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anyone else always get some sort of sickness when on their period?

(5 Posts)
charlietangoteakettlebarbeque Thu 20-Mar-14 15:18:51

Ever since I remember, I always seem to catch some sort of illness while I'm on my period. This month I have a head cold, last month it was gastroenteritis, for example.

Admittedly, the past 2 months have been particularly bad. But it's always something! Headaches, earache, diarrhoea, constipation, sniffles, gut ache, indigestion etc etc never just a "normal" period with "normal" period pain. Although I also get bad period pain to boot.

Anyone else have this? Is there anything I can do? I'm on the pill microgynon.

Artandco Thu 20-Mar-14 15:22:01

No idea. I'm on microgyon also and No side affects. Intake a few packs back to back also so only have maybe 4 a year

charlietangoteakettlebarbeque Thu 20-Mar-14 15:29:07

Hiya thanks for replying. I don't think it's the pill as this was happening before I started taking contraception. I also sometimes carry on taking it without a break just so I don't have to suffer a period. But I get scared that it's bad to do this?

I wonder if any other form of contraception would help me?

Just pondering while I lie here in pain! [Sad]

digerd Thu 20-Mar-14 20:27:58

I can remember many moons ago, that every month I had my period I also caught a horrible cold. No contraceptive pill available for single women in the olden days. But when I did go on it later it was sheer bliss - no flooding and no period pains. The pills were stronger then than the current ones are .
You could ask to try a different pill. For many women the pill does alleviate period pains.
Good luck.

charlietangoteakettlebarbeque Thu 20-Mar-14 20:31:34

Hi digerd thanks for replying. Good to know I'm not the only one as it does seem like it sometimes. I have an apt with doc on Monday and will ask about alternative contraception while I'm there. God I hate periods!

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