Tuesday 11 April 2023

Joint Pain in Endometriosis #ENDOCHAMPIONS

I always had very painful periods but my mom thought it was hereditary as she too had it that bad. So for as long as I remember I had to use painkillers and a hot water bag to manage it. It continued throughout my education and then when I was in jobs too. Some said it will go after marriage but it didn’t while some others said post childbirth it sure shall be better but unfortunately for me, it only worsened. I have absolutely no answer if you ask why all the doctors I consulted never ever spoke the word endometriosis to me.

So it was only in 2018, in my late thirties, that a senior gynecologist just by plainly hearing me out for 15 minutes told me that  I have endometriosis. I was grateful and she put me on a lot of medication trying to give me some relief. She asked me to exercise but to prevent jumping altogether and I wondered why until she told me that Joint pain may come together with endometriosis pain and it can get really difficult to manage both pains together. 

She shared that researchers have established that endometriosis does increase the risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis severalfold. RA is an inflammatory disease that causes knee and joint pain. Further to this, I was put on Lupron injections which have a know side effect of causing knee and joint pains. 

These injections and hormonal pills lead to several weight gain which again causes an extra burden on my knees and other joints and may worsen my joint condition in the future. 

This is all that is known so far about the relationship between endometriosis and joint pain. However further research is being conducted regarding the same.

The nature of joint pain varies from one endometriosis patient to another. For some, it is on and off and needle while for others it is continuous and unbearable. The only word of caution here is if you have endometriosis do take due care of your joints.


You too can become an #ENDOCHAMPION and help us spread awareness about this whole body inflammation by sharing our posts and connecting with anyone in need. Trust me together we can make a big difference because this disease and its ignorance can be really harsh and as a patient, I myself have contemplated suicide several times and would like to save many others from the agony. You can join the support group by clicking here: Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

If not anything else just by letting them share their pain with us, we can soothe them. I will be grateful for any support from you on this. You can read my EndoJourney here: 

A Tribute to an Endometriosis Warrior on a Mission

During April, I will pen several eye-opening posts about this disease. Kindly keep sharing them so that more and more people become aware of the available solutions for this otherwise non treatable condition.

You can read the previous posts of this series below:

A: An earnest endeavor: Launch of Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

B: Be Alert: What is endometriosis and important FAQs on it

C: Can Endometriosis be cured? Comparison of Allopathy Vs Homeopathy Vs Ayurveda Treatments Available

D: Detailed Diagnosis of Endometriosis in India

E: Endometriosis treatment cost in India

F: Fertility Issues Due to Endometriosis in India

G: Good news is Ayurveda treats endometriosis completely

H: Hysterectomy as a Treatment for Endometriosis

I: Involvement of a Family Member in an Endometriosis Patient’s Life is Vital

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my eighth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z and global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning about Endometriosis. I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how you are finding it, in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the last 5 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 201920202021, and 2022.


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