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    What's wrong with me?
    An_224692 posted:
    I usually get diarrhea first, then nausea shortly after. I also feel extremely weak and start shaking when the nausea starts, and then I suddenly get burning hot.

    At that point, sometimes I faint; however, I found that if I cool myself down with a cold shower, I can stay conscious. It doesn't work every time, as I just get hot again after I get out of the shower.

    This happens about half the time when I have my period, during the first 2 days. The fainting only happens about 2-4 times a year.

    My doctor said it's all normal; just a reaction to the chemicals the body is releasing during menstruation. Some ppl here said it could be endometriosis, PCOS, or fibroids. Others have said it sounds like symptoms of shock.
    yinka79 responded:
    I use to get like this. My doctor told me I was ok as well. After dealling with this for probably 5 years or so I told my doctor I wanted to go on birth control. They told me it could get worse but at that time I was willing to try anything. As soon as I started taking bc it had all went away. I have now been off bc for 5 years and I haven't had any problems.
    An_224693 replied to yinka79's response:
    That's interesting. I've been on bc for some time, and I still have those simptoms. I haven't fainted since I went on bc, so it might be slightly better, but not much.

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