November 7th, 2007

Dust Bunnies

Long Time lurker, I don't post much...

But I had a few questions. My doctor thinks I may have Interstitial Cystitis. Anyone here familiar with that diagnosis or care to message me regarding what I am possibly getting into here? Will the pressure that the diva puts on my urethra (urinating is a little more difficult with it in) aggravate the UTI symptoms I already have worse?

Also, the doctors incorrectly gave me antibiotics for what they thought was a UTI, and it ended up unbalancing things down there. My doctor put me on a cream to help, for 5 days, and go figure, these are the 5 days my period is likely to be flowing. The cream I am on is metronidazole. Will it damage my cup? They already advise me to wear pads purely because there is an awful lot of this cream and supposedly it stains things. I just want to know if I need to wear pads throughout my period, or can I use my cup? Thanks guys!
love a lefty

PCOS, blahblah

So, I have PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome), along with Insulin Resistance. Both of these combined allow me to go years without a period (uh, yay? Not.).. However, since I'm trying to get my period back on track (I miss it, really), I'm looking into getting a divacup/mooncup/blahblah.

- I'm allergic to latex, therefore any of the latex ones are out of the question.
- I'm a nanny, so I need something that
a) is big enough to leave in for an extended period of time (obviously no more than 8 hours, though it'd be more likely to be 5.. ish.)
b) doesn't require a lot of maintenance/cleaning/hiding in salty/vinegar-y solutions
- I have HUGE clots. Will this affect it?

Anyone else here have PCOS/IR? Both? Maybe? .. I know I seem to know next to nothing about the products, but I'm still iffy on them and don't have the time to really look at them for hours on end. I'm interested in the grippy-ridged, those are neeeeat. And the clearness. :D

Cheeeeeers,
Nanny