October 1st, 2014

cups to try with iud? already tried femmycycle

So my paraguard IUD makes my periods hell. I soak through a super plus tampon within an hour. I tried the femmy cycle (regular size) and it gave me horrible cramps and was generally very uncomfortable to insert and remove. I feel like it suctioned onto my cervix and also put a lot of pressure on it. I was considering the teen version, but I read that that's not for heavy flows. What other cups can I try? I really like the no-spill aspect of the femmycycle, but I'm willing to try another brand if that means I don't have to run to the bathroom every hour...

Changes After Paragard

Well, it had been a great 6 months with my Meluna medium. I immediately got the hang of it, and loved it. No leaks, no pain, no problems! Then, I decided to go off of hormonal birth control and got the Paragard IUD. As expected, I have gone from moderate bleeding to scenes from Jaws in a matter of a month. My normally low cervix is nowhere to be found during my period, and for my two really heavy days, I've started leaking. My cup is normally halfway full when it starts leaking, and I can feel the bubbling sensation that tells me something is up. It can be handled by wearing a panty liner but let's be real, if I wanted to do that, I would just be using reusable pads instead of a cup. Amirite?

For my lighter days, my Meluna is treating me just fine, but I need to find something else for my two Shark Week days. Does this sound like its a problem of needing a wider diameter cup? Maybe something longer? Higher capacity? I was lucky that I found my goldilocks cup right off the bat and now that I have to troubleshoot, I don't know where to start!