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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hi, i often feel lethargic during my period. my flow is medium, and lasts up to four days. how can beat the lethargy. is there a supplement perhaps?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doctor visit: The tired feeling could be due to many different causes. Anemia, depression, subclinical hypothryoidism, drug reaction come to mind. See a doctor for labs, exam and then consider medication (antidepressant, BCP, ibuprofen) during this particular time of month. No supplement that I know of. If all OK try increasing exercise it helps to stimulate endorphins. The body natural pain response mechanism.
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