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Around my period every month, I get a desperate craving for specific types of seafood (salmon, prawns, etc). The craving is so bad that if I can't get hold of seafood, I start throwing up. This normally lasts for about three days at the beginning of my period.

I've tried taking protein supplements and various vitamins etc., and I've tried different alternatives to see what it is that I could be missing. I feel like my body probably needs something in the seafood, but I'd like to know what it is.

Is there some kind of specific nutritional thing present in these foods that isn't present in (m)any other things? Am I likely to be deficient in something?


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replied June 9th, 2016
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Menses time are nauseous any ways and any food excess or perversion in food causes vomiting, nothing to worry about. Just reduce meal, prefer natural vegetables and less salty and less fry foods, i am sure that will help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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