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why do i get dizzy before my period

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dizziness can be a: Pms sx. Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompani ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
Doubt the dx: you may be having catamenial (estrogen fluctuations related) vestibular (causing vertigo aka dizziness) migraine which sometimes can occur without the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fluid retention: Hormonal changes cause fluid shifts in the inner ear that cause some women to have dizziness with ovulation or their periods. Low sodium diet, less ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency: Yes and no. If the lady has low iron stores which is the case in 50% of young women then periods which if heavy can further stress the iron stores and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormone changes: This may be due to an increase in prostaglandins or hormone changes.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Hormones : The hormones involved with preparing your uterus for implantation create the bloating and nausea.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PMS: The hormonal shifts that occur before the period can cause many symptoms. Things you can do to improve them include: exercising regularly, increasing ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
8 years experience General Practice
Prostaglandins: Your body produces prostaglandins to help break down the lining of your uterus at the end of your cycle (if you are not pregnant). Prostaglandins caus ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Dropping hormones: Fluctuations in your female hormones.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Several possibilitie: Some people just get lightheaded during there menstrual..lightheadedness can be caused by low blood pressure anemia or anxiety
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PMDD: This is one possibility (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Basically, hormonal fluctuations may impact neurotransmitters and their balance in the bra ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe related: This is not a typical complaint but if it happens to you consistently then it is likely related to the hormonal changes associated with menstrual cycl ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Hormones: The hormones cycling prior to menses were preparing for a pregnancy that didn't happen. They increase fluid retention to varying degrees individuals. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"PMS": Because of the hormone shifts that occur just before you get your period, women report a wide variety of symptoms at this time. In your case it appea ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Murphy
28 years experience Neurology
Stomach distentuon?: It's hard to know for sure, but many people do experience this. You should start by seeing your dr to make sure there is no other medical condition, s ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Hormones: Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormone estrogen during her menstrual cycle. Estr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May be PMS.: Premenstrual syndrome (pms) symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Tired: Having a period can be stressful for some even though its a normal physiological process. There is extensive fluid shift, pain and loss of blood. All ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Exact reason unknown: but along with other uncomfortable symptoms a woman can experience migraine headaches prior to her menses. In many women these specific types of head ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NORMAL: It is not unusual to feel that way before period starts. Hormones!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones: Your corpus luteum, part of ovary that released the egg, is secreting progesterone. Progesterone is secreted to get your body prepared for pregnancy i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vasoconstriction: The blood vessels begin to constrict to allow the lining of the womb to shed. As a result you may 'feel cold".
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual migraine: Menstrual migraine is quite common and is associated with the drop in estrogen level at the end of the menstrual cycle. These type headaches usually ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely due to: Increased prostagladin production whoch can cause diarr in some women so i rec a low dose pill like loloestrin or a med like Lysteda or nasids like Mo ... Read More
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