Not exactly peri-menopause, but aging---
I started having heel inflammation and bone spurs around age 40. Started making sure I wore really comfortable shoes.
Then, I suddenly started to have such severe leg/foot pain about 2 years ago. Finally my feet and ankles, esp my left one, swelled up like balloons, and the pain was in my entire foot and up my leg approaching my thigh. I got bruises on top of my foot near the toes. I was, WTF?
Went to dr. Got x-rays in case something was broken or sprained. Nope. Got ultrasounds, nothing. Went to osteopath. By this time the pain was subsiding. He had nothing to tell me.
Finally consulted my healing books more deeply, and discovered it was most likely a nightshade and citrus sensitivity. Cut out tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini, potatoes, citrus of all kinds, and carrots and aparagus as well. No more pain and swelling.
After about a year, I was able to reintroduce carrots and potatoes with no problems. Still can't do tomatoes or citrus or eggplant family. I really miss tomatoes! I do do a squeeze of lemon on my fish, and i get all chopped up on the inside of my lips from it, but no foot pain.
Just this month, my sister, who is one year younger than me, started getting severe dizzy spells. After drs visits, tests, , was it sugar imbalance? inner ear? even an MRI, she finally had the suggestion to cut out caffeine (3 cups of coffee or tea a day). She cut back to just one cup in the morning and no more dizziness.
Funny how normal things like typical (even seemingly healthy) foods and drinks will be fine for you, then one day, your body freakin freaks out over them!