moonlady26 (moonlady26) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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First time user and... a bit scared!

Hi everyone. I just managed to figure out how to post here. I am here looking for reassurance. I have a mooncup UK which I started using yesterday. I had no problem inserting it and think it's wonderful. I have been doing lots of research prior to get familiarised with the folds and insertion methods. I absolutely love it.

As I said, my period started yesterday and was so happy about wearing the cup overnight. Which I did. I woke up during the night with a strong need to urinate, but not much would come out. It was rather painful to pass urine (or rather uncomfortable), so I decided to take the cup out, and it allowed more urine to pass, but it was still a little sore.

This is the strange bit. Whilst I was sitting on the loo (after removing my cup), I felt nauseous and suddenly, I passed out on the floor. My blood pressure suddenly lowered and I was sweating profusely, but my skin felt ice cold. I managed to get myself up on my feet and tried to go back to bed, but fainted again on the doorstep. I quickly gained consciousness and pulled myself up to bed. My boyfriend wakes up at this stage, but I didn't want to alarm him. I got in bed and I felt as if my heart rate was slowing down, my arms felt numb, my ears were ringing, and my head was about to explode. I was terrified. After a couple of minutes, these symptoms seemed to disappear and my heart rate , albeit slower than usual, felt more stable. I am so scared now, I have no idea what could've caused all this, I do not want to think it has anything to do with my cup being there overnight.

I woke up with a terrible headache and didn't go to work in the morning.

I don't know what to think, i cannot blame the cup for this, but I don't know what to think. Is there any remote chance that I have TSS?? I know that's associated with tampons and absorption, but the symptoms I observed, I have checked online and are very similar to those of TSS. I would really appreciate someone helping me out. I am thinking of ringing the Mooncup helpline and speak to a nurse now.

Thanks for listening and I would appreciate any input.
Tags: first time use, health risks
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