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03 November 2012 @ 11:14 pm
I just finished my second period using my pretty sparkly MeLuna.

The first time I had a couple of issues with getting it in the right spot, so it leaked a couple of times. But this period was easy! I've figured out exactly how to insert it so there are no leaks at all. The best way for me is to get the edge in front of my cervix and then sort of tuck the back of the cup around the cervix. Hard to explain, but once I'd discovered that little trick it was easy to get it in exactly the right spot.

I've also gotten better at removing it without spilling blood all over the place. Last month it tended to look like a massacre had happened in the bathroom, but this time around there was very little mess. Hurrah!

I also noticed I had less period pain than usual this month. I still had my lower back pain & cramps, but I could get on with work etc without wanting to curl up and die like I usually do. I usually rely heavily on Naprogesic to get me through the first day of my period (I take the maximum daily dose and still wish I could take more) but this month I just took two in the morning and the pain was bearable the rest of the day.

I love my cup!
OmniAliaomnialia on November 3rd, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Hurray!! I am loving my meluna too.... and I also have to kind of manually tuck the cup around the cervix because its soft and my cervix is low. I do have to be careful removing it because it spills more easily than my stiffer cups. I personally had less cramping and light blood flood as well! Hurray Meluna!!

what is Naprogesic? Naproxen? I get TERRIBLE cramps most of the time (hoping next period will be a repeat of my first with meluna... no pain!) that make it nearly impossible to walk for 2 days... horrible :(
Eireinneireinn on November 4th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, Naprogesic is naproxen. It's just the brand name for it here. And it is a LIFESAVER. I'm pretty sure it's actually magic.