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Leg Pains & Cramping from Knees to Hips during Periods

Women in pain, to describe endometriosisIs it normal to get leg pains or cramping from knees to the top of the hips when I have my period?

Occasionally I get it but it doesn’t worry me, but this time, it’s really bad. I had a miscarriage 5 weeks ago, first period since. It makes my legs super weak and hard to stand. Could it be blood flow issues?

A: Generally speaking, things like that are actually to do with hormonal balance and obviously the fact that you’ve had a miscarriage 5 weeks ago and I’m really sorry to hear that because it’s not obviously a nice thing to go through and I know so many of you know exactly what that’s about.

It’s generally to do with hormonal imbalance and nutritional deficiencies. Generally, magnesium will be a really good thing to take. Even though I don’t recommend self-prescription, magnesium 300 mg is what I would recommend in that case and I needed to make sure that that’s elemental, so just do self-prescribe that one.

Balancing hormones is going to be really key. The best way to do that obviously with what you already know.  Changes around the chemicals in your home and personal environment, change in your day-to-day choices and lifestyle, and of course doing your whole lemon drink. Make sure you do the whole lemon drink because that’s definitely going to help with that hormonal balance side of things.

In my practice, we would definitely be recommending or we would be prescribing things like herbal medicines and specific treatments, B vitamins, these would definitely help. However, it’s common following miscarriage for seemingly random pains to occur and it’s generally to do with hormonal imbalance and nutritional deficiencies.

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