Is it normal to feel worse after period ?

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I am 5 days post period and i am feeling worse than when i had it. Today i had heavy legs, heavy chest and breathing, tickly heart chest feeling strange to describe, headache and a bit dizzy, vision, brain fog. This week will be my second week peri menopause. Before i use to feel great after period now i am bed rest. How can this be hormones. i am scared something is wrong with me. Going to the dr's tomorrow. I cannot take this.

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    I used to feel worse after my periods. The only time I felt a bit better was at ovulation when my hormones peaked. Best to start charting your symptoms to see if there is a pattern.

    Good that you are going to doc, get some bloodwork to check thyroid, iron, vitamins, etc. Just know that hormone testing probably would be useless unless your doctor really knows about it.

    I'd say you are lucky to be figuring it out this soon, many of us had no idea what hit us.

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    oh my goodness, this was EXACTLY me after my period! I ended up at urgent care because I was so nervous, I had a spike in blood pressure, probably due to the anxiety!! I felt absolutely horrible, just as you describe! I finally feel better now, having tried to relax, take vitamins, hydrate and tell myself it is only hormones/peri, as scary as it may be. It helps to know we are not alone. Reach out anytime at all, we are here!!

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    Yes, that happens to me a few times. Sometimes I get cramps towards the end and after my period goes off.

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    I get this all the time! Just a few days after my period ends I am PMSing again. Super annoying!

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    Yes this actually happpens to me most months. A few days after period I have pms type symptoms. I think quit a few ladies on here experience it as well. It is good that your going to see doc. Hopefully you will get it sorted out . This is a challenging time in our lives and its so good that we are all here for each other

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    im right there with you im in day 5 as well and i feel like crap actually last two days i am 49 and last few days my body has ached all over heavy legs and head headache stuffy feeling in head tight shoukders and upper back ears feel funny feel like something is pushing down on top of head im so tired but cant sleep during day when i try to do little things i feel so drained my emotions are all over the place have no appetite but not sick to stomach and the anxiety just makes it worst ughh! i can tell u from years of experience that doctors font really test hormones and if they dontest eatrogen they wont do anything about it even gyno doctors mine said i can give u hrt but it only works for hot flashes which indint need for that i went to endocronolgist and she tested everything even had me do urine test for cortisol! i knew my progesterone was low but now my estrogen is dropping cause my fsh was high and she said thats the only reason it will be high anyway it sucks!! i dont feel like this all the time and dint have same symptoms all the time my wirst thing is rhe anxiety it makes me worry that im going crazy and stuff and thinknim losing it and i knowbim not but i also have teo kids at home work grom home so im usually very stressed just trying to appease everyone except myself

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