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Old 04-28-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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fatigue before and during period...

I have a few questions...

1. Is it normal to have fatigue before and during your period? (By fatigue I mean I come home from school at 3:30 pm and sleep until at least 7:30-8 then sleep again from about 11-6:30, not to mention I am extremely tired all day...)

2. What can I do to remedy this problem?

I would really appreciate a response. Thanks...

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Old 04-29-2004, 02:11 PM   #2
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Re: fatigue before and during period...

Well, I'm personally always worn out a little before, during, and a little after my periods. But I don't really know if it's a normal thing or not. Do you have really heavy periods? Any clotting? If so, it may be possible that you're anemic.
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:16 PM   #3
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Re: fatigue before and during period...

i am always sick my first day of period, tired for the whole time during. not to mention cranky, bloated, hungry etc lol.
i dont know what meds are good tho, pamprin and the like make me even sleepier so i wont take them. i just learn to deal with it and curse whoever crosses my path wrong LOL.

Old 04-29-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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Re: fatigue before and during period...

The thing is, I don't have really heavy periods or clotting, so I don't think I'm anemic...I've tried taking iron, but I don't think it is really helping. The other weird thing is, aside from an occasional cramp or bad mood (which are really rare for me), I have no other symptoms of bloating, cravings, anything.

Old 04-29-2004, 06:03 PM   #5
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Re: fatigue before and during period...

It wouldn't hurt to consult with a doc about this, but it sounds more like a hormone thing than a blood thing. Technically, if you look at the female cycle, the blood is lost in the two weeks after your period - that's when it starts building up in your uterus - not during your period. It just hangs out there and comes out in the fourth week. Your body is probably suffering from the absence of hormones that week. It sounds a little like normal period ickiness, but could be closer to PMDD. A doctor could help you to balance your hormones so that you might not feel so bad. Beware, though, things may get worse before they get better.

Old 04-29-2004, 11:15 PM   #6
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Re: fatigue before and during period...

For some of the PMS symptoms, my friend told me to take Evening Primrose Oil. I haven't had a chance to pick any up yet, but I will probably give that a go the next time I'm on my period, as it is supposed to help w/the crankiness, the bloating, and the general sense of fatigue that I think most of us women get (lucky us!) every 4 weeks. Let me know if you try it before I do!

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