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Ladies- when your "cycle" starts, do you occasionally experience cravings similar to pregnancy?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (23137points) January 7th, 2011

Once a month, no matter how much chocolate I normally eat, I can’t get enough chocolate! I could eat it by the pound. And I neeeeeed ice cream. Want it, need it, gotta have it. I just buy the half gallon and get it over with.

I’ll eat pickles by the jar, scarf down an entire bag of chips with salsa, a whole tub of cottage cheese with lots of pepper, chinese food by the truckload, and I can eat massive amounts of steak.

It’s like I’m either pregnant, or I’m a 300 lb man with a serious sweet tooth. Thankfully, it only lasts about 5 days and I don’t gain any weight. But I do have to take an entire bottle of Midol, and that just sucks.

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’m quite the opposite. I usually eat absolutely nothing for the first two days or so. I just feel sick if I even think about eating. I notice that I will crave red meat a day or two before, though. I probably eat a hamburger once a month. haha.

Seelix's avatar

I haven’t been pregnant, so I can’t say if it’s similar, but I do crave sweet stuff. And sometimes I’m just like a bottomless pit – I can eat like a horse!

marinelife's avatar

Only for chocolate. I used to love chocolate at “that time of the month”.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, all normal. I am 2 years out on the periods..what joy!
But, I remember the cravings well, my daughter is 23 she inherited my reproductive DNA, cramps, cravings, lots of advil, bitchy little thing. lol

tedibear's avatar

I’ve never been pregnant, but I have some pretty specific cravings. Sweet & sour pork or pork chops, peanut butter cups and chocolate marshmallow pinwheel cookies. My husband knows not to eat the last cookie when I buy them. (That craving is about twice a year, but he has learned.)

Coloma's avatar


You don’t have to be PMS’ing or pregnant to crave some of those foods. Sounds good to me right now.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

omg, marshmallow pinwheels. I’m calling my hubby to see if he can go to the store on his way home.

Coloma's avatar


Yeah, I thoguht the same thing, havn’t had those in years!

Pandora's avatar

Yep for me too. Recently heard on the “doctors” that fish rich in omega 3’s can curb the cravings.

faye's avatar

I sure did which meant I would eat LOTS of almost anything!

tedibear's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate and @Coloma – They’re about $4 a container, but we’re all worth it!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@tedibear hehehe, already got some…

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Hmm. Now that I really think about this, my cravings kick in when I’m ovulating. That’s when I can eat like a bottomless pit.

tedibear's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate <getting in car. driving to your house.>

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@tedibear Hey now… you’d better stop to get more on your way, or there might be a tussle! :P

lonelydragon's avatar

Oh gosh, yes! I will eat everything that isn’t nailed to the floor during that time, but chocolate is my biggest temptation.

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