Last week began experiencing leg pains - specifically heavy feeling in thighs and periodic pains. At first thought it was flu coming on (found out neighbor had swine flu and really achey (achy) legs was one of his symptoms) plus I had other flu type symptoms. Then after a few days began feeling pain in hips - which had the feeling of inflammation. Read up on arthritis and peri-menopause(sp ??) - wondering if anyone has experienced these feelings. Each day seems to get a little better - but not completely gone yet. Also get cramping feeling in lower abdomen and mood changes like during PMS - hormones raging LOL!
It could be hormonal fluctuations but, it also sounds like it could be nerves connected to your spine that control nerve endings down and into your legs that may have become inflammed, pinched or irritated. It could also be a combo of your period coming and aggravating the back situation. A chiropractor will tell you that leg pain, back pain etc., can all flare up during times of hormonal changes and stress.
The fact is, it's getting better and you'll likely find that the PMS symptoms are either an impending period or will go away as the hormones settle down again. There's a chemical our bodies release during PMS called "Prostaglandins" which are responsible for the cramping and PMS symptoms. It could be just one of those periods for you. :)
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