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    isn't it rougly 7.5 stone when you start menstruating?
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    well, i weigh just over 7 stone and i'm 5'7" and i have really heavy and painful periods
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    (Original post by telecastro_59)
    bein male i dont really know but i heard that women can gain up to 7lbs of weight in water during a period!!
    but not sure of reliability
    You're right!!!

    It is actually true women can gain up to 7lbs of weight the week up to and including her period. It is due to fluid/water retention.

    Avoiding salty foods and drinking lots of water helps to flush out all the toxins in your system and helps to aleviate water retention.
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    (Original post by Jenna999)
    isn't it rougly 7.5 stone when you start menstruating?
    not really...i had my first period when i was about 94lbs...which is about 43kg...so...less than 7 stones? :confused: (i don't relaly know the stones system)
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    (Original post by eurasianfeline)
    not really...i had my first period when i was about 94lbs...which is about 43kg...so...less than 7 stones? :confused: (i don't relaly know the stones system)
    94lbs = 6st 10. (1 st = 14lbs)
    98lbs - 7st
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    (Original post by Jenna999)
    isn't it rougly 7.5 stone when you start menstruating?
    No, i don't think so, well not for everyone. I only weigh about that now, i'm 18 now and i started my period when i was 11, i certainly didn't weigh that much at 11!
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    I always thought that, generally, the fitter you are the less painful your periods become. I've gone through a few keep fit phases in my life, and whenever I've been excercising regularly my periods have become less icky. I assume this would relate to weight in a lot of cases.
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    (Original post by Trousers)
    I always thought that, generally, the fitter you are the less painful your periods become. I've gone through a few keep fit phases in my life, and whenever I've been excercising regularly my periods have become less icky. I assume this would relate to weight in a lot of cases.
    They do reccommend that you exercise when you have bad period pains so i guess that this would be true.
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    i didnt mean that was set in stone for everyone, that exactly 7.5 stone you start mensttruating, because that would just be silly! Its just I watched a documentary once that followed these twin girls through puberty and it said that roughly 7.5 stones is the average weight.
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    (Original post by Luckeh)
    im 110 pounds and im 5'8ish and mine come whenever they feel like it and when it does come it sometimes only lasts 3 days with the first day being heavy and the rest of the days not showing really anything
    Yeah, mine are like you describe them... ah well, not much I can do about it.
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    (Original post by Jenna999)
    isn't it rougly 7.5 stone when you start menstruating?
    i was 10, weighed 5.5 stone (i think) and my periods aren't too bad... but the rest of my family have horrible periods!
 
 
 
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