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cramps 2 days before period, and fainting

(5 Posts)
FossilMum Wed 20-Mar-13 21:51:00

Anyone else had period-like cramps 2 whole days before their actual period, and anyone else fainted as a result?

I'm perimenopausal, and after several days of hot flushes I fainted in the bathroom a few weeks back. Quite alarming. I'd had a few hours of cramps which felt like period pains (period due 2 days later, but cycles have been shortening lately), got up to take a paracetamol, suddenly decided I might be sick, then suddenly decided I had to lie down, then collapsed. I never was actually sick, and the period took 2.5 days to arrive. Usually my cramps show up within hours of my period; still not sure if they were proper cramps or something else gastrointestinal. I've only ever fainted once before in my life. Anyone else had this, related to menopause or otherwise??

FossilMum Thu 21-Mar-13 09:29:45


Bellaciao Tue 02-Apr-13 20:35:51

FossilMum - sorry to hear this. I would suggest getting checked out with the doc. Could it be low blood pressure?

FossilMum Sat 06-Apr-13 23:39:37

Thanks for your reply, Bellaciao. Did see doc, but he found nothing amiss. I think it was somehow related to the mystery cramps, but as I'd been having hot flushes the few days before I wondered if there might also be some strange hormone/menopause link I hadn't heard of before. So far I haven't repeated the performance, so fingers crossed it won't recur!

VenusRising Sat 20-Apr-13 16:17:27

Was it a stomach bug?
Hope you're feeling much better!

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