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ask: A day early period, extreme moody, extreme fatigue

By AlysMommy
 
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I started my period a day early and last few months it has been heavy on first day on but first day this time it was extremely light then got heavier. I have been an complete grouch and very moody. Everything upsets me and I cry at the littlest things. I cry over everything these last few days. Plus just certain things annoy the heck out of me lately. On top of it all extreme fatigue. I don't want to do anything at all. I just want to sleep. Plus sometimes I get minor pains in the breasts and also some lower back pains. Help please before I go drive my husband insane from my mood swings.

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AlysMommy

Thank you. I haven't done it yet been busy but I had cramping one day several days ago and wipe a little bit of very very light blood but that was it. I didn't bleed since and I am supposed to start my period Sunday. If this period is weird I will go see a doctor.

September 8, 2011 - 8:11pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

You might want to make an appointment with your gynecologist. He or she may decide to do a blood pregnancy test, which is more accurate than a home pregnancy test. A check-up may determine the cause of your symptoms.

Maryann

August 22, 2011 - 5:50pm
AlysMommy

My period only lasted 5 days and not the usual 7 days. Could I be pregnant again? I took one test and it had a very light positive sign and the second one was negative but you could hardly even read it. Plus been nauseous and thrown up a couple of times. Thank you for your help.

August 21, 2011 - 12:06pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi,
That changes everything:) Caring for a baby is very demanding . Your fatigue and moodiness can be related to the demands of being a young mother. If you continue to have changes in your menstrual flow, give your doctor a call. You don't want to overlook something.
Maryann

August 17, 2011 - 5:30pm
AlysMommy

I am ony 20 wed will be a year since I've had my daughter. Thank you.

August 15, 2011 - 6:50pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi,
May I ask how old you are? It sounds like you are experiencing perimenopausal symptoms. Women start perimenopause at different ages. In your 40s, or even as early as your 30s, your may start noticing the signs. Your periods may become irregular — longer, shorter, heavier or lighter, sometimes more and sometimes less than 28 days apart. Symptoms include menstrual irregularities, mood swings, vaginal dryness and joint aches or pains. Here is the link to the Empowher Perimenopause home page: http://www.empowher.com/condition/perimenopause
Hope you will find some information that will be helpful to you and prevent you from driving your husband insane:)
Maryann

August 15, 2011 - 6:00pm
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