I got nauseous and vomited out of the blue on the 18th. I was better the next day, but still a little nauseous. I started my period on the 20th and out of the blue got extrememly nauseous and vomited again. Today is the 23rd & I am still very nauseous. I also have very low energy and am very tired. Could all of this be related to my period, or is there something else going on? I didn't think the stomach flu could last for almost a week, but I've never been nauseous for this long before. (I am not on birth control)
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Sometimes women can experience nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea during periods. The symptoms occur due to hormonal changes and local changes in the pelvic organs and tissues. The nausea, increased tiredness, lowered energy levels could also suggest possibility if periods were lighter/shorter/altered, and if you had been sexually active without protection. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough evaluation and further assistance. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
"Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals.
For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our
medical experts page.
You may also visit our Menstruation , for moderated patient to patient support and information.
The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.