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Anyone else get super tired when they get their period?

The past few months, right around the time I start my period, I get super tired! Anyone else deal with this every month?! Bleh. I need a nap.


Asked by Kword at 6:07 PM on Jun. 20, 2011 in Health

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  • My solution to feeling so tired during my period is I take a Iron pill once a day. I also take a multiviatinam while I am on my period. I works wonders. I am not tired any more

    Answer by ladybug0614 at 6:13 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • yes. i feel drained when i am on my period- i sleep a lot.

    Answer by gwen20 at 6:08 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I actually suffer like that for about a week before I start.

    Answer by coala at 6:10 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Yep, sure do!

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 6:11 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Yes, its my only PMS symptom. Start taking some extra iron 2 weeks before your period until your period begins and you might feel better.

    Answer by Gingerwheel at 6:15 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I haven't had mine since February and last week was HORRIBLE. I was exhausted, irritable and didn't want to be around anyone. I agree with ladybug and ginger about taking the extra iron. Normally I have a multi with iron, but I've been out and wasn't really expecting it to show.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 6:18 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • one night a month I get SO tired that I fall asleep at about 6pm... and sleep until 6am.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • For about a week before. It's horrible.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 6:39 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • yes, it's because while I bleed, my iron levels drop more.. which is why I either eat foods with higher amounts of iron when I'm on my period and/or take an extra iron supplement (i'm anemic, and when I have my period, I literally am laid out, can't get up unless I make sure to eat properly and/or take a supplement).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:13 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I love afternoon naps when I'm like that and yes, I usually get extra tired for atleast 2 days during my period, but then I suffer horribly with cramps and headaches and that adds to wearing me out. Sometimes I cannot take Midol or Pamprin bcz of other meds I'm on so, I get pretty exhausted actually.

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 7:15 PM on Jun. 20, 2011