beach_justice (beach_justice) wrote in vaginapagina,

missing work because of period symptoms

I'm sure we've all been there, but I'm wondering how anyone else deals with having to miss work because of period symptoms. I had horrible cramps, heavy bleeding and a headache and just couldn't bring myself to go in to work last Friday. I told them I had a migraine headache but that just seems so...fake-sick? Also, I felt like I was lying. Has anyone here ever told their employers they are having period symptoms and must miss work? Has anyone ever been reprimanded for doing so? I feel incredibly awkward thinking about telling telling my employer I am on my period and can't come in to work because I feel so rotten but I think that makes a better story than "Oh I have a headache." Just curious as to how other people handle this situation.
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