Period Water Weight Gain

United States
June 14, 2009 4:35pm CST
Around a females time of the month and on a females period there is usually weight gain. No need to freak out it is temporary weight gain. This is called water weight. A female will gain anywhere from 2-7lbs of water weight do to bloating on her period followed with cramps. You can take a water pill to help with the water weight and bloating and some midol or tylonal for cramps. I stress to use water pills as directed because if you get to much water out of your system and then your body doesn't have enough water and will dehydrate you. This could cause unwanted aches, cramping, and occasionally Charlie horses. Those are never fun. So if you were wondering if weight gain is normal around or on your period the answer is yes.
3 responses
@larish (2195)
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
Hi, Thanks for sharing this wonderful fact about gain weight for female when they have their menstrual period. I also have read this somewhere but you were able to explain it very well. Thanks for the information. Hope you post more of this kind. Happy myloting.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I agree with that also. I used to have the same problem. I had a hysterectomy years ago and that seemed to stop alot of the water retention. I still hold water sometimes though.
@LiveLove (445)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I guess I'm lucky. My stomach remains flat and I don't gain any weight but I do become very,very hungry. Could the hunger be a possible response to the cycle? I wouldn't suggest pain killers for cramps, however. Tea is safer and efficient for me but to each their own.