I'm NikkiG. I have been searching this site for hours trying to find "the right link" to answer my question. Clearly I've had no luck.
Keeping in mind that I'm already frustrated - could someone (with a very heavy flow) please, very kindly, tell me how-why-if I need to alter the holes on my Meluna?
1) I cannot get it to open. I have tried many folds - and it simply isn't happening. Usually the cup remains crumpled or folded on the inside. My DCs, Lunettes, and FemmeCups do not have this problem.
2) I have a very heavy flow and simply cannot find my cervix. I have tried (with the aid of my husband) - for months to find it. My GYN check up isn't for 6 more months. More often than not - I have some leakage issues for the first 3 days of my cycle. Toward the end - no leak problems at all.
3) I do have large clots - the holes get clogged - I clear them after every "check" which happens every 1.5 - 2 hours. If I don't check this frequently, I often find myself in "soaked though" land. I use cloth pads as a backup - those are the items that I find soaked. Rarely is the cup full - I know that liquid near/above the holes causes leaks.
4) I thought the lip of the Yuuki could help stop me from leaking over when a clot is released - where the Diva Cup and Lunette have failed.
If I have missed information that would be helpful - please link me. I genuinely believe that my inability to use the cup efficiently is related to some major error on my part.
If I can provide more info, please don't hesitate to ask. I always use pads (cloth) as a back up. I just want to find a way for my cup to work better.