I was wondering if it is possible to get lghtheaded or dizzy and sick to my stomach approx a week before my menstrual cycle. I have noticed for maybe the past 3 cycles about a week before my period starts I have been almost like lightheaded or dizzy, its hard to explain, I do get nauseous too and I hate it! I am not sure if it is that or maybe anxiety just getting worse because of hormones, is that possible? I am scared and I need to know!
PMS symptoms are extremely variable, and almost every symptom has been described. I do suggest checking in with your regular doctor because the symptoms are severe enough to cause you anxiety. If they are menstrual-related, they might be alleviated by a medication such as Sarafem which is approved for treatment of PMS.
It might be helpful for your doctor if you keep a symptom diary documenting which symptoms are worse on which days of the cycle--sometimes there is an obvious relationship to the cycle, and other times it turns out there is not--this can be very helpful diagnostic information.
Whatever the case, worrying excessively will only make matters worse, so stay calm while you are collecting the information prior to your visit.
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