The period flu isn't a legit medical term, but it sure does sum up how crummy some people feel during their period. Flu-like symptoms such as headache, nausea, and even fever are just some of the complaints that have people wondering if they're getting sick or going crazy during that time of the month.
Besides, can you get a fever with your period?
Luckily, "period flu" is a lot easier to treat than the real one. "Unlike the flu, these symptoms do not cause fever, and they improve after your period," clarifies Dr. Goldberg. "So if you have a fever or the symptoms do not improve, you need to see your doctor."
Also Know, does your temperature rise before your period?
Interestingly, a true rise in body temperature happens even before your period comes and is just one of the many premenstrual changes women experience. "This rise in temperature is a result of the production of progesterone which increases body temperature," Farrell said.
What is the period flu?
Anyone who gets chills, nausea, fatigue, weakness, sweats, aches and pains at that time has started referring to it as "period flu". That process can cause some unpleasant symptoms, like diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and general achiness. The sorts of things you might mistake for being full-on sick.
Why am I so hot right before my period?
Specifically, changes in estrogen and progesterone levels can contribute to PMS symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats. As progesterone levels increase, estrogen levels decrease. This drop can affect your hypothalamus, the part of your brain that controls internal temperature.