I've been experiencing joint pain that coincides with my period for the last several months. It's absolutely horrid: I have trouble typing and holding a mug. My ankles hurt horribly and my feet/toes cramp up. My neck & shoulders hurt, my wrists are sore. And my lower back/hips are so sore that I've start to catch myself shuffling my feet rather than walking properly. I'm able to walk normally, and do have range of motion but I'm too stiff & sore to maintain. I'm supposed to be taking up to 4 extra strength Motrin when the pain begins, but I've had to stop because it's making my IBS unbearable. I'm physically miserable and the pain hasn't faded away like it did in the past. Does anyone have any insight into what may be happening to me?