Well, last night the cramping became steadily worse to the point where I had trouble sleeping. I am lucky enough to normally have little to no cramping. Sometimes a twinge but never anything disrupting to my life or requiring any medication to manage. This pain was much worse than any normal cramping I have ever had and I got up at 3 am to remove the softcup so I could sleep. I have left it out all day today but am still having severe cramps and have been taking Ibuprofen with little relief.
I have read that sometimes some cramping is experienced at first with new use of a cup, but is it usually this severe? I had already ordered a Diva Cup because I want to avoid the disposable nature of the softcup. Now I am worried that the Diva Cup may cause this cramping as well. Even if the cramping goes away after a few months I'm not sure I could stand it long enough to become accustomed.
Anyone else had experience with such severe cramping? Will a Diva Cup be better or worse for the cramping? I know I have to wait til my Diva gets here to know for sure but just wanted to hear some experienced opinions and advice in the meantime. Thanks!