Cyclical Passing of Large Urine - PMS , End of Period and Ovulation

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I have a new symptom that I noticed has started in my perimenopause road trip. I suffer from OAB (5- 1000mg of pumpkin seed oil) helps me out. In addition, I have IC and I have a regime I follow via aloe vera pills, strict diet and prelief. In addition, I noticed that aside from these two issues I have certain time in the month (usually PMS, end of my period and end of ovulation) where I pee a lot (not just frequency but large amounts of urine). Has anyone else experienced this? I believe it is related to bloating caused by hormone changes. I don't feel terribly bloated and the increased urine amount only last a few hours to one day at best. I don't really use much salt, but I have also cut down even more. I read on another forum that a woman referred to it as cyclical large amount of urination.

PS. Due to OAB and IC I have had a lower MRI and came back without any issues. I have also been tested for bladder cancer, all infections, etc via a urogyn.

Would love to hear if anyone else has this issue....


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    Hi Jen! Back in November I started to notice that I was passing LESS water at certain times of the month. I also noticed the my weight would increase as a result. I was extremely worried, I thought something was wrong with my kidneys. Then, I also noticed that a couple of days after my period started I would pass enormous amounts of water, and my weight on the scale went down. I've had this pretty much every month since November. I run several tests and I am supposedly healthy.

    It must be the hormones!!! Lucky us

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      Thanks for your response! Since I have posted, I have really been tracking it and it has to be hormones. I also take a lot of supplements and some can act as a diuretic and i think they help move my extra hormonal fluid out when i gain weight. perimenopause is so draining with constant symptoms.

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      Hi Moira,

      I take currently 300 mg of magnesium glycinate to keep palpitations away. I also suffer from migraines around my period. My neurologist told me to increase my magnesium glycinate to as high as 800 mg a day. I only got to 500 and it started to give me a diuretic.

      PS. I also know asparagus works as a diuretic and dandelion tee (which you can get on Amazon). 😃

      Good luck

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