While I cannot speak to the connection between swollen joints and your sense of thirst, if there is one, swollen joints are the beginning of an arthritis. In the beginning stages cortizon injections...
I'm not sure if you were asking if this is a symptom of menopause or not. I haven't heard that swollenknees and ankles are any part of the menopause transition and without more info...
So in a post a couple of days ago, I posted a pic of me in the ER and my swollen as heck knee. It had gotten so swollen and so full of fluid that I couldn't even walk! Well, I could walk...
Avascular necrosis at its finest. You'll notice that the knee on the right is MUCH larger than the one on the left. And yes, its painful.
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