I apologize for plaguing the forum with wet-blanket health concerns and inquiries, but here comes another. MDA-ers are too insightful; I can't resist :-)
As some will remember from the discussion on periods that I started a while back, I have amenorrhea (which is currently being explored by doctors). I'm 90% sure that my underlying problem is hypothalamic amenorrhea; aside from the clear lifestyle factors that led to it, the bloodwork has also been leading very clearly in that direction.
What's new, and what I am currently worried about, is the general bone and joint pain that has crept up on me since early this month--it's sporadic, but it is certainly there.
To my frustration, my doctor kind of disregarded this pain when I mentioned it to her. I told her that I wanted a bone scan and she said that I would need one in the future, but that now was not the time. She said that it might be related to some "thyroid thing," but since she is not an internist, she doesn't really know at this point and did not seem to be that worried about it.
My questions--SHOULD I be worried about it although she seemingly is not? What might be causing it? Is this likely related to the amenorrhea or is it something else entirely? Has this happened to other women.. what have you guys done about it?
Needless to say, this bone soreness and joint pain has really been scaring me. Against my better judgment, I've been googling it for the last couple of days and am now just hoping that I don't have some kind of autoimmune problem (I have a relatively small patch of psoriasis on my neck, also). Can anyone please shed some light on this?
I'm sorry that I sound so much like a hypochondriac. Though it certainly doesn't look like it now, I actually used to be *sane* before lukewarm doctors came into my life!
Thanks again to all of you for your insights and suggestions. I'm very happy to have found MDA and this primal community.