Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    Dizzy & Nausea Before/During Period
    kjmommy4 posted:
    I am a 21 year old mother of one that has been fairly healthy my entire life. I had normal periods before and after my pregnancy at 19 until recently. It seems that my health has started to deteriorate in the past few months that I believe may have been brought on by severe stress. It started with feeling run down at all times, like all I wanted to do was sleep. I haven't had the energy to do much of anything, let alone raise a toddler. Then I started getting sick more often than ever. Beginning on the first day of my last period I became light-headed and dizzy. I don't remember much of that night besides laying down and feeling like I was drifting in and out of sleep. When I woke up I was extremely nauseous but never actually vomited. I had severe diarrhea and chills and started my period during all of this. I experienced horrible cramps in my abdomen and lower back all that night and all the next day, with the nausea and dizziness continuing, and had a hard time just walking from one room to the next. I finally got over it on either the 3rd or 4th day of my period. Then tonight I began to have the same very painful cramps before starting my period. About an hour later the dizziness and nausea that I experienced during the last period returned. When sitting still I almost have the sensation of floating. I also wonder if I have problems with my immune system because I have been continuously sick in the past month or so with unrelated issues. I have read different forums on people with similar symptoms but can't seem to find much of an answer. Any ideas on what might be causing this?
    Georgiagail responded:
    One would suspect an issue with anemia: This is THE most common nutritional deficiency in women of child bearing age. It would be fairly simple to get tested for this. Gail

    Helpful Tips

    Dilated veins on breast
    I have dilated blue veins that are unilateral. They're on my right breast. I understand one factor can be if you've been pregnant and had ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

    From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.