Jetztinberlin t1_iy1peee wrote

I'll just add to your excellent and thorough comment that many dietary sensitivities that cause inflammation can behave similarly - so if, as the parent comment says, your triggers don't seem to be histamine-related, but symptoms are similar, it's possible you simply have a different food issue.


Jetztinberlin t1_iu0pftd wrote


Jetztinberlin t1_itvvce8 wrote

I appreciate your taking your own advice and researching to better educate yourself! It's always heartening to see that. No, unfortunately medical misogyny is a far larger issue than your comment, and I meant it more in the widespread sense of "here's someone who really should know this, as a professional regarding a common situation that could affect all their female patients / half the world's population, and yet they don't, very possibly through no fault of their own but because this very basic stuff about female anatomy isn't considered important enough to be taught." Medical misogyny is a pretty common catchphrase for a lot of these issues, whether it's failing to address how teaching male anatomy as the default does a disservice to women, to how much longer it can take women to get diagnosed correctly, etc.

FYI wrt relaxin, yes, sure, lower in the luteal phase than during pregnancy, but yes, still present sufficiently to increase joint issues! (As someone with hypermobility disorder I can validate this personally to boot!) IIRC oestrogen increases expression of relaxin, so they're not unrelated. You might enjoy this writeup: .


Jetztinberlin t1_itkwu4w wrote

Female anatomy teacher and hypermobility sufferer here: Sadly, that's untrue. Relaxin not only starts as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy, but is also regularly elevated in the luteal (post-ovulatory) phase of a regular menstrual cycle, which not coincidentally is when women are statistically more likely to suffer joint injuries.