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?
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