A 22-year-old female asked:
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why do i get so tired when im on my period?

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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 these can add to stress causing you to feel tired.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Anemia: It maybe from being a bit iron deficient from the blood loss, have your iron levels checked by your doctor. Another possible issue is that you have PMDD, premenstrual dysmorphic disorder and being overly tired and irritable during your period is one of the signs of this hormonal phenomena.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
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