dose up. I’ve said during that time the pain is as bad as labor pain. My back gets the worse of it. But my feet hurt bad too

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I feel your pain !!! Yes it seems to be the worst at that time. Plus I think I'm starting the change of life . I just started Prednisone it has been a miracle drug for me !! If you have never tried it , maybe ask your doctor about it! Took my ankle swelling away, and swelling in my joints. They say I cannot stay on this long so I'm enjoying this much needed relief away from pain. I wish you many ,many pain free days . I've put you on my prayer list! Hope this kinda helps. Laurie

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

This is a common time for my flare ups as well! My hips and hands hurt. Glad I'm not the only one.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, its pretty awful. I even run crazy fevers. Talk to doctor. They will recommend the IUD to help. No period equals less pain. I was told there is a dip in hormones that cause the pain to be worse.

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hello all! I wanted to update about my question. I had a full abdominal hysterectomy May 6th. I am in week 5 following surgery. So far, no flares and I am only managing residual damage. I still take Humira and Mobic. I refuse to take another Methotrexate shot! I’m feeling better and life is returning to normal. I will follow up later with more!

posted about 1 year ago
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