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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Increasing fatigue and flu symptoms week before period. Last month I felt nausea and fainted while working. I am not able to afford this pms "illness"?

Increasing fatigue and flu symptoms week before period. Last month I felt nausea and fainted while working. I am not able to afford this pms "illness"?

Premenstrual Dyspho: I understand your distress, feeling overwhelmed and frustration. These symptoms are likely due to Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). Fainting may be due to emotional stress, pain, dehydration, heavy sweating, exhaustion, or other medical problem. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoking See your Gynecologist and Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication. Therapy, Breathing Relaxation, Meditation. ...Read more

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Is it common to have flu like symptoms before period? Is it a sign of perimenopause?

Is it common to have flu like symptoms before period? Is it a sign of perimenopause?

You could have PMS: Sx's prior to menses. 35 years old would definitely be pretty young for perimenopause. Premenstrual syndrome (pms) symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ;. ...Read more

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Why do I have flu symptoms before I have my period?

Why do I have flu symptoms before I have my period?

What symptoms : What do you mean by "flu symptoms?" many things can act peri menstrual symptoms. Does this bother you? Consider asking our doc about birth control methods to help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience flu like symptoms before a period? For example aching muscles/feeling weak and tired?

Is it possible to experience flu like symptoms before a period? For example aching muscles/feeling weak and tired?

MYALGIAS/FATIGUE: MYALGIAS and Fatigue are very Common components to PMS. You can ease symptoms and minimize severity with a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com/gutbliss.com and a variety of vitamins that I recommend on rejuvenation-science.com especially Uniquinol Also follow up for exams and labs with your doctor. Especially VitD/B12/Folic Acid/iron studies. Often women are mildly anemic and are unaware . ...Read more

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23 years old. Had unprotected sex withdrawal method, period came that night. Now flu symptoms. Preg?

23 years old. Had unprotected sex withdrawal method, period came that night. Now flu symptoms. Preg?

Hard to tell: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly and read correctly, the week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after having sex. If worried about pregnancy, one can do another urine pregnancy test another week later. ...Read more

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38/f, depression, migraines, exhaustion, flu symptoms with period. On depression meds- unhelpful. Living in japan, local doctors unhelpful. ?

38/f, depression, migraines, exhaustion, flu symptoms with period. On depression meds- unhelpful. Living in japan, local doctors unhelpful. ?

Are you seeing: A psychiatrist or primary care physician? Have you met with a psychologist to talk about your depression? If you are not getting the help you need consult with another professional for a second opinion. There are different kinds of treatment for depression , cognitive behavioral, analytic, different medications to try. Don't get discouraged try a different approach. ...Read more

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Upset stomach and threw up last night no flu symptoms expecting period in a week is it possibly flu?

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Not likely?: It's early, so it's hard to tell; however, if you don't have the other flu symptoms, this sounds like a gastrointestinal issue, either a food poisoning incident or a viral gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Sore lymph node then sore throat for a wk, no flu symptoms. Then sudden 8lb gain in 2 mos, w migraines > 1x per mo, no period for 3 mos, not pregnant.

Sore lymph node then sore throat for a wk, no flu symptoms. Then sudden 8lb gain in 2 mos, w migraines > 1x per mo, no period for 3 mos, not pregnant.

Check for thyroid dz: That's an interesting history. The first part sounds like a viral infection. It may have affected your thyroid gland. Menstrual irregularities are common in thyroid disease. The weight gain suggests and underactive thyroid. I would begin with confirm you are not pregnant and testing your thyroid stimulating hormone level (TSH). ...Read more

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Having nausea,fatigue, lower abdo pain, feeling very hot, loss of appetite, flu symptoms, dizzy, faint, pain under left breast, missed period -hpt?

Having nausea,fatigue, lower abdo pain, feeling very hot, loss of appetite, flu symptoms,  dizzy, faint, pain under left breast, missed period -hpt?

Not pregnant: Since your pregnancy test is negative you are not pregnant and you can mark that off the list. Since there are so many symptoms in all different unrelated body systems this complex combination of symptoms will require a visit to your primary care doctor to hep sort it out. ...Read more