Arthritis and perimenopause

Celiainagarden Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Hi All 😁. I’m Celia, age 45, gardener with 2 kids living in sunny Kent.

I have had damaged cartilage in both knees since childhood and arthroscopy on my right knee age 20. Pain in right knee, sometimes severe, sometimes mild, last 10 years.

Then out of no where, my left knee swells, stiffens and gets so painful one year ago. It seems to get worse daily. I have just started perimenopause and am waiting (nhs!) for HRT.

Does anyone have experience of whether HTR really works to help reduce osteoarthritis symptoms?

I’m also really struggling with weight gain.

thank you lovely people