The problem is that bearing down makes me really really dizzy. I have to do it six or seven times to get the cup down to my fingers (yes, I've definitely kept the stem!). After a session of cup removal I have to sit down for a long while, I just can't handle standing because I'm so dizzy. Not to mention it takes me like, ten minutes.
Any suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else? I'd LOVE to start using my cup again, it makes periods so much EASIER.