Yes I have been getting the worst hip pain lately~ a few days to a week before my period. Sometimes leg pain (calf, thighs, and feet too). It has been debilitating and quite new. This has caught me by surprise, because although I have always had bad cramps since I was a teenager, this type of body pain is new for me. I legs throb and I almost can't move them. The only thing that helps is ibuprofen. I feel like the hormonal changes related to my menstrual cycle cause my body to flare up nowadays. I have been taking oral contraceptive pills (a.k.a. birth control pills or hormone pills) to help regulate my symptoms for a while now. They help with the emotional part and with the actual period pain, but not sure about the rest. I wish there were more studies on how hormonal changes in women affect pain.
~Confused, but dealing somehow