ginger2809 (ginger2809) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Switched from BC pill to IUD... Now I have cup problems!

Hey everyone,

This is my first time posting, but I had been looking around on here for a while before I bought my cup in May 2010.  I got the smallest MeLuna with the ball stem, and I loved it!  My flow was very light (I was on birth control pills) so I only had to empty it in the morning and before bed.  Leaks were rare.  

Now, I switched to an IUD (Paragard) in June of this year, and I've been having problems since then.  My flow is a lot heavier and I've been leaking.  A lot of it is that I'm just used to not having to empty it often, and I try to go too long.  I would have to empty it like every 2 hours to keep it from leaking.  

I'm assuming that I need a bigger cup, but I'm not sure which one I should get.  I was thinking of the MiaCup but I think that's really just because it's pretty and I'm a sucker for things that are cute.  

I'm 24 years old, definitely not a virgin, never had kids, and I'm a vegan.  The small MeLuna fits me great, so I don't know how much I should push it by using one that's too much bigger.  

Any suggestions?

Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, iud, meluna, miacup, sizes/size issues, vegan/vegeterian
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