One of my doctors said that women have more incidences of joint pain and things like TMJ. They don't know why. They do notice that joint pain reports tend to go up for women on hormonal birth control. Most birth control increases progesterone and estrogen to some degree.
I definitely do stay hydrated, and I mostly drink filtered water from my fridge. I also have my Potassium checked periodically.
When you said women have more incidences of joint pain and TMJ, did you mean in general, or with hormonal treatment?
I ddon't have any joint pain per se, but more so crepitus and popping in the afore mentioned joints.
What dose of Spiro are you currently on?
Have you ever tried Metformin alone for hormonal acne?
100mg a day
I've never been on Metformin.
More for women in general, and then also a bit more for woman on hormonal birth control. There have not been any specific studies done on joint pain for women on spiro or HRT...just birth control pills.