(Closed) How much do you bloat during that time of the month?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How much do you bloat during your period?
    A ton! I don't wear certain clothes in order to avoid the dreaded "pooch" : (12 votes)
    43 %
    A Moderate amount, but I wear all the same clothes. : (10 votes)
    36 %
    Hardly at all. It's worse some days than others. : (4 votes)
    14 %
    None. I never get period bloating. : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    I don’t bloat but my boobs get significantly bigger and hurt a lot.

    Post # 5
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    So freaking much! Like, to the point that pants that are normally loose are too tight, meaning I have to go up a whole size. It’s so gross!

    I try to avoid salty foods and drink lots of water but it doesn’t seem to help 🙁

    Post # 6
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I dont bloat but I get extremely severe cramps that go from the middle of my back, my stomach and even down to my knees. Its terrible. I also have to poop more but never feel bloated beforehand.

    Post # 7
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m in the same boat as @FlamingRedHair.  My boobs get so unbelievably sore that time of the month that it hurts to walk around WITHOUT a bra on (TMI?).

    Post # 8
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    @mrs.peters.to.be: Yeah. I can’t wear like any of my bras except one during that time, otherwise “the cup runneth over” as I like to say.

    Post # 9
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    I just told Boyfriend or Best Friend that I hate my “pooch” and he said he had never heard that term. I’ve got the pooch and the sore boobs.

    Post # 10
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    It depends on how successfully I can control my urge to eat salt. 🙁 Usually it’s fine, I’ve never had to bring out the “fat pants” due to bloating.

    @FlamingRedHair: Same here! Sorry if this is Too Much Information, but I have to swat Darling Husband away from them because it hurts too much for him to touch them!

    Post # 11
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I notice a small pooch but nothing that causes me to not wear my regular jeans.. & I can only hope that my boobs look bigger on those days (i dont notice it if they do). haha!

    Post # 12
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    hardly at all.  sometimes I barely notice but nothing too bad.

    Post # 13
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have started bloating more now that I’m on Nuvaring.  My pants feel tight during my whole period.

    Post # 14
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    @jayce:Yeah. Men just seem to be entranced by anthing that round and womanly on their woman. It hurts physically, but you could always take it as a compliment too.

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