Dizziness during menstrual period?
Posted February 22 2007 - 09:00 AM
Does anyone else experience this? If so, is there anything I can do, or take that could help combat the dizzy spells? Like I said, they don't happen every cycle, but they seem to occur during the times in which I'm bleeding more, specifically on the second day when it's always heavier for me. (Sorry if TMI!)
I take a daily women's multi-vitamin, but I wondered if maybe my iron levels are too low during that time of the month due to blood loss and that's why I get so dizzy? Should I think about taking some extra iron during my menstrual periods?
Posted February 22 2007 - 09:27 AM
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Posted February 22 2007 - 11:28 AM
i get dizzy when i bleed heavy too.
maybe your body just wants you to rest?
hope you feel better soon :]
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Posted February 22 2007 - 03:58 PM
I'd say it's normal during heavy periods. Most women I know don't usually have problems like that, but heavy periods are also a bit more rare for most women. Even now, at 19 (I haven't gotten extremely sick from PMS/menstruation since I was about 16) I usually have to call my husband in to help me out of the bath, because I get hot and dizzy and nearly pass out. Heating pads help with cramps, but get too hot and make me sick.
The best thing, I've found (for the dizziness AND cramps, because I don't like taking Advil or anything) is to drink something warm with sugar in it (warm apple cider, hot chocolate, etc) and eat soups, etc. Cramps are usually worse during heavy periods, and soups, salads, light breads, etc. are easier on your stomach, too. They're also things that you can eat a few times a day (I call them "lunch foods", heh) and not feel completely full by dinnertime, so you're getting vitamins/energy all day and giving your body plenty of time to digest and process it all.
Sometimes, I'm afraid it'll all fade away...
and instead, sky scrapers will stand in the way.
Posted February 23 2007 - 07:14 AM
Anyway, thanks again, and I'm definitely going to try these suggestions out next time!
Posted February 24 2007 - 09:08 PM
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