rosespins (rosespins) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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I'm trying out a cup because it seemed my only choice once they took OB Ultra off the market.iva Cup in the mail yesterday, and I didn't really have trouble inserting it after watching several videos on folds and insertions, but now I'm in real trouble. I'm typing this from my living room because I had to stay home from work today. I can't get it out! I slept with it in last night, filled it and woke up with leaking. When I tried to remove it, I had a helluva time. Took about a half an hour to get it out. I was thinking that there is a learning curve and I'll get used to it, so I put it back in. Now it is stuck. I've tried repeatedly and I'm starting to panic. Has anyone ever actually had to go to the doctor to have it removed?

I can barely touch the tip of the cup I have to really work to get my finger AND my thumb on it and then it is too slippery to hold. I tried using my finger nails on the ridges, but that doesn't work and now I have painful scratches. I'm bearing down and reaching as high as I can. Seems like it's just getting farther up there. I've tried toilet and standing with my leg propped up. I have back problems which makes this whole process extra painful.

Now I'm leaking around this thing so It's insult added to injury. If I wanted an uncomfortable, leaking option, I'd have settled for a different tampon. At least I could remove it.
Tags: divacup, first time use, removal - painful or problems, teething troubles
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