My period is making me sick.
October 16, 2010 10:49 AM Subscribe
Does anyone else here get sick (flu, fever, etc.) when they have their period?
posted by shelayna to health & fitness (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For 3 months in a row, I've been getting sick on the same day I get my period. I get my period early in the day, and by that evening I am sick. I don't mean the regular cramps and headache- I'm talking flu-like symptoms. The first 2 times I was like, "Yeah, my period is actually making me sick." But I didn't really believe it until the 3rd month- this was last week and it was much worse than the previous 2 periods. I had full-blown chills and fever, and felt like utter crap. Luckily it only lasted for a day, but I am now dreading next month's period.
I Googled this phenomenon and apparently a lot of women get sick during their periods- but I couldn't find any concrete suggestions of how to prevent this from happening. Yes, I should ask my gyno, but I thought I'd throw it out here and see if anyone has any ideas.