All Dysautonomia Symptoms Worse During Menstruation
Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:37 PM
Does anybody else get this? And does anybody have an idea why menstruation would make POTS worse? Is it to do with hormones/blood flow?
I'm so pleased at this revelation because if it's true, it means I can PLAN my days so much better and not book things from 21st-27th of each month!
Posted 22 November 2009 - 04:05 PM
Why, I do not know. I'd guess hormones, but it would just be a guess.
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So glad to hear you all get the same. It's good news for me, because I used to feel out of control of my crashes.
Posted 22 November 2009 - 06:59 PM
Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:49 PM
I was told that the blood loss reduces your blood volume which is what tends to make POTS symptoms worse.
Although I can see how this line of thinking could hold water - especially if you bleed A LOT - I think most of the issues are due to hormonal changes. I myself have had a partial hysterectomy so even though I no longer have a uterus (and therefore do not bleed) I still have my ovaries - and therefore still cycle. Which means I go through all hte same stuff other women do - PMS, ups and downs of hormones, etc... and that's what seems to affect my dys.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:11 AM
vanderbilt are currently studying whether estrogen has an impact on this apparent cycle in many patients. Secondly one form of POTs is caused by impaired catabolism of angiotensin II - which fluctuates and is highest before menstruation.
I'm intrested in this do you know if that is part of autonomic tests they usually perform? When I had my severe change of health it happend my 1st cycle after having my child and got worse each cycle untill almost all my days were affected. I was so positive it was hormonal I keep going back to the OB doc telling her something was wrong with my estrogen or something and she ran every test she had available with no luck.
I also can't take BC because of clotting issues. I don't know what to do really I have been so sick for this past week and just started today and it affects me so badly and I don't even feel alive!!! all I wanna do is lay down and I have no appetite or thirst or anything. I lose like 5lbs every month because it makes me so ill