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Extreme Exhaustion and Shortness of Breath During Menstruation

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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Extreme Exhaustion and Shortness of Breath During Menstruation

I am 20 years old, have always have pretty severe cramps during my period and very severe PMS. The cramps haven't gotten worse but recently I've noticed that as soon as I start bleeding, like the second I do (its very sudden), I become extremely exhausted, chilled, short of breath and bloated. I don't know why its suddenly getting so bad. This one is the worst one yet. I just started bleeding about half hour ago and as soon as I did I become pale, no longer hungry, cold, bloated, crampy, started panting and became very tired as if I had just run a marathon. Is this an iron deficiency? Would it come on so quickly? I will take vitamins everyday and see if it helps and if it persists I'll go to the doctor. Does anyone else have any information? The only post I saw on this only had women aged 40+ posting, saying that it had suddenly started for them but they were unsure why. And also it makes my IBS act up considerably.

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: Extreme Exhaustion and Shortness of Breath During Menstruation

hello, have you gotten your blood checked? I have anemia and i have had severe menstral since i was a kid... now that im actually dealing wih the anemia with it. every two weeks before my period, i feel like run down and exhauseted, and dizzy like the ground is moving....?lol i have to make sure that i go to sleep on time. ive been having rollercoasters with this period is so bad that i have to wear overnighters all the time.. with wings! I wish i could wear those cute pads...i would go through 5 pads in a day....Hope this helps!!

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