Low Estrogen levels = More pain


Good morning all, this is my first post. I will try and keep it brief.

I am 34years old and I suffer with recurrent knee dislocations resulting in OA in both knees.

Each month, around the time of my period I have unbearable pain on my right side especially my right knee, I also have more inflammation. A few months ago I started a different contraception pill to try and increase my estrogen levels (as research shows when levels are low pain is higher) but it's not working. It's now affecting my work and I'm tempted to use annual leave on the weeks I'm at my worse.

Does anyone else notice this? Is there anything else you can recommend. Really struggling now.