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Dizziness, high pulse rate, fainting episode during menstrual cycle. Cure for symptoms?

Hi i occasionally get dizzy when i get up to fast and tgen after about to seconds feel fine, and one time i git up in the middle of the night and came back to bed and my heart was beating a little fast. I have fainted on my menstrual cycke only once but even when i am not on it i get light headed and i do regularly exercise. Any idea what it means.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello lexxipexxii
thanks for your question

Dizziness, weakness, fast heart rate is common during menstural cycle. There might be many reasons as
- It might be due to deficient iron in blood. Low hemoglobin or anaemia may present with palpitations and weakness and its a very common problem in young females. So what you can do is get your Hemoglobin levels checked and if its in lower range then start taking iron supplements.
- Second possibility may be Dysphoria due to menstural cycle or also called as Pre Menstural Dysphoric Dysorder, its a disorder which usually manifest as change in behavior, anxiety, irritability but in some case may present as panic like increased heart rate, weakness, headache, shortness of breath. You can take low dose clonazepam for this (after advice of doctor) or you can try light exercise or yoga for relaxation
hope I solved your query
Thanks take care
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Surajit Gorai's  Response
welcome to hcm.
dizziness is a common problem.
commonly anemia is a factor.
others may be related to heart,nervous system,ear problem.
as you are having fast heart beat it may be due anemia or cardiac problem.
usually nutritional anemia,anemia due to chronic blood loss is common.
for its proper evaluation it need a complete examination & investigation.
as a general management you can have diet rich in iron like fish,meat,green leafy vegetables.
deworming can be done.
you should have a consultation with a doctor evaluation of other causes.
hope this help.
good luck.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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