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I have seen my gp this week as since my periods stopped in

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Hello. I have seen my gp this week as since my periods stopped in May , I have experienced joint and muscle pain which is now quite severe .this week I am particularly stiff and in pain when getting up , taking at least 2hours to get moving at all . I am also on Amitryptilline for persistent headaches . Other symptoms ie sweats are not too much of a problem . I have fibrocystic breasts and a pmh of acne . She has put me on Premarin but I am concerned as I still have my uterus ?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry you are having these symptoms.

it sounds like you most likely have gone into menopause at your age from declines of your ovaries stopping estrogen production

this loss of estrogen can cause muscle and joint aches and hot flashes and sweats.

you can ask your GP doctor about options for estrogen hormone replacement therapy which could help your symptoms.

you can also try black cohosh herbal supplements to see if this helps.

premarin is estrogen hormone which can help you with your symptoms for now.

it could stimulate your uterus, but the risks are small

let me know if you have questions.