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Is Housemate Acting Weird or AIBU?

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LessMissAbs Mon 07-Jan-13 22:31:58

New housemate. The first week, I got in from work, dripping wet from the rain, to a loud wailing noise coming from the bathroom. Bathroom door was open, she was sitting on the toilet seat, screaming in agony. I thought she'd injured herself or had bad food poisoning, but no, it was her period. She said it would only last an hour, but the only thing that could help is if someone stayed with her and talked to her. Awkward to say the least. Eventually I persuaded her to take some Ibuprofen, escaped to get changed out of my wet clothes, and she made a full recovery.

The next week, I got a phone call during my evening class (but it went to voicemail as I have it switched off during the class) asking me to phone her back urgently, as she'd been to give blood, felt faint, and could I come and collect her as she was too faint to drive. I didn't - I had an exam, and she did recover enough to drive herself home.

Last week, there was a crisis the moment I got in the door about the key for the bike shed having gone missing. I didn't even get a chance to get my jacket off.

This week she has been talking about her period being due again soon, and maybe going to see a doctor about it. I think I'm dreading the period as much as her!

Do people really suffer in this way/AIBU to feel slightly freaked by all of this?

EndoplasmicReticulum Mon 07-Jan-13 22:35:18

Sounds a little odd. Is it just you and her or are there other housemates?

ellangirl Mon 07-Jan-13 22:35:28

Err no, that's weird!

theoriginalandbestrookie Mon 07-Jan-13 22:36:43

Well she could suffer from Endometriosis which would explain the painful periods - I'd really encourage her to go and see a doctor.

The giving blood incident does seem a bit drama queeny to me.

She does seem a bit demanding of a new housemate, I'd be friendly but not overly helpful, point her in the direction of doctors etc.

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Mon 07-Jan-13 22:37:48

I have no words of advice but poor you, that is really weird, and awkward, and over personal, make sure you have a hot water bottle and some strong painkillers to throw at her every time she heads to the toilet next week.

ControlGeek Mon 07-Jan-13 22:37:50

Sounds a bit like my dramaqueen boss, minus the periods (he's a bloke). Is she renting from you, or are you joint tenants?

ZooAnimals Mon 07-Jan-13 22:38:20


She sounds nuts!

ConfusedPixie Mon 07-Jan-13 22:38:29

YANBU. If you have any say in housemates I'd give her her notice! I've never lived with anybody like that and feel glad to have the anti-social, thunder-footed grump! (Swap if you like? She does sound funny...)

NewYearNewNN Mon 07-Jan-13 22:38:58

I take it you didn't know her before she moved in? In which case yanbu, she's being very weird indeed.

deleted203 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:39:21 are living with a nutter! Who let her in? (You or the landlady, I mean).....I'd get rid of her as soon as possible. She sounds a complete drama queen and a pain in the arse. (And it is pretty disgusting to sit wailing on the loo with the door wide open shouting that you have a period and expecting someone you barely know to sit and hold your hand and chat).

BJunction Mon 07-Jan-13 22:39:24

she sounds like a knob

Backtobedlam Mon 07-Jan-13 22:40:59

YANBU, very weird!

AlienananaReflux Mon 07-Jan-13 22:41:33

YANBU. She sounds really hard work at best.

FiaGrace Mon 07-Jan-13 22:42:49

She sounds quite strange - do you know how old she is?

LessMissAbs Mon 07-Jan-13 22:45:00

I'm feeling even more freaked now - shes just literally posted a Facebook status saying "Revenge!". Just that, nothing else...

I thought I was being mean. I just felt so bloody awkward, and I was dripping wet and just wanted to get my coat off. I'm not a nurse, I don't know what to do in those situations!

Shes 30, I would have thought she would have gone to the doctor about her periods by now if they were that bad.

Shes renting off me. Hopefully she will settle down now shes realised she isn't going to get much attention off me! though shes sulking in her bedroom now shes realised I won't talk non-stop to her during my favourite tv programme

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 07-Jan-13 22:45:02

Yanbu that's weird.

sparkleyangel Mon 07-Jan-13 22:47:26

could this be the first time she has left home so is having trouble coping on her own posters calling her a knob nutter and a drama queen before they know her circumstances dont help

SirBoobAlot Mon 07-Jan-13 22:47:52

I have PCOS and suspected Endo, so I tend to be sobbing / swearing as most women do during labour, especially during the first days of my period. But can't imagine asking someone to sit with me confused

Did you know her before she moved in?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 07-Jan-13 22:47:54

This is like something out of an ad for painkillers, YANBU she does sound odd. Is she a drama student? Is this her first time living away from home?

Next time, and there's bound to be someting, back out of the room feigning an urgent need to be anywhere else on the planet and escape?

AlienananaReflux Mon 07-Jan-13 22:49:30

Blimey, no, i would be thinking about how to get rid of her by now hmm

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 07-Jan-13 22:50:00

Okay X post. She's 30, she's demanding, did you get a reference from her last place? They lied to get rid.

sparkleyangel Mon 07-Jan-13 22:51:04

could be she has mental health problems

QuickQuickSloe Mon 07-Jan-13 22:51:10

Revenge the tv programme has started its second series tonight, hopefully she was referring to that!

PoshCat Mon 07-Jan-13 22:51:40

Very weird. I feel for you having also flat shared with a variety of matters in the past.

RyleDup Mon 07-Jan-13 22:52:10


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