Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
127 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  2 Views:  169
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
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
I find this answer helpful
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor