Thanks for all the contributions to this board and allowing me to post....
I'm a little bit worried about my girlfriends decision to fast tomorrow and would like some advice or whether she should really speak to a doctor first... She is Hindu and obviously quite intent on making the religious obligation but if I could convince her that she needed to a doctor and he told her not to fast or delay it then she would listen or if people don't think its a big deal then I can relax
Anyway her period is over a week late at this point - We did a clearblue home pregnancy test and although I'm not sure she obeyed the instructions 100% (about 90%) it came back pretty quickly as negative and we were pretty sure it probably wasn't that anyway. I think it is probably to do with her eating as she is very skinny (35kg for just over 5 foot I think) and she has lost a bit more weight recently. She also doesn't eat regularly, often missing meals but she is fairly strong, surprisingly so for her size having grown up on an Indian farm. It could also be stress as we both have dissertations to write for our masters degrees that we are both behind on and there are other pressures as well especially for her as her family can't know about us. A final contributing factor might be that around the time her period was due we were at the end of a very physically exhausting (but fun) city break where we spent 4 solid days walking seeing sights and carrying round bags.
The fast however is pretty mild and although it lasts for 5 days milk, milk products, fruits (although not vegetables) and nuts are all allowed. She can also have roti a very plain flat Indian bread once a day.
What do you think?
Any help very much appreciated!!!!