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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are common causes of extreme fatigue, body aching and fluid retention besides pms?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are common causes of extreme fatigue, body aching and fluid retention besides pms?

Fatigue: Things to rule out are heart or blood vessels, kidneys, blood such as anemia, electrolyte imbalance, or effect of medications. Your primary care doctor is your best one to consult. ...Read more

Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more


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Aside from limiting sodium intake and drinking more water, is there anything else I can do to reduce/get rid of PMS-related fluid retention?

Aside from limiting sodium intake and drinking more water, is there anything else I can do to reduce/get rid of PMS-related fluid retention?

Some PMS options: Consider hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics & exercise. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, or Black Cohosh. ...Read more

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I’m doing 24 hr urine microalbumin/creatinine; and 24 hr calcium/creatinine. During PMS wk with fluid retention/less urine. Will it distort results?

I’m doing 24 hr urine microalbumin/creatinine; and 24 hr calcium/creatinine.  During PMS wk with fluid retention/less urine.  Will it distort results?

Could be : Your changes that happen during your menses not reflecting your physiology during the rest of the month,the results will not be as accurate ...Read more

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Premenstrual syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Have been taking Chasteberry for PMS I am suffering from water retention that I haven't had before. Could it be the Chasteberry?

Have been taking Chasteberry for PMS I am suffering from water retention that I haven't had before. Could it be the Chasteberry?

Maybe: When it comes to supplements, there are no standardization processes, so it is hard to tell what you are getting or how much you are getting. In addition, each company uses different fillers. I would recommend stopping if you are getting any unusual side effects. If no improvement in your symptoms follow up with a doctor to make sure other medical conditions are not causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to help me. PMS in postmenapause an drugs intensify this . water retention , dizziness, headache, balance trouble. been 14 yrs. ?

Does anyone know how to help me. PMS in postmenapause an drugs intensify this  . water retention , dizziness, headache, balance trouble. been 14 yrs. ?

PMS: Water retention common with PMS but headache and balancing issues are not a part and parcel of PMS symptomatology. Get your cervical spine checked. Also it could coming from ear problems. See your MD for further guidance. ...Read more

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Are PMS symptoms normal to have up to 10 days before I come on? I have the worst water retention, bloating, and mood swings. What can help?

Are PMS symptoms normal to have up to 10 days before I come on? I have the worst water retention, bloating, and mood swings. What can help?

Past history: Use your past menstrual cycles as a historical guide. If this always happens with each cycle then PMS is a possible cause. If this is a one time thing then PMS is not likely the cause. PMS can be managed with birth control methods. Sometimes antidepressants can be used during the 2nd half of the cycle to help control ...Read more

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Why is no one answering my question. i feel PMS an its causing anxiety .. water retention from antidepressants makin me worse ?

Why is no one answering my question. i feel PMS an its causing anxiety .. water retention from antidepressants makin me worse ?

At 57?: At 57 I would expect you to be post-menopausal and PMS just happens right before your period. You may have the diagnosis wrong and it is unclear exactly what you are asking. ...Read more

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I am post menapausal. antidepressants causin PMS dizziness...water retention....idiopathic edema makin me sick?

I am post menapausal. antidepressants causin  PMS  dizziness...water retention....idiopathic edema makin me sick?

Psychopharmacologist: Sounds like you need a referral from your Primary Care Provider to a PsychoPharmacologist....a PHYSICIAN with experience in treating various Psychiatric issues and knows the many medications available thus can find the "RIGHT ONES" for YOU! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Cant take antidepressants, benzo,s an birth control, melatonin ,water retention is ingredient causing dizziness ect. PMS like in post menapause help?

Cant take antidepressants, benzo,s an birth control, melatonin ,water retention is ingredient causing dizziness ect.  PMS like in post menapause help?

Dizziness: There are myriad causes for dizziness, you need a thorough history and physical exam to begin answering and addressing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are bloating and feeling gassy be from pms?

Are bloating and feeling gassy be from pms?

Very common error: Almost everyone - both genders - all ages - think bloating/gas is part of pms. Perhaps it is time to add it into the definition since usage is an important part of meaning. But, till they do - pms is only the emotional components - moody, irritable, etc. The physical features are there and can be the biggest complaint, but without emotional symptoms - you don't (officially) have pms. Feel better? ...Read more

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Experiencing bloating: PMS or pregnancy?

Experiencing bloating: PMS or pregnancy?

Neither exactly: One can have bloating before the period, but while it can feel awful, it is not called pms.Pms is only diagnosed on emotional symptoms - irritability, tension, or unhappiness - that appear predictably before the period, reduce or disappear just before or during and remain absent until the next cycle. Pregnancy may or may not include bloating. Unpleasant gas can happen to anyone - ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I combat pms-induced bloating?

How can I combat pms-induced bloating?

Waterpills!!!: Consider using short term diuretics before the onset of menses. Something like spironolactone. This can help reduce the water retention. ...Read more

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What can I do about PMS bloating. Nothing I've tried works. If I drink more or I drink less nothing works. Fibre, exercise, everything makes it worse?

What can I do about PMS bloating. Nothing I've tried works. If I drink more or I drink less nothing works. Fibre, exercise, everything makes it worse?

PMS: I am wondering if PMS is the sole cause of your bloating. Try some diet changes like cut down on some foods like milk and dairy products,Beans,Some vegetables, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, potatoes, and corn,Some whole grains, such as wheat,Artificial sweeteners.Soda and other fizzy drinks,Chewing gum. Consult a physician for discussing treatment of PMS. ...Read more

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Is it normail to have PMS pain and bloating for 2 weeks before period?

Is it normail to have PMS pain and bloating for 2 weeks before period?

Yes: Bloating is usually caused by the elevated Progesterone levels that occurs when you ovulate. This happens 2 weeks before the period. ...Read more

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What to do if i know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

What to do if i know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

Yes, can be: The mass general center for women's mental health includes several physical symptoms in pms diagnosis, including breast tenderness/swelling, joint pains, headaches, bloating, etc -- weight gain is also part of the dsm iv-tr & dsm 5 criteria for pmdd (a more severe form of pms). For diagnosis one needs emotional symptoms also: http://currentpsychiatry.Com/pdf/1104/1104cp_meltzer-brody.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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I have PMS. I noticed this & was wondering. Is there a difference between bloating and weight gain? I look bigger, but weight is the same.

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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I have PMS. I noticed this & was wondering. Is there a difference between bloating and weight gain? I look bigger, but weight is the same.

Bloating vs wt gain: Check out http://www.healthline.com/symptom/abdominal-bloating & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739 re bloating, which doesn't necessarily affect your weight. However, your weight may fluctuate in response to hormone cycles which may be explained by fluid retention aka edema. Birth control pills can be used to treat/prevent PMS. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more