rnlsmama (rnlsmama) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Help me out, if you can!

Hi Ladies

This is my first time posting here and I have read a lot of the posts and comments, but I can't figure out how to fix what's going on here with me. I'm trying my medium meluna out for the first time, and this is day 2 of my period. I got it in easily, it feels super comfortable and I did run my finger around to be sure my cervix is in the cup and it's popped open. Everything seems great. The problem is it keeps leaking. But when I take it out to empty it, it's only like half full, or even less. I have a low cervix. I've had two babies, but both were via c-section, and I don't think I'm particularly stretched out down there.

I have plenty of reasons for wanting to use a cap, but the biggest is that since I had my second baby, which was 5th months ago (this is my first period, I had the cup all ready to go for when it came) I have become extremely sensitive to pads, pantyliners and even tampons a little.  I get a rash that doesn't go away for a few days whenever I use one. Tampons also make me cramp, so I don't want to use them. I really really want this to work for me.

The worst leaking was last night, it was awful. I got up three times to change, and had a mess everytime. I am so disappointed! Removal and insertion were a breeze, I thought it would work perfectly, but it hasn't! I don't know what to do!!

The reason I got the medium meluna is that I know my cervix is low, and my skin is so easily irritated I wanted the ball stem so I didn't have to cut off a long end and have a sharp edge to anything where I cut. If I had gotten one with a stem, it would definitely poke all the way out. And I liked the size of it-- I'm afraid anything larger would be uncomfortable. But I don't know. I don't want to keep ordering gobs of cups and trying them either. But is that my only option? I'm at a loss, I'm so bummed out!!! Help!
Tags: cervix position, leakage & spotting, meluna
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