Hello, welcome to HCM. Female hormones are believed to play a role in women's high vulnerability to pain. Many women with OA, RA, lupus
, and fibromyalgia
report an increase in joint pain just before or during their periods. This is likely because estrogen
levels plummet right before menstruation
and rise again after a woman's period is over. Estrogen is believed to be protective against pain. SO do not worry about it much. Wish you good health.