For the past 4 years, I generally always feel sick several days before
I start my period
and for the first 2 or 3 days during my period
. Symptoms are usually sore throat, dizziness, and even what feels like a fluttering heartbeat at times. Lately, in addition to the usual symptoms, I've begun having swollen glands on one or both sides of my neck, just below my ears and jaw line, extending downward an inch or two.