raisinlilly (raisinlilly) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Discouraged!

This is my first post, I'm a first time user and the last couple of days have been more challenging than I had hoped. I have the bigger size in the Lunette, I'm late 30's, no children... this is my second full day and I've just gone and bought some pads, as I'm in a fair bit of pain... I feel very discouraged, as I was really looking forward to a bright and rosy future with lunette! I don't want to go back to tampons/pads, but the pain, (if it stays at this level) isn't worth it... I know the learning curve is big, and maybe a couple of cycles worth (and I'm in there for the long haul, really I am, I'm just not getting the hang of this like a lot of other women...

Firstly the C fold didn't work for me, waaaay too big, from what I've been reading this is true for a lot of women, which is reassuring, tried the punch down fold with success, yay! however, getting it out was a whole another story - what pain! the first two times, the pain was excruciating - it actually made me feel faint,  I've since been online to try and master the technique of removal, pinching the cup at the base and working it out slowly side to side, while tilting one side down has been better, it still hurts, but not as much... of the half a dozen times I've inserted it, its leaked 5 out of 6 times, so it's obviously too high, past my cervix, the last time I used it, I didn't push it in too far, so it sat much lower, but I could feel it the whole time (just like that feeling when a tampon isn't inserted correctly or it's started to come out), after an hour I had to take it out, too uncomfortable.... so the washup of my experience so far - feeling very sore and a little disappointed, I really wanted it to work

Any advice?
Tags: first time use, insertion, removal - painful or problems
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