November 3rd, 2012

fleurcup first time

so i finally got my fleurcup! i tried it thursday night for the first time, and went right to yoga class without a problem. i found myself taking it out and putting it back in a few times before bed, just to be sure i could actually take it out. didn't have much of a problem.

then i put it in overnight, and when i woke up in the morning i felt like i couldn't get it out. i guess maybe because it had been in for 8ish hours it was more "wedged" in there, or maybe because it was more full, but it kind of freaked me out. as i was trying to break the seal, i felt like i was suctioning my insides out, and then i started feeling really nauseous, felt really warm, dizzy and lightheaded. after i got it out, i decided to use a pad while i "calmed down" lol sorry i'm dramatic!

has this happened to anyone? maybe it's just anxiety or the feeling of suctioning triggered a weird response. a similar thing happened, in a way more extreme way, when i had my IUD taken out a few years ago. when they took it out, it wasn't like it hurt necessarily, i just got an intense wave of warmth/sweaty/dizzy/nausea that hit me... this time with the fleurcup it was a similar feeling just not as intense.

btw, i'm 28, i don't have children, i'm not a virgin, and i currently have a paragard IUD in place.
[Merlin] - Gwen

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well, it happened -- I accidentally dropped my diva cup in the toilet.

what should i do? thankfully i'm on my last day of my period so i should be able to get by with pantiliners, but do i have to buy a new one? (i'm thinking yes?) it was only in there for like 10 seconds, but i have no way to boil it now or anything (i live in a dorm) until around thanksgiving. i rinsed it in the sink for about a minute in really really hot water, but i didn't put it back in. aaand i really don't have the money for a new one right now. i'm so mad at myself! at least let me know i'm not the only dummy who's ever done this?
wapi

Meluna YAY!

Well I went through a whole period with my new Meluna Large soft classic no stem... and WOW.  It's fabulous! perfect! Took me a day to master the fold and getting it to open properly, as its soft and doesn't really pop open like the lunette did.  But once i got it, no problem... fast placement, fast removal, fast empty-rinse-re-insert.  Simple as a tampon.  And it was so soft and comfortable that I could not feel it. AT ALL. My fingers can feel it, but that's it.  And for the first time, NO CRAMPS.  NO cervix pain. No painful removals!  

I know I got the perfect cup now! i liked my Lunette (and truly do miss the tiny bit of extra capacity) but you know what? with the meluna the flow was a bit lighter and more even, and anyway, emptying it was a breeze.

I'm SO thrilled.  Seriously!  Best thing ever.

I don't get it when I tell friends how fantastic it is, and while others are also excited (and 5 of my friends have gotten one themselves!) some of them think its so gross and unsanitary to "hold the blood inside". Sigh.... 

But oh well. I love my cup and the comfort and the freedom and the cost savings!!! :) i love not wearing pads and using tampons. I love going all night without a change.  I love it!!! 

I'm a very happy cup user :D

It totally pays off to find the perfect cup for you!
[Star Trek Spock] Spock

Second time around!

I just finished my second period using my pretty sparkly MeLuna.

The first time I had a couple of issues with getting it in the right spot, so it leaked a couple of times. But this period was easy! I've figured out exactly how to insert it so there are no leaks at all. The best way for me is to get the edge in front of my cervix and then sort of tuck the back of the cup around the cervix. Hard to explain, but once I'd discovered that little trick it was easy to get it in exactly the right spot.

I've also gotten better at removing it without spilling blood all over the place. Last month it tended to look like a massacre had happened in the bathroom, but this time around there was very little mess. Hurrah!

I also noticed I had less period pain than usual this month. I still had my lower back pain & cramps, but I could get on with work etc without wanting to curl up and die like I usually do. I usually rely heavily on Naprogesic to get me through the first day of my period (I take the maximum daily dose and still wish I could take more) but this month I just took two in the morning and the pain was bearable the rest of the day.

I love my cup!