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How to Overcome Extreme Fatigue During Menstruation

by
author image Brenda Barron
Brenda Barron is a writer, editor and researcher based in Southern California. She has worked as a writer since 2004, with work appearing in online and print publications such as BabyZone, "Cat Fancy" and "ePregnancy." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from California State University, Long Beach.
How to Overcome Extreme Fatigue During Menstruation
Fatigue during menstruation isn't something you have to stand for. Photo Credit woman in pain image by kuhar from Fotolia.com

Menstruation can be an unpleasant part of life for women. For most, however, it is no more than an inconvenience. For some, however, the symptoms can take over your life and make it difficult to function, especially if you suffer from fatigue. There are ways to deal with extreme fatigue associated with your period so you can get back to your normal life and feel better in your day-to-day activities.

Step 1

Eat several meals all day long instead of three big meals. This keeps your energy at a constant level. If you allow your body to go without nourishment for too long, you may end up crashing and feeling exhausted. Get plenty of protein each day as well by adding a serving to each meal. It can be found in foods like chicken and fish, which will work to boost your energy and keep you feeling alert all day.

Step 2

Drink water instead of soda and juices, which contain a lot of sugar. Water will keep you hydrated, which can prevent feelings of fatigue caused by dehydration.

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Step 3

Avoid caffeine and alcohol while menstruating. These substances can make it difficult for you to sleep soundly all night, which can leave you feeling exhausted the next day. Relying on caffeine for a perk up will only make you awake for a short amount of time and will result in a crash that leaves you even more tired later.

Step 4

Maintain proper nutrition by taking a multivitamin each day. Being malnourished will make you feel fatigued, especially when you're menstruating.

Step 5

Get some exercise each day. It can be something as light as a 30-minute walk. The important thing is to get up and get moving, which will give you an energy boost and allow you to rest more fully in the evening.

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