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5 to 7 days before period I start to have reflux, severe nausea, jittery, insomnia, loss of appetite and elevated body temperature.

5 to 7 days before period I start to have reflux, severe nausea, jittery, insomnia, loss of appetite and elevated body temperature.

PMS: Its all part of Premenstrual symptoms.
Tension or anxiety
Depressed mood
Crying spells
Mood swings and irritability or anger
Appetite changes and food cravings
Trouble falling asleep (insomnia)
Social withdrawal
Poor concentration
Joint or muscle pain
Headache
Fatigue
Weight gain related to fluid retention
Abdominal bloating ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more


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Feeling nauseous, loss of appetite&frequent migraines. Negative preg test on 4/02. Had worse menstrual pain than usual before period on 8/02. Preg?

You know, prob not: Migraine headaches can be worse during menstrual periods. They are not normally a sign of pregnancy. They may be associated with nausea and loss of appetite. Considering your negative pregnancy test, perhaps you just have a bad patch of migraine headache symptoms. Just a thought. ...Read more

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5 to 7 days before period I start to have reflux, severe nausea, jittery, insomnia, loss of appetite and elevated body temperature, hot flashes chills?

5 to 7 days before period I start to have reflux, severe nausea, jittery, insomnia, loss of appetite and elevated body temperature, hot flashes chills?

Premenstrual: If these symptoms occur each and every month in conjunction with your periods, they may well be mediated by the hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle. Treatment would be symptomatic with bland, low fat, low salt diet, flat ginger ale to relieve nausea and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Discuss this with your gynecologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a loss of appetite during your period? Not complaning, just curious.

Is it normal to have a loss of appetite during your period? Not complaning, just curious.

Appetite loss&increa: It varies, some have increase in appetite and others loss of appetite.Both are normal, as long as normal appetite returns after the periods. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal to have a loss of appetite during period?

Is it abnormal to have a loss of appetite during period?

It can happen: You could be constipated, nauseous or in pain - all those things can affect appetite. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nausea and loss of appetite when on your period?

Yes: Freda,

Loss of appetite and nausea are very common menstrual symptoms. If you are overweight, it is OK not to eat if you aren't hungry. If you are normal weight or under weight, you should be sure to eat as much as you can, despite the loss of appetite. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some reasons for a loss of appetite for a long period of time?

A multitude of cause: There could be a lot of reasons. Depression, stress, gastrointestinal problems, endocrine causes, even in the worst scenario cancer. (very low incidence in your age)
If you are losing weight you should be screened for depression, look at the stress in your life and get some testing done.
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Is it normal to have loss of appetite after your period is finished? I usually eat a ton before my period starts. During and after I cant look at food

Is it normal to have loss of appetite after your period is finished? I usually eat a ton before my period starts. During and after I cant look at food

Appetite changes: Common with hormonal tides. To establish a healthy relationship with the effects of progesterone which rises after ovulation, plan your meals accordingly.
Progesterone influences how women's sleep, mood and appetite. Talk to a gynecologist who is adept in treating premenstrual changes such as PMDD and sleep disturbances. I'm sorry that this physiologic event becomes the butt of sexist jokes! ...Read more

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Can my loss of appetite and aversion to smell be a symptom/result of being on my period?! This happens almost every time I'm on my cycle. Thanks!

Can my loss of appetite and aversion to smell be a symptom/result of being on my period?! This happens almost every time I'm on my cycle. Thanks!

Yes: The hormonal changes that come with your period can cause that sensation. It is important that you find things that you can eat during that time in order to keep up your nutrition. Taking a multivitamin is also a good idea. ...Read more

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Is shaking, lightheadedness, and loss of appetite normal to get when girls are on their period?

Is shaking, lightheadedness, and loss of appetite normal to get when girls are on their period?

Shaking on period: Shaking and lightheadedness are totally normal on your period. Do not worry. Make sure you drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet and you will get through it good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Can my period cause loss of appetite due to hormones? I'm 20 and my period is still changing & irregular so I wondered if less appetite was a change??

Can my period cause loss of appetite due to hormones? I'm 20 and my period is still changing & irregular so I wondered if less appetite was a change??

Irregular period: Periods vary widely from woman to woman. Some periods are punctual, some are unpredictable. See your doctor who may prescribe you oral contraceptives to regulate your menstrual period. ...Read more

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I'm feeling ugh before my period; a loss of appetite and sluggishness which I believe to be normal. Do you have any helpful food suggestions for this?

I'm feeling ugh before my period; a loss of appetite and sluggishness which I believe to be normal. Do you have any helpful food suggestions for this?

Stick with liquids: You are right about this feeling being normal for many women pre period (except chocolate cravings), and for that reason most women stick with easily digestible foods and liquids which make it less likely to vomit. This feeling is very temporary, and will usually pass in a few days. ...Read more

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I started my period yesterday. I've been nauseous and have had a loss of appetite. Yesterday my cramps were really bad and I'm bleeding less today?

I started my period yesterday. I've been nauseous and have had a loss of appetite. Yesterday my cramps were really bad and I'm bleeding less today?

Check pg test.: If you are sexually active, Check a pg in 2-4 days, and anytime your period is abnormal, in length, symptoms, or timing. Repeat in a week and if negative, and you miss another period, see your doc to find out why. Follow the instructions on the kit, and be sure it has not expired. Also, infections can occur, if you are at risk of pregnancy. So get checked for those if your pg test is negative. ...Read more

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Period 4 days late, mild cramps and headaches, bloated and bms 3x a day, loss of appetite, neg hpt 5 days ago.... False negative? Or something else

More testing: Pregnancy hormones may not yet have been elevated 5 days ago, so repeat the test first. If it is still negative and your period still doesn't appear in the next week you should be checked for other problems. ...Read more

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I am 8 days late on my period and have no other symptoms besides loss of appetite. I have not had unprotected sex since August could I be pregnant and?

I am 8 days late on my period and have no other symptoms besides loss of appetite. I have not had unprotected sex since August could I be pregnant and?

Pregnancy test: If your protection was not perfect, you could be pregnant, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Started period yesterday. Heavy & painful. Having weakness, chills, & nausea now. Loss of appetite very tired. Insomnia.

Started period yesterday. Heavy & painful. Having weakness, chills, & nausea now. Loss of appetite very tired. Insomnia.

Head to the ER: Hi Carla, I'm not entirely sure why you are having such terrible symptoms, but you should be evaluated as soon as possible, either in the nearest emergency room or at the very least an urgent appointment at your primary care physician's office. Bleeding, weakness and chills is a dangerous combination of symptoms. Hope you feel well soon! ...Read more

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Just got off period. Had unprotected sex day after it. Spotting for 3 days mild cramps moody loss of appetite. What could this mean? Pregnant?

Just got off period. Had unprotected sex day after it. Spotting for 3 days mild cramps moody loss of appetite. What could this mean? Pregnant?

Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite, loss of concentration, nausea, diffiulty with speaking, unexpected period, tiredness for 6 mts. Side effect of pill? Anything other?

Fatigue: Birth control pills do not usually give symptoms you have. See your PCP for evaluation for possible causes of chronic fatigue which are many like thyroid, CFIDS or anemia. ...Read more

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So I didn't get my period all of December and I just got it. Unusually light, bad cramps, loss of appetite, and nausea. Sexually abused 4months ago?

Stress related: So sorry to hear that u were sexually abused. No one should endure that. Did u report it? Have u sought medical attention and/or counseling? Please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. They can provide u with anonymous and confidential counseling. It is likely you symptoms are due to stress from the assault. Please seek medical attention for STD/pregnancy testing. ...Read more

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