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Light Headed During Menstrual Cycle
26 years old. High school athlete. Not active for past 5 years. Light headed, weak legs, cloudy vision, hard to breathe during exercise. What's wrong?
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
I always get light headed during my menstrual cycle, my period isn't heavy but could it be iron deficiency?
Probably not: Most likely this is due to drop in blood pressure. Some women can get migraine with dizziness during periods. If periods are not heavy then your iron levels should be good provided you have s good diet. If in doubt get blood test done. Please see GP when symptomatic to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Not typically: Make sure you are not anemic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Day one of my menstural cycle is today and I took Midol for cramps. Right now I'm light headed with no energy, and keep getting hot. Is this normal?
This is possible:
Just make sure you rest, and stay hydrated.
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during menses I have dizziness, vomiting, vein swelling of the left neck, half of head pain. No menses but pain in center forehead a bit dizzinessWhat?
Can be tricky to treat. Headaches that are exacerbated or brought on by menses are treated a bit differently than your typical migraine. I suggest you see a neurologist to address your salutation in more detail. If you don't get this sorted out you can consult with one of my colleagues or with me (I'm a neurologist)
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Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back. Help
The amount of blood lost in a normal period cannot by any means reoved the hemosiderin deposits in your skin. You are also too young for this to be a factor, in that you are female.
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Hormone cycles: If you have significant acne and are not pregnant, not in kidney failure, then you can clear acne by taking daily spironolactone. It counteracts androgens (male hormones). Usual dose is 100mg but could be 25-200mg. It is usually free of side effects. After 2 or 3 menst. Cycles the acne is usually gone. Then you continue it to maintain control. Local pharmacy here sells 90 pills with rx for $17. It. ...Read more
During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?
I have a recurring rash and crack on the corner of my mouth. Seems to only occur during my menstrual cycle. Could it be angular chelitis?
Yes: Angular cheilitis is caused by SALIVA drawn into a deep fold of skin. Mostly during sleep. Typically an older person who has lost teeth. If you are "dehydrated", WHY? If you are allergic to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) why are you currently taking it? Why doxycycline? Try using vaseline or Aquaphor at corners of mouth. Apply several times at day but especially at night. ...Read more
Could an eye twitch happen during menstrual cycle or it isn't related to it? I've gotten some good sleep, but my cycle has me stressed out.
Don't worry: Your eye twitch is very common, I assume it is with your lower eyelid. I and many many of my patients have had this!!! Don't worry ...Read more
19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns back again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addison's found.?
No: No, it's not normal to experience anxiety and dizziness with your menstrual period or cycle. Pms, though, can cause many kinds of symptoms. Dizziness is not generally one of them -- nor is the low blood pressure you mention in your additional clinical information. Hoping you'll see your physician soon, to get this checked out. ...Read more
Can dizziness and vomiting with no fever be linked to a car accident two days prior, her menstrual cycle also began today.
Have menstrual migraines w bad nausea dizziness pressure eye/neck pain since I hit puberty but r cold sensations on top of head normal symptom?
Hello I'm 23 year old female. I'm experiencing delay menstrual cycle from last 2-3 years. I sometimes feel burning sensation on the top of my head. And Dizziness all the time. My head spins. Sometimes my Blood pressure fluctuates too. I have Stomach problem
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor so they can list all your problems and prioritize it based on the severity of the problem and find out if there is any connection between the problems or try are simply a separate problems happen to hit you at once. The bottom line see a doctor ...Read more
Light headed: During excercize it's important to get enough oxygen to the brain so make sure your blood flow is sufficient by hydrating sufficiently. Some salt in the diet helps the water stay with you. If dizziness or pain persists. Stop exercising and see your doctor before continuing as your heart may be the cause. ...Read more
My son and I were exposed to indirect gas fumes for 5 hrs during a drive, from an item we had in our vehicle. I got light-headed. Should I see a dr?
Carbon monoxide expo:
Headache (the most common presenting symptom), malaise, nausea, and dizziness, and may be misdiagnosed with acute viral syndromes. A careful neurologic examination is crucial. Patients may manifest symptoms ranging from mild confusion to coma.
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May be BPV: Bpv or benign positional vertigo occurs when the head assumes a more horizontal position or the affected ear is closer to the floor. Shortly after assuming or getting out of the inciting position, often laying down, there is brief spinning lasting. ...Read more
I'm taking losartan, and prior and now during I'm still getting light headed every now and then. What should I do?
Getting often light headed during the day when I am on thiazide medication? Is it side effect of thiazide 20 mg medication?
How fast?: The normal response to exercise would be a relatively rapid rise in your heart rate from a typical resting, near 70 bpm, to ~140 bpm, over 1-5 minutes. If the heart rate seems to jump to suddenly, to a fast rate, or the rate is over 184, with peak exercise, it may be an "arrhythmia". Many arrhythmias are triggered by exercise, so it's difficult to tell the difference. See cardiologist ASAP. ...Read more
I have asthma and I always get dizzy and light headed, especially during afternoons. Does my asthma have something to do with this?
During a new exercise regime I felt light headed breathless, sick and then I fainted after I was very weak, then had lucozade and felt fine.?
Urgent eval: You should be checked for heart issues immediately, that's not normal at all... ...Read more
I have a lower back pain after working out and I'm kind of light headed and during my workout my lower back popped a few times what does that mean?
You probably: Are not working out properly either in total routine or on one or more of the weights or machines. Ask someone at the fun to help you you might need to slow down your workouts to prevent the lightheadedness and be sure you stay properly hydrated during the work out ...Read more
Feeling jittery and light headed for the last past couple of days... it will come and go during the day what could this be?
Young, active female (27), fainted for the 1st time during a moderately strenuous workout. 2 days later, still feeling light headed on occasion.
Fainting: Or "syncope" as we refer to it has many possible causes: neurologic, vascular (like low blood pressure), heart problems, electrolyte imbalance, anemia, etc You should make an appointment to be checked by a physician, have lab work and other studies if deemed necessary, especially to rule out any serious conditions. Even young, healthy, fit individuals can have unidentified medical problems. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more