@Katherineee

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Katherineee

Do period cramps cause pseudo symptoms?

Firstly I would like to apologise if this is too much for some people to hear about, but I feel like this is a safe space to talk about any MS-related issue. Recently when I get cramps, I notice my legs or arms start to feel numb or tingly. I wondered if this was odd or something that is experienced by others?

Joajoa

@Joajoa

I’ve been trying to work this out too. From what I’ve read periods can exacerbate ms symptoms. My legs seem to get weaker. It happened today, I was at the park but my legs started feeling rubbish suddenly. I started my period on the way home (tmi sorry πŸ˜‚).

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Chrissywhatidid

@Chrissywhatidid

I feel like my PMS symptoms have worsened and, conversely, my symptoms (especially fatigue) get worse before my period, so I'm with you! Maybe hormone surges somehow mess with things?

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Stumbler

@Stumbler

@Katherineee , can a bloke stick his oar in? You will find that your core body temperature varies as you go through your cycle. This can give rise to temperature sensitivity:- https://mstrust.org.uk/a-z/uhthoffs-phenomenon

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Katherineee

@Katherineee

I appreciate all your comments! Even ones from blokes @Stumbler haha! I will have a look at that link :))

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Chezy

@Chezy

I struggle at that time, more fatigued and achy so I think it does exacerbate things alittle πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

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lauraforde

@lauraforde

It definitely affects you, when I am bleeding my symptoms are more heightened,fatigue, that washed out feeling you get as well as everything else. Also as I am getting older find towards the end of my period i get dehydrated.

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scribe

@scribe

Are you using any apps to track? I use Clue to track my cycle and Emilyn to track my MS symptoms - can help you figure out if there's a connection

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HelenD

@HelenD

Leading up to a cycle, my symptoms are always exacerbated. Some months more than others and my sleep goes to pot, average 5-4 hrs at most within two weeks of starting.

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Spencerd

@Spencerd

Here's my input, hi! πŸ€—

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Katherineee

@Katherineee

@Chezy @lauraforde yes it definitely makes me feel more exhausted too!

Katherineee

@Katherineee

@scribe I use flo for my menstrual cycle and I journal my MS symptoms. I think correlating them would be a good idea!

Katherineee

@Katherineee

@Spencerd haha thank you for your input, all responses are appreciated :)

Chezy

@Chezy

@spencerd πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @Katherineee I find that ovulation does it too, or maybe that's just meπŸ˜‚? I also get insomnia at certain times, figured it was the stress but maybe it's all related πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ?

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