daniellebee88 (daniellebee88) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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Cramps and suction

Hello everyone! 

It has been a while since i last posted but I have to first start off by saying that I love my lunette!!! This is my third cycle with it and I still love it. However these past two cycles I've noticed something different compared to the first cycle.  I can insert the cup easily but I've been getting bad cramps whenever I use the cup. So bad that I bloat and they don't feel like normal period cramps. They go away after a while but then the cup is extremely difficult to break the seal. It seems on my first use of every cycle the cup comes out and suction breaks easily. But any other time it's very difficult to break it. Could I be putting it in too ugh? What could be causing the cramps? 

Any advice is much appreciated! 


okay so after using cup today I've noticed 2 things: 1. The cup goes in easily but cramps when first in. Cramps vanish after about 5 or 10 minutes. 
2. Removal: sometimes I can break the seal the first time, but most times it seems that it truly is suctioned around something and it takes a lot of force to break the seal before I feel that "whoosh" of air. 
So my question is: I CANNOT reach my cervix still. So what could the cup be suctioned to that makes it so hard to break the seal? How can I stop cramps? 

It's only my third cycle with the cup, but I'm concerned since my first cycle went so smoothly. Now it seems the last two cycles are just so difficult. I love my Lunette, so I don't think it's the cup. But any advice? Insertion techniques to guarantee air? I use the punch down fold already. 

Im not giving up though!!! Maybe I'm just having off cycles. 
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