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Does anyone else get really flu-ey as they start their period?

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OfMe Sun 30-Jun-19 17:17:16

Haven't had one in months but I'm 44, have been on a VLCD, had no chance of being pg as had the snip 8 years ago, and have been quite stressed with work recently, so wasn't overly worried about not coming on. However yesterday I went down like a ton of bricks throughout the day - headache, sore throat, high temperature - just thought I'd caught something. But this morning my period's started, and I realised that this does happen quite a lot - I feel coldy or fluey and then I start. Anyone else get this?

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Jacqattacq Sun 30-Jun-19 17:29:57

Yes. I get a horrible headache for the couple of days prior to my period and a sore throat that feels as though tonsillitis is starting the day before. It’s so weird.

JoyceJeffries Sun 30-Jun-19 17:35:40

I feel utterly exhausted for 3 or 4 days before my period starts.

BetterEatCheese Sun 30-Jun-19 18:07:21

I feel terrible two days before, physically and emotionally awful. The day before I tend to want to eat everything in sight, then all is once it's started

PenguinsRabbits Mon 01-Jul-19 19:31:34

I always get a headache first day of period and feel dizzy in period. I'm mid 40s - had three periods last month, argh. Can feel fluish in them yes. I did test anaemic but even when that resolved continued and gynae said would be hormones but no solution offered.

Whatsnewpussyhat Mon 01-Jul-19 19:34:49

I get a horrible headache for the couple of days prior to my period and a sore throat that feels as though tonsillitis is starting the day before

This is me too. Feels like the beginning of a head cold.

GenevaMaybe Mon 01-Jul-19 19:37:48

Yes I do!

BuffaloCauliflower Mon 01-Jul-19 19:39:18

I just get super tired and lethargic for 2-3 days, enjoying that right now 😐

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