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Combating the effects of post viral fatique syndrome

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I have been having period like cramps for nearly 3 weeks. My period is due on the 24th. I have also been very nauseous and extremely tired. I was ill with Swine flu about 4/5 weeks ago and vomited a few times shortly after taking my pill due to taking tamiflu. I'm not sure if these are pregnancy symptoms as is so early on? and also when can i test?

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replied September 22nd, 2009
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The symptoms of nausea and extreme tiredness can be due to post viral fatigue syndrome. This can make you tired and can delay your period. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and proteins should be taken along with a multi vitamin supplement. Eat 5-7 small regular meals every day. Drink plenty of water. Do deep breathing exercises.

The cramp-like pain can be due to acidity, inflammation of the gut, polycystic ovary, or can be the normal cramps which women face before a period. The test for pregnancy can be taken if you miss the period, even on the 24th if you miss the period.

It is difficult to comment beyond this on the internet. Take the test if the period does not come. Consult a gynecologist. Take care!

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