I know you posted on this 3 yrs ago, but your symptoms are the same as mine. I'm 45 and every month i'm in so much pain triggered by my cycle. My hands, wrists, knees, back, ankles, feet and toes are so sore and swell and I feel like I have the flu every month. I work full time and take care off four children plus a mom with alzhiemiers, and I feel guilty because I'm in bed a lot because of the pain. I only take ibuprofen. Have you found any help?