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Why am I so hungry before my period?

Why am I so hungry before my period?

Hormonal changes: Mother nature probably is trying to help "fatten you up" in case you are pregnant each month.

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Why am I so hungry 2 weeks before my period?

Why am I so hungry 2 weeks before my period?

Hungar pangs: There is no known medical explanation for your concerns. It appears to be a random occurrence. I will suggest that you eat healthy. If you are hungry, snack on fruits and vegetables if you feel hungry after a regular meal. Hydrate well. Speak to your doctor if your concerns continue.

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Why am I always so hungry and tired before my period?

Why am I always so hungry and tired before my period?

Hungry and tired: Not an uncommon problem and quite annoying. See your doctor and/or a dietitian and they will help you through this.

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Why do I get so hungry before my period? Like I could just eat for hours!

Why do I get so hungry before my period? Like I could just eat for hours!

Totally normal!: This happens to me too. It's due to changes in hormones. Progesterone is an appetite stimulant and it is the predominant hormone in that phase of the menstrual cycle. I, personally, try to ignore the hunger so I don't gain weight :-).

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When I get my period I get so hungry even after a meal I don't get full and after 15 minutes i'am hungry again. What should I do?

When I get my period I get so hungry even after a meal I don't get full and after 15 minutes i'am hungry again. What should I do?

Birth control pills: Take the pills non-stop for several months. This way you don't get a period it may help your skin and you can see if that helps your problem with binge overeating. If not, you may need some nutritional counselling.

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Increased appetite before period is normal?

Increased appetite before period is normal?

Yes: Your hormone levels change dramatically just before your period and these changes can increase your appetite. Its normal and common. Chocolate is a favorite food during this time for many women. Best wishes!

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Is it normal for me not to be hungry on my period?

Is it normal for me not to be hungry on my period?

Yes: The hormonal changes of your cycle may be responsible. It may be helpful to stick to a sensible diet to avoid the overeating that follows this fasting.

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Normal to feel hungry a week before period?

Normal to feel hungry a week before period?

PMS: Affects women in many different ways. This is the way it is for you!

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Increased appetite after period. Is that normal?

Yes: The hormonal fluctuations around the time of your period are significant. Many women have food cravings or an increased appetite during this time. Best wishes!

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Is it normal to feel more hungry when you have your period?

Is it normal to feel more hungry when you have your period?

Sure: Use your past history as a guide. Since you are 32 you have lots of periods to compare to. If this always happens to you then it's normal. If this has never happened then maybe your just hungry today and need a snack.

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Is it okay to let yourself go hungry for a period of time, ie. During meal times. Or should you always eat when you are hungry?

Is it okay to let yourself go hungry for a period of time, ie. During meal times. Or should you always eat when you are hungry?

No problem missing: There is no serious issues from eating at regular meal times and not snacking between meals. Eating frequently is a good way to become obese.

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Past week=sudden increased appetite. Like I feel like a teenage boy about to go through a growth spurt. Got period 5 years ago, so prob not growth?

Past week=sudden increased appetite. Like I feel like a teenage boy about to go through a growth spurt. Got period 5 years ago, so prob not growth?

Not growing: 5 years after your first period you should be fully grown so a growth spurt is not likely. If you have an increasing appetite it is probably from other factors. Increased calorie needs can result from new levels of exercise, new body requirements (pregnancy), or nutritional deficiencies (iron deficiency anemia).

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Why does getting my period make me hungry?

Why does getting my period make me hungry?

Hormone changes: This is due to a change in your hormonal levels that occurs near and through menstruation. It is quite normal to have this symptom.

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Is it Normal To Come on my Period Twice in Less Than 2 Weeks? Also I Get Hungry But Most of the Time I Can't even eat it or I'll Just waste it.

Is it Normal To Come on my Period Twice in Less Than 2 Weeks? Also I Get Hungry But Most of the Time I Can't even eat it or I'll Just waste it.

Period twice/month: Not usual but there is variation, may be due to stress, would also check HCG as implantation bleeding can seem like period. Also check for infection/ vaginitis. follow up with urgent care /doctor

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Spotting lately on & off!! Eatting lots of ice lately!! Not being hungry tired some of the time. 2 period in december & I was intimate. Help me?

Spotting lately on & off!! Eatting lots of ice lately!! Not being hungry tired some of the time. 2 period in december & I was intimate. Help me?

Blood test: Eating ice in women is often associated with iron deficiency anemia. You may see your doctor for a blood test. You could take oral iron supplement available over the counter. If you intend to be pregnant, take pre-natal vitamins. If you do not want to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time.

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Light bleeding 14days before period. Period lasted 5days, very hungry with it. 5 days after period finished, light bleeding when wiping started again?

Light bleeding 14days before period. Period lasted 5days, very hungry with it. 5 days after period finished, light bleeding when wiping started again?

Bleeding: This is a condition called dysfunctional uterine bleeding - meaning menstrual bleeding outside of typical levels. You need to see your gyn or primary physician to check on causes. You may need an ultrasound to see if there are any abnormalities and have your hormone levels checked.

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