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Why am I feeling heaviness in the legs and arms during menstruation?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: what causes heavniess in my legs and arms when im on my period? i have hashimoto also. my dr took me off my meds bc i became hyper. now all my pms systoms are back and worse.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be due to PMS.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

The heaviness in legs and arms during the periods can be related to hormonal changes and PMS. Taking hormonal tablets is the only way to decrease such symptoms. To have some relief you can increase your fluid intake, do daily moderate exercise and can take a mild diuretic during the periods after consulting your doctor.

I hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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