Extreme fatigue before your period: is it normal?
There are many normal factors that affect your energy and alertness. Even occasional exhaustion is normal.
However, if your energy takes a dip around your period, you might be experiencing fatigue due to premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
You’re not alone. Many people experience extreme fatigue before their period and mistake it for depression, laziness, or social withdrawal. Don’t feel bad for feeling this way — you’re not alone!
PMS is a real condition that can be overwhelming at times. But there are ways to ease the fatigue.
The first thing you can do for yourself is to take some time away from life’s stressors and try to relax. Try not to feel guilty for not being active. By resting when your body needs it, you are doing a lot for your health and long-term productivity.
You don’t have to constantly be active, especially around your period. Taking some time to restore and relax can be just what your body needs to stop fatigue symptoms before or during your period.