(Closed) Spinoff- period-related bloating & weight gain :P

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I gain about 2-3 pounds as well, but my clothes do still fit with the exception of fitted shirts. I have never had to wear different bras. I do wear “period panties” because I want to be comfortable and they are a littlle bigger but not huge.

Post # 4
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I was just about to post something similiar! Mine is due tomorrow and I feel like crap today. I’m so bloated it hurts so bad and my boobs are so much bigger than normal that my shirt is stretched. It happens every single month. Ugh.

I don’t wear anything special though. My period is half a day of medium flow, the rest of the day is super light, then spotting for 1-2 days after that and then it’s over. I just wish it hurt less!

Post # 5
92 posts
Worker bee

Sometimes I’ll gain as much as five pounds. It’s miserable. Nothing fits and I’m hot and don’t want to wear anything confining anyway. I usually go up a size in pants for that week. I do have a shirt I notice that I wear almost every period. It has a built in tight fitting layer and the outer layer is more flowy. It keeps me pulled in, but not in an umcomfotable way.

Post # 6
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t actually gain weight but I still feel super bloated!

I think it has something to do with the amount of sodium in your diet because I will have the bloats if I eat lots of lentil soup pre period!

Post # 7
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yeah… sometimes I gain 5-6lbs! I’m only 4’10” so it is definitely noitceable! Ugh, I dread it. If i don’t eat ANY salty food and drink lots of water then I can avoid it though.

Post # 8
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t actually gain any weight (I’ve been doing WW and weighing myself more often so I know the scale isn’t going up during that time) but I can feel super bloated.

Post # 11
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m also barely 5’1 and I know that feeling of a couple lbs of monthly weight gain… Of course it has to be all in my stomach, and during a time when my emotions are already a roller-coaster.  I have a couple pairs of pants that are a little bigger in the waist, so I wear those to work, and then as soon as I get home it’s all about the sweatpants.

I also crave salt hardcore when I’m already bloated, and I know it doesn’t help!  I try to drink water, coffee, and cranberry juice as much as possible and avoid soda since I don’t want to make it worse.

Post # 12
5064 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I totally sympathise with you ladies, I’m so bloated and feeling so fat. The period pain horrendous, thank goodness for tramadol.  

Post # 13
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve never weighed myself to see if I actually gain weight during it.. and I don’t really notice a big difference in my clothes fitting… but I do feel bloated.. fatter.. whatever you want to call it. I can definitely tell it’s different from the rest of the month.

Post # 14
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am in the process of trying to lose a 5-10 pounds (post honeymoon weight) and was doing well (about a pound a week) until my period hit….. now I am up three pounds……….

Can anyone recommend any food/drinks that can help with the bloat?

How many days before/during/after do you notice a weight gain…..


Post # 15
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

ugh, bloating is the bane of my existance. Fiance knows when im getting my period because he can see the bloat show up. Its like night and day my body before the bloat and after the bloat. I tend to wear lots of dresses when I have my period since pants seem to just sit uncomfortably on my bloated belly.

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