I have neck, shoulders, back, hip and leg pain, doctor says due to menopause imbalance, need second opinion?
Hi my name is (…) I’m 58 women I take levothyroxine and menopause support and Motrin. I need to see what’s going on I been to the doctor like two times now and he keeps on telling me it my menopause imbalance but I’m not sure because my neck shoulders back hips and legs hurt I need to see what it can be and to find a specialist in Utah I hurt all the time?
menopausal symptoms is a possibility.
But other conditions like cervical spondylitis,lumbar spondylitis and myalgia need to be ruled out.
Get a MRI of the neck and back done.
Vitamin D and calcium deficiencies also can cause these symptoms.
A blood check up can confirm this.
In my opinion yes hormonal imbalance but this does not mean ignore it , so you need to retest your TSH , T4 , calcium/phosphorus, magnesium levels
Also do a quick x ray on back and neck to check for bone weakness , for now take vit d and calcium supplements
If you are having pain in bones and joints then it is mostly due to hormonal changes..
Post menopause hormonal changes can cause depletion of calcium ..get calcium ..magnesium phosphorus tested..
If you have hand numbness or pain with neck pain..this may also be investigated by cervical xray to rule out cervical spondylosis ..
Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis , caused by different factors , u need to do x ray, and MRI to confirm
take osteonate once weekly , osteocare once daily after meals.
Get well soon