Post # 1
I was just curious to know if any other bees bloat a lot on their period? I have been struggling with it for years. A few days before and during my period I bloat to the point that I cannot wear any of my jeans… I practically live in skirts and leggings with elastic and my tummy looks as if it has bloated 1-2 sizes bigger.
It is a really hard bloat too where my stomach feels bulgy and very firm. I would love to know if anyone has any advice! I always avoid fatty/deep fried foods and dairy during my period because it seems to make me feel ill and even bigger than before!
Post # 2
I do get bloated on period. And not only on period, but generally if I eat a lot…. Quite often after a big dinner I look at least 4months pregnant!
Post # 3
I’m a bloater. Especially on my period.
Post # 4
I hate to tell you this girls but even after my hysterectomy I still bloat up one week out of every four! I call it my fat week and like a PP, have different clothes I wear that week! I am kicking myself that I didn’t work out when it would fall when picking my wedding date! The only good thing is that a week later I always feel incredibly thin!!
Post # 5
mrs2014: lcutter711: It’s sad to hear that you ladies suffer as well, but comforting to know I am not alone!
Koalaclark: You poor thing, I did the same when choosing a date. I should have my period exactly a week before my wedding so fingers crossed it stays that way. I feel bloated for about 8-10 days (usually starts about 3 days before my period and then the whole duration) and then the week after I feel much slimmer. I always look forward to that time, but feel incredibly bummed during my period when I see how big my tummy is.
Post # 6
lcutter711: haha. I like the ‘bloater’ you’re using. I’m a bloater too!
Peach.Candy: unfortunately I’ll have to postpone my wedding date due to family matter at my bf side. But I’d always kept in mind that I’ll try to do it 2 weeks after my period to minimize the risk of bloating
Post # 7
Peach.Candy: I do, and I was researching yesterday about the pill I’m on and apparently that is one of the side effects (Never had it to the extent I do now before I was on this pill.) I will be going to my doctor to see about a different pill or to get off of it completely.
Post # 8
I used to get extremely bloated, very heavy flow, severe cramps, nausea, whole nine yards of hell week. Once I got on the BCP, that stopped 95% of it. I still get slightly bloated, and vaguely nauseous the first day, but after that I’m good. I did have one BCP when I first went on the pill that made it 10x worse, but the pill I was switched to doesn’t have nearly as many side effects on me.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I bloat up during my period and after a heavy/salty meal. My clothes still fit but I just feel uncomfortbale and like I gained 5 lbs overnight. Ugh.
Post # 10
Sure do! My abdominals distend…a lot 🙁 I tell myself it’s just for a few days and other people probably don’t notice.
Post # 11
Peach.Candy: i bloat, its mostly water weight, i can’t stand it.
Post # 12
I’m the same! Even some time just one side of my stomach is visibly more bloated than the other side. The only thing I’ve found to help with the bloating are Midol ( over the counter pills ). I hate the bloating feeling but love the feeling of a flat stomach when it finally goes away! I feel like I lose 10 pounds every time haha.
Post # 13
Yup, except I start the week before my period and it normally subsides aftr day 2 or 3. Its all water weight! Very normal
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
Yep. My stomach looks seriously distended. It’s gross. Then towards the end of my period I am peeing every 30 minutes and flush everything out. Ah the joys of womanhood.
Post # 15
Yep. Stinks, doesn’t it?
Some things that I’ve found help are to cut down on caffine, refined sugar, and other inflammatory things in the week or two before my period (in general would be better, but….:D). Also, taking fish oil from a day or so before AF comes until she’s gone. I take 3000mgs because the doctor told me to; not sure I’d take that much without checking first. Also, drink a ton of water, especially in the week leading up to AF through til she’s gone. At first it seems counter-productive, but then it really starts to help. Small meals helps too. Maybe some of that will be useful…I was talking to my gyn about excessive pms, cramping, etc, and these were her suggestions, aside from lots of advil/anti-inflammatories for the first couple days of AF. So far it all seems to help a bit.
You’re in good company with the bring-on-elastic club 🙂