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Periods and dizziness

Why do you feel lightheaded at this time of the month?

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    Tas — 13.02.2018 10:54
    Hi yesterday I started my period and usually it is light and I have slight pain too which is bearable nothing else along with it. But this time it is heavier and there is no pain. Also last night I felt like the room was spinning and every time I turned around in bed it would happen again. Is this linked to periods? I still feel light headed and dizzy.

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      Emma — 14.02.2018 12:16
      Hi Tas, can I ask what age you are? As this is the first time you’ve experienced this symptom it is hard to say for sure, but as above, we know that in some cases hormones can give rise to dizziness. Although we know other symptoms can also contribute such as dehydration. I would track your symptoms over the course of your period and then your next few cycles if need be, to try and get a better idea of what might be going on. However, if your symptoms get any worse, you might want to visit your doctor.

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      Tas — 14.02.2018 14:52
      20. Feeling much better today after getting a sufficient amount of sleep.

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    anjelly — 06.01.2018 15:23
    hi i want ask if this it normal. 4days before my period i feel everyday a dezziness and then my period is only two days my 3days days period is only spotting and i stell fell dezziness untell now

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      Emma — 08.01.2018 10:20
      Hi Anjelly, yes, many women can experience dizziness around the time of your period as a result of some of the reasons listed above, such as fluctuating periods. It also might be worth watching one of my video blogs to see if you suspect you might have a slight hormone imbalance: https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/periods/understanding-your-period-and-hormone-imbalance/ Also, as always, if symptoms persist or you are worried, you should visit your doctor.

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    nicole — 16.12.2017 08:48
    Hi, i feel dizzy and im on my period and i get wet with rain. is it normal? or it is cause by rain?

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      Emma — 18.12.2017 10:01
      Hi Nicole, dizziness can be associated with periods as a result of changing levels of hormones, anaemia in the case of heavy periods or as a result of painful periods. Depending on the likely root of the cause herbal remedies such as Agnus castus may be useful, then practical tips such as aiming to regulate your blood sugar, upping your iron intake and keeping properly hydrated too.

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