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Feeling sick few days before period due-anyone else experience this?

(23 Posts)
HowlingCow Thu 30-Jul-09 20:24:42

My last few periods I've been feeling ill a few days before I'm due-nausea, dicky tummy, sleeplessness. Is this an age thing? (Am 42 soon) Has anyone else experienced this?

thirtypence Thu 30-Jul-09 20:29:41

Yes I get it. Saw Dr during an episode of it (coincidentally) and I had also very low blood pressure. Now I eat a salty snack when I feel like this - I also take losec if the dicky tummy gets unbearable.

Not much I can do about the lack of sleep though and I'm sure being tired doesn't help nausea in any way.

I'm 36 and I've been like this forever.

SpudtheScarecrow Thu 30-Jul-09 20:35:51

I was going to post something similar - I've started having this since having DS2, I'm 33. Just before my period starts almost every month I pretty much feel like I would in early pregnancy - not ttc or being careless smile so I know I'm not but have that general sick-y feeling, am tired grumpy etc. I assume it's something to do with hormone levels don't really know. I didn't have it before having children

My friend did. Now she has twins. That may not be what you want to hear though

HowlingCow Thu 30-Jul-09 20:41:51

Thanks for replies-glad to know its not just me (though not glad others are suffering!) Come to think of it,started happening to me soon after DD3 who's 16 months now. It does feel like early pregnancy-I even considered doing a test though know its highly unlikely!!

sassy Thu 30-Jul-09 20:43:00

Yes,connected to severe hyperemesis in pg I think.

thirtypence Thu 30-Jul-09 21:24:07

I wasn't sick when pg - though did have the nausea pretty much for weeks at a time.

I also get migraines - anyone else?

fuzzywuzzy Thu 30-Jul-09 21:28:43

I've been getting this recently too, dizziness, neausea, just a general feeling of being not quite right a couple of days before my periods, it turns out I'm aneamic (again).

janeite Thu 30-Jul-09 21:34:51

I get this - upset tummy, horrible migraine-like pain in one eye, tiredness and generally flu-like symptons. I was hospitalised in both pregnancies with hyperemesis and am almost certainly anaemic (although never go to doc's so not diagnosed).

Hollyoaks Thu 30-Jul-09 21:42:08

Why do periods change after dc? Mine are much more regular but heavier and accompanied by nausea, tiredness, swollen belly and major pmt.

Countingthegreyhairs Thu 30-Jul-09 21:48:17

interesting thread Howling

I get an upset tummy and nausea too and a migraine-like headache three days after my period has finished (am 45)

I'm anaemic too

do you mind me asking Fuzzy - did your doc say the nausea is definitely attributable to the anaemia? I asked mine and she said it definitely wasn't - was v. surprised frankly ...

Countingthegreyhairs Thu 30-Jul-09 21:49:37

I know Hollyoaks. And the standard line from the doc is "oh periods usually get better after you've had a child"

not

panicpants Thu 30-Jul-09 21:50:46

Hollyoaks - I'm exactly the same.

Hollyoaks Thu 30-Jul-09 21:54:36

Glad its not just me, though the only bonus is my cycle is bang on time and I know exactly when I ovulate and exactly when I'm due.

fuzzywuzzy Thu 30-Jul-09 21:55:46

Dr, said the anemia wasn't helping it, I've felt a little bit better since starting iron supplements, but I'm waiting to see how I am next month!!

Portofino Thu 30-Jul-09 22:17:36

I'm 40 and my periods have been a bit erratic recently. The last couple I have been almost convinced that I;m PG due to similar symptoms. Last one I tested but negative. But this month, I felt a bit fluey, swollen, very irratable etc. I keep meaning to see GP to see whether it could be early menopause.

bootygirl Fri 31-Jul-09 17:49:10

I am the exact same only i actually cant get out of the bed due to the dry reaching and i too get the migraine at end of my period for about 2days and i ve endometriosis so the pain at the same time lasts for 10days even when on very strong pain killers.
Also get bad sciatica and suffer mid month as well....

bootygirl Fri 31-Jul-09 17:51:26

i am so glad that other people get this too as i was starting to think i was going out of my mind!
not that helps anyone else!

HowlingCow Fri 31-Jul-09 20:08:25

Can't believe how many people seem to suffer the same symptoms! I only made the link with feeling like this to my period the other day. My legs have got that achey fluey sensation now but paracetomol seems to sort that out. Thanks for all your responses!

janeite Fri 31-Jul-09 20:13:00

Yes - I get it in the legs too - tis horrible. I feel terrible today. On the other hand, I'm hoping this means my period is going to come early and be gone before I go away.

saintlydamemrsturnip Fri 31-Jul-09 20:17:22

I get it and have done for the last few years (am now 38). I find it feels quite low sugerish as well so I tend to make sure I eat something.

corblimeymadam Fri 31-Jul-09 20:35:34

I have had this since having dd - usually starting around day 21 of my 28 day cycle and lasting for 3/4 days. Weak in the legs, shaky nauseous like ms. I thought I was anaemic but no. Periods got much heavier in the last 18mths too. I'm now 41 but am 6mths pg with #2 and HOPING it won't get worse after bubs is born. <Ostrich emoticon>

thirtypence Sun 02-Aug-09 04:54:58

I got the flu leg feeling last month and cancelled a weeks work because I thought I must have swine flu.

Had a lovely week off and then my period started and I felt a bit of an idiot.

But I really did feel completely grim.

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