A 46-year-old female asked:
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why do i get really emotional when i first start my period lately?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Dropping hormones: Fluctuations in your female hormones.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?fluid retention: One theory is that premenstrual fluid retention in the brain causes emotional changes. Some women are prescribed mild diuretics a week before their period is due to avoid this brain swelling. Discuss this with your md or gynecologist. Make sure that you take potassium by food or medication when on diuretics.
Answered on Feb 10, 2014
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
? hormonal changes: It is not an uncommon symptoms and has no clear etiology. My answer is not helpful but there is a long list of possible causes and you may wish to consult this site. http://symptomchecker.webmd.com/multiple-symptoms?symptoms=fatigue|irregular-menstrual-periods|mood-swings|nausea-or-vomiting;symptomids=98|128|267|156;locations=66|35|2|22.
Answered on Feb 10, 2014

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emotional changes: are common for many women during their periods &/or premenstrual time. If this is hampering your happiness - consider medical eval. Take care.
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No: But this is not uncommon.

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