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do girls with aspergers have problems coping with periods

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madwoman1979 Sat 30-Nov-13 18:45:46

with the physical and emotional side of it? is the pain to much for them?

lougle Sat 30-Nov-13 18:50:25

I think it is quite a common difficult. The combination of organisation skills, emotional impact of change in the body and hormones, plus abstract pain.

SilverApples Sat 30-Nov-13 19:01:35

My DD coped with the discomfort and the hormones, but the physical side she did struggle with. The mess, the need to insert things, the smell and the sheer yuck factor (in her opinion)
She had showers, changed her pad a ridiculous number of times, had a hot water bottle and ate chocolate and it got easier after a while.

lougle Sat 30-Nov-13 19:06:05

DD2 (6) had already made it write clear that she never wants to be a lady, never wants to get married and never wants to have babies.

She held a baby in Thursday and was smiling tenderly at it. I said 'see, you'll be a good Mum when you're older.' and she replied 'no, I hate babies. I only like other people's.'

lougle Sat 30-Nov-13 19:06:27


Wibble1999 Sun 01-Dec-13 16:01:43

Could she have the injection? After the first one or two periods stop. No monthly emotional swings too.
Not sure if she could cope with a small jab every 12weeks??

hellsbells99 Sun 01-Dec-13 21:21:49

Hi Op. My DD suffers from pcos and has been put on pill to ensure regular periods. Stopping periods leads to an increased risk of cancer.

The mini pill is a good option.. D2 is on it and basically doesn't have periods on it..maybe once every 6 months or so!
I have an autistic son so don't have to cope with that..tho the erections and lack of understanding are not much fun, but I have severeal friends with daughters on the spectrum, including one with a HUGE fear of blood and theya re coping. Being VERY matter of fact about it.. 'this happens you do X, Y Z' and building hygiene and pad changing into the daily routine seems to be the method that works, depending on your DD's learning abilities.

mrsjay Mon 02-Dec-13 11:32:01

My friends dd really suffered with the mess of it all and the pain I do think her mum put her on the pill but she did have melafanic acid before that it stops the flow a bit,

Dawndonnaagain Tue 10-Dec-13 12:54:31

Neither of my twins copes well. One is now on the pill, the other isn't. I often find pads on the bathroom floor, bedroom floor or still attached to knickers in the laundry basket. There are bins enough, and I leave the bags everywhere but the co-ordinating everything seems a bit much! We also have problems with pain, so paracetamol, hot water bottles and chocolate. Hopefully the rest will sort because they're going to get into trouble if they go to uni!

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