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Is a bad period a valid sick leave excuse?

Literally been taken ibuprofen & paracetamol for it.
It's heavy. Changing every couple of hours.
I'm mentally and physically wiped out.
I don't usually get then like this and as you guys know I've spent the weekend feeling pretty low borderline suicidal.
Magnolia · 31-35, F
Yes that's absolutely a valid excuse! You need to rest. I'm sorry you're feeling so terrible.
Peppa · 31-35, F
@Magnolia i've never had to claim sick leave on this before so I'm not prepared for the reception.
Magnolia · 31-35, F
@Peppa I understand. Just know that you have a right to this.
Magnesium supplements are bomb for that. But only if it's magnesium l threonate
Peppa · 31-35, F
@boklenholley7 thank you. You're so amazing with all your advice. I need to get to the health shop asap. Honestly. I've never had it so bad. 4 days late must be the root cause.
Yes.. You are feeling sick
Teachocolate · 51-55, F
Yes,I can't work on second day of my period.I have to change constantly it's crazy.I have to be on painkiller n rest for that day,no other way.
firefall · 61-69, M
Absolutely. I've only seen secondhand how disabling it can be when it's bad, but its clearly quite crippling sometimes, even dosed up on painkillers.
Miram · 31-35, F
It is. I hope you feel better soon ❤
Peppa · 31-35, F
@Miram thank you Cosmo's. :-(
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Yes but they might need verification from a health professional.
@nedkelly It should be and HR would help you with that.
nedkelly · M
@SomeLikeItHot Not all places of work have a HR department - just call in sick as advise them you are unwell
Peppa · 31-35, F
@nedkelly @SomeLikeItHot the only evidence I have is the fact that I'll still be bleeding tomorrow and for the next 6 days... this isn't something I usually experience.
I usually just get on with it.
Why wouldnt it be?
Peppa · 31-35, F
@DarlingSelah I work in healthcare and with a female boss. It's the least sympathetic industry they'd likely say, pop a pill and suck it up. Nature of the job means I'm on the go none stop. I can't face the embarrassment of leaking on top of this pain.
I literally feel like I've just had an iud fitted. It's so bad.
@Peppa you dont have to tell them why
Peppa · 31-35, F
@DarlingSelah well unfortunately they've just sent a message asking what's wrong.
And if I can let them know by 12 if I'm able to return tomorrow.
Suck it up and get to work.
@Peppa I was hoping that you would see that was an obvious joke. I can't imagine how hard it is. Fuck work. Take care of yourself.
Peppa · 31-35, F
@SW-User honestly, the way I feel right now there's not much chance of a sense of humor.
This is my worst nightmare calling in sick for a bad period. But I really don't have it in me. Thanks. And I'll try and do my best, I must return tomorrow. I can't bare taking the time like this.
@Peppa take good care

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