What causes you to have flu like symptoms and feel ill a few days to a week before your menstral cycle?

Likely unrelated. Your symptoms are most likely unrelated to your menstrual cycle. It is possible you have a respiratory virus if you are having flu-like symptoms. If rest and plenty of fluids do not make you feel better within a couple days, you might consider visiting the doctor. Could also be hormonal rhinitis? Or allergies.

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Flu-like symptoms about 3-5 days before the start of my menstrual cycle normal?

PMS. Premenstrual symptoms are common and varied. I have seen lots of pms complaints, but 'flu-like', not yet. If you mean headache, absolutely. If you mean fatigue, you bet. But the fever that usually accompanies flu is not a premenstrual phenomenon, except that basal body temperature rises by about 1 degree during the ten days or so prior to menses. Read more...

Missed Menstrual Cycle now 8 days, but negative pregnancy test. Now I'm experiencing flu like symptoms. Can I possibly be pregnant?

Unlikely. The two issues may be unrelated. If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 8 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days, if you do not 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. Read more...