Pope Gaius Disaster (wu_chan) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Pope Gaius Disaster
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Cups and cramps

I never had cramps when I was young, but I got an IUD about four years ago when I was 21 and started having terrible cramps. They got better over time, and eventually I realized that my Diva cup was making them worse. I had been using it for years and loved it, so I was disappointed but my cramps stopped almost completely.

That was probably two years ago, and I thought I'd give it a go again since everything seems to be settled down with the IUD. So this morning I inserted my old Diva, and yup. Cramps right away. They're really mild, more uncomfortable than painful. I'm going to give it a day and see if I think it's worth it. I really don't want to keep using tampons, and I'm on the road so reusable pads are not a good option for me until I have a stable home, (which may be as soon as this winter!)

In the meantime, is there anything I can do about these cramps? Try a different style of cup, maybe?
Tags: cramps, divacup, iud
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