When I get my period, sometimes it makes me throw up. Is this normal or bad
for me, and what should I do? – Annie*
Many girls throw up — or feel like they might throw up — just before
or during their periods. Hormone changes are probably the cause, and these feelings
usually go away in a day or two.
Treating menstrual cramps (with over-the-counter pain relief medicines, heating
pads, etc.) can help some girls get rid of the nausea. You also might find that eating
smaller, more frequent meals can help.
Sometimes, birth control
pills can help ease some of the problems that girls get before or during a period.
Call your health care provider if:
you throw up a lot
you throw up for more than a couple of days
you can't keep fluids down
the throwing up gets worse over time
Your provider can see if there's another problem going on and can help make sure
that you don't get dehydrated.