Hi everyone...this is my first post on this particular board. I hope someone can help point me in the right direction so I can have a semi-educated discussion with my doctor.
I am a 43 year old woman whose menstrual cycles are becoming irregular and instensely painful.
2 to 3 days before my flow starts, I experience lower back pain, followed by pain down the backs of my thighs, bends of my knees, calves and heels..pain so bad I can't stand to walk.
Up until several months ago, I only had the usual menstrual cramps, tender breasts, etc. This is something new.
Have any of you had a similar experience? This has been going on for several months now and always coincides with my period, which is why I am certain it is a menstrual-related issue.
ANY input would be SO APPRECIATED!! I see my doctor for a physical in July...