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    (To those who may be new to the forum, I'm a 20-year old female, weight ~145lbs, have not had my menstrual period in ~1 year and I lift very heavy weights 3x/week in addition to doing occasional aerobic exercise. My amenorrhea is due to too low body fat. I am otherwise perfectly healthy, I eat around 75% primal and have not had so much as a sniffle in around 2 years).


    Well, infuriatingly enough, my joint pain is still here. I went to a museum last week, was on my feet for several hours, ran across a few streets to make the train on time and my joints were feeling it not only that night, but also off and on until this morning.


    I've also recently started noticing this kind of subtle throbbing around the front and back of my torso..


    Lab-wise, I've had my Vit. D checked, was tested for rhumatoid arthritis, was given the autoimmune disease test, had my thyroid checked in addition to 5 other labs and all, fortunately, came back normal. Should I be skeptical?


    An orthopedist that I saw this morning said that my joint function was perfectly normal and that my x-rays did not indicate any arthritis. He advised me to get a referral to an endocrinologist (to deal w/ the amenorrhea) and a rhumetologist (for the joint pain, etc).


    It just feels like I'm spinning my wheels, here. Amenorrhea is no longer my central concern since I understand why I have it, am taking measures to gain body fat and, in the meantime, am on an oral contraceptive pill. The joint pain and throbbing is my number 1 worry.


    After what seems like a dozen doctor's appointments in the last 2 months, I still have no explanation for this whatsoever. Like I probably mentioned in the past, my primary care doctor tends to think my discomfort is related to stress. Initially, I accepted this simple explanation--but not anymore. I was not stressed in the least when I was recently at the museum, but the pain sure came back with a vengeance.


    Should I just get these two referrals, see these 2 additional specialists and go from there? Should I bother to see both? Does anyone know if one of them might be better suited to address my problem than the other?


    As usual, thanks for any suggestions or insights. I hope to GROK that there is a simple explanation for all of this.

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    • #17
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      When did you start taking the oral contraceptive? Could that coincide with the start of the joint pain?

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      • #18
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        I started it after the joint pain began. Thanks for the suggestion, though, musajen!

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        • #19
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          While I certainly don't have amenorrhea because, you know, you don't get it after a vasectomy..... I'll be interested in any joint pain responses and insights.


          I have knee problems going back to 1996 and wrist problems going back to a 1980 injury. In terms of my increased health benefits after going Primal, these are my only two wishes to improve upon.


          OP, maybe less exercise, which would help your BF? When I hear of women ceasing their periods due to low BF and work outs, I have to ask, "Why?" Mrs. Grok did not do that. You may snag an Olympic record but it is certainly not either normal or Primal.

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