How do you deal with debilitating fatigue during your period?

How do you deal with debilitating fatigue during your period?

I'm pretty much always tired, but during my periods I feel exhausted to the point where I am late for work, cannot properly function, and am so lethargic. Does anyone else experience this? How do you deal with this?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Hi Ladies, I struggle with heavy periods, and so I become exhausted due to loss of blood. You might ask your doctor about having your iron checked. I had sever anemia. My doctor put me on 50 mg of Iron twice a day for awhile. That really helped me perk up and feel better. I use Gentle Iron at Sprouts.
I hope this helps.

posted 12 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I feel like that often during my cycle, I try different things, based upon my specific issue. But I find the best thing is some type of movement especially yoga, physical therapy, and eating plant based drinks and/or food.

posted 4 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I don’t have as many sleep apnea episodes when I’m on my side. Has anyone tried a body pillow to keep yourself in a side position?

posted over 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Idk how to solve the problem, but I also deal with this same issue. I have lost several jobs because of this. Also, I have quit jobs because of the same reason.

posted 4 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I am going through this too. Every time I am going to start my period I cannot function. I feel so guilty.

posted 11 months ago
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