I'm 23, two vaginal births and no chance of being pregnant again. My period is incredibly heavy for the first 3 or 4 days, most of the time I can bleed through a tampon and pad within 30-45 minutes and I always have a change of clothes on hand. I'm on Lysteda now to help curb the bleeding, it helps a little. The cramps are also pretty bad and I have to take strong pain killers to help, I can no longer use tampons because they magnify the cramps. I tried Instead Cups, the original size wouldn't even stay in place for a minute. As soon as I stood up I could feel the rim poking out. I've tried to new smaller size and it will stay in place for 30 minutes or so before I feel it poke out too. My cervix during my period is fairly low, a middle fingers worth of length or lower on some days which is about 3 inches for me.
Basically my needs are a shorter cup, something that can hold a lot and not leak. I'm not sure about stiffness...I've read that stiffer cups leak less but will stiffness affect cramps? This is a last resort for me, if I can't find something comfortable and leak free I will be scheduling a partial hysterectomy. My doctor and insurance have already agreed to it due to the circumstances and with my new profession (law enforcement) I really need something reliable. I don't want to go under the knife so a cup would be wonderful.
Thank you for the help everyone, I really appreciate it.