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should a 17 year old adult woman be able to have a day off

(22 Posts)
Kerryblue Mon 22-Jul-13 10:01:57

Leah why don't you just grow up and go away. You are obviously doing all this for a wind up as you have not responded once to any of your pathetic posts.


musicposy Mon 22-Jul-13 08:34:44

Well, I once passed out at school at around 17 because I was in such terrible period pain and they sent me home. Periods can be horrendous. But as an adult you have to find ways to cope so they don't impact on your life so much. I went to the doctors after that. It took a few attempts but they did get it sorted.

A day off every month, no, that's not reasonable - you wouldn't hold down a job that way. As a one off, yes, as long as you use that time to go to the doctor and get them under control.

livinginwonderland Mon 22-Jul-13 07:39:17

Yes, if she's physically sick or in a lot of pain. I'm 24 and I still ave to take time off occasionally. Most months I'm okay now (pain manageable with ibuprofen and heat) but sometimes I am physically sick and as I work with food, I'm forced to take time off and miss out on pay.

wigglybeezer Sun 21-Jul-13 21:02:28

Well I used to get D&V on the first day of my periods when I was a teen ( as well as pain, I often had to come home from school, my Dad, a GP,used to give me strong painkillers and send me to bed, so sometimes you do need at least part of a day off.

Nagoo Sun 21-Jul-13 19:44:19

Are you flooding the place? Then yes, book a doctors appt instead of going to work.

But otherwise, no.

WalkingRaces Sun 21-Jul-13 19:44:04

Leah what do you want to get from all these threads?

valiumredhead Sun 21-Jul-13 19:43:50

17 is not an adult.

See your doctor.

SauvignonBlanche Sun 21-Jul-13 19:41:28

A 17 year old is not an adult.

Turniptwirl Sun 21-Jul-13 19:40:26

Ffs no! And you are not an adult woman, nor are you acting like one!

xalyssx Sun 21-Jul-13 18:32:44

Ask your doctor

VitoCorleone Sun 21-Jul-13 17:48:59

Yes, i think so, if she's in pain

pinkpanther79 Sun 21-Jul-13 17:47:08

I have endometriosis and yes have had days off for periods. They can be awful. I collapsed in an exam at 17 and used to throw up painkillers. I envy people who have easy periods and can walk it off. They have no idea how lucky they are.

Only thing that worked was the pill and I am so glad to be back on it now after 3 years of ttc.

cory Sun 21-Jul-13 17:37:17

Nope, not unless she is ill enough to be hospitalised/under specialist care. A child you could cut a bit of slack, adults sadly have to grit their teeth and keep going.

specialsubject Sun 21-Jul-13 13:33:09

no. Especially not when she is an attention-seeker.

Branleuse Sun 21-Jul-13 12:34:09


NoComet Sun 21-Jul-13 12:33:07

Yes as a one off, both DD1 and I find first day of period plus any other vague bug or virus multiply each other and make you feel shit.

Routinely by 17 a woman should be able to cope with pain killers and keeping moving.

The only once, I've ever nearly gone home with period pains only, was during a course with two hour lectures in a small stuffy room with absolutely no chance to fidget.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sun 21-Jul-13 12:32:28

I remember having the odd day off when I was 17 with horrible periods.
But technically 17 year olds aren't adults yet.

ClaimedByMe Sun 21-Jul-13 12:29:07

A day off what? work? school? life?

jellybeans Sun 21-Jul-13 12:28:04

If in pain, extremely heavy etc then yes I would say so. I wouldn't be able to work with my current ones.

maja00 Sun 21-Jul-13 12:27:38

If her periods are really incapacitating her, I would encourage her to see the doctor.

Sparklingbrook Sun 21-Jul-13 12:26:51

leah what's with all the threads?

leah8001996 Sun 21-Jul-13 12:25:54

because she has her period.

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