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recurring tendonitis-hormone related?

Posted by
Laurie Collins on January 28, 2001 at 10:37:07:

I have had recurring bouts of tendonitis originating just below my elbow for over 13 years. I say "originating" because after the pain really sets in, it is hard to pinpoint where it started from. I have excrutiating pain from the tips of my fingers to my shoulder. I have noticed more recently that I tend to have these attacks closer to my monthly cycle. Also, I had two very bad attacks during my two pregnancies. Over time, conventional methods(ibuprofen,naproxen) have stopped working. I was wondering if you had heard of any correlation between hormone levels and bouts of tendonitis. Any insight you have would be much appreciated.



Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related?

Posted by Trish on January 28, 2001 at 14:17:40:

In Reply to: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Laurie Collins on January 28, 2001 at 10:37:07:

Laurie,

Hi, this sound similar to my problems except my pain is mainly in all my joints. Plus my upper arms really hurt the most. Usually about a week before my period starts I will start hurting and then once it starts I begin to feel some relief. This last round of pain my fingers got so bad that I developed "trigger finger"...My doctor thinks I have RA which I may have...but I also think I have some tendonitis. I am seeing an orthopedic Tuesday and a rheumatologist in March. I am determined to get to the bottom of this. I took 165 Motrin in one week...I can't keep doing this. I will let you know what I find out if you are interested.



I know that sore calf muscles...

Posted by LT on January 28, 2001 at 14:39:52:

In Reply to: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Laurie Collins on January 28, 2001 at 10:37:07:

can often be a symptom of hypothyroidism, but that's the extent of my knowledge!



have you tried msm?

Posted by LT on January 28, 2001 at 14:42:29:

In Reply to: Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Trish on January 28, 2001 at 14:17:40:

all that motrin sounds dangerous.



Re: have you tried msm?

Posted by Trish on January 28, 2001 at 15:44:40:

In Reply to: have you tried msm? posted by LT on January 28, 2001 at 14:42:29:

Tell me about it...but my dr. will only give me limited amounts of Predisone because it is bad for you too. But when you hurt that bad you have to take something.

I do take 3,000mg of MSM a day.



Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related?

Posted by Dave on January 28, 2001 at 23:48:13:

In Reply to: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Laurie Collins on January 28, 2001 at 10:37:07:

Laurie, I have had the same problem you are describing for years. I am luckly mine will come for a week or two and then leave for a couple of months. As like everything Else some things help some people and some do not. I for one do not get any relief from msm. But I have found that a teaspoon of turmeric a day gives me some real relief I just thought you may want to try it. Good luck



Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related?

Posted by cyd on January 29, 2001 at 00:04:37:

In Reply to: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Laurie Collins on January 28, 2001 at 10:37:07:

I have a bursitis/rotator cuff/tendonitis problem and I find that when I am more 'acid' ie eating a lot of grains, dairy, coffee, and less salad etc, referred pain down my arm into my fingers (which originates in the shoulder) gets worse, while when I am more 'alkalised' (lots of fresh veges, no coffee) the pain lessens. I think there might be a stress component too, but whether that's because I eat worse when I'm stressed, or a direct link, I'm not sure... the hormone link could be that certain hormones encourage hunger at different times in the menstrual cycle, most women are familiary with 'carbohydrate cravings'at certain times of the month - you could try a brown rice, salad, protein, fruit juice and salad diet for a bit, lots of water and no coffee and see if that makes a difference......



Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related?

Posted by
karen martin on January 29, 2001 at 23:16:54:

In Reply to: Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Trish on January 28, 2001 at 14:17:40:

ask your doctor about your Ileocecal valve down by your small intestines. My doctor told me that this needs some work done to it and drink some metamucil. This valve has alot to do with pain in your upper arm that can cause a false tinnitus. I thought he was kinda crazy until i looked it up. symptoms include - shoulder pain, sudden low back pain, flu like symptoms, pseudo (false) bursitus, strain tinninitus, nausea, faintness, pseudo sinus infections, headaches, sudden thirst, pallor dark circles under eyes,bowel involvement and pain intensifying while inactive. food that is not digested becomes toxic and problems with inflamation occur. Funny how this valve can cause so many problems and i have just about all of them. good luck.



Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? (Archive in tendonitis.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 30, 2001 at 08:22:12:

In Reply to: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Laurie Collins on January 28, 2001 at 10:37:07:

Hi, Laurie.

Your personal experience proves that, at least in you, tendonitis IS related to hormones. This does not have to be a major factor for it to give you the experiences you have reported, however, AND this factor is likely one of the hardest to do anything about.

It would be much easier to do something about the bracing and LGS than the hormones AND those things would even eventually help the hormonal cause.

See the archives about tendonitis and related subjects.

Walt



Re: recurring tendonitis-hormone related?

Posted by Trish on January 30, 2001 at 20:56:54:

In Reply to: recurring tendonitis-hormone related? posted by Laurie Collins on January 28, 2001 at 10:37:07:

Laurie,

I wrote you on the 28th about your hormone related tendonitis. I explained how your symptoms are similar to mine. Well, I saw an orthopedic today and he agreed that around your monthly cycle when your hormones are going wacky, that this can trigger bouts of tendonitis...etc...He did x-rays of my shoulders and thinks I have severe bursitis...I am scheduled for two MRI's (one for each shoulder). I may have arthoroscopy surgery, which is a simple surgery. I am actually anxious about this because I have lived w/ my pain for years and I know exactly what you mean when you say excruiting pain. I am ready to get rid of it once and for all.If you don't feel better soon I would recommend seeing an orthopedic.



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