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03 November 2012 @ 12:38 pm
so i finally got my fleurcup! i tried it thursday night for the first time, and went right to yoga class without a problem. i found myself taking it out and putting it back in a few times before bed, just to be sure i could actually take it out. didn't have much of a problem.

then i put it in overnight, and when i woke up in the morning i felt like i couldn't get it out. i guess maybe because it had been in for 8ish hours it was more "wedged" in there, or maybe because it was more full, but it kind of freaked me out. as i was trying to break the seal, i felt like i was suctioning my insides out, and then i started feeling really nauseous, felt really warm, dizzy and lightheaded. after i got it out, i decided to use a pad while i "calmed down" lol sorry i'm dramatic!

has this happened to anyone? maybe it's just anxiety or the feeling of suctioning triggered a weird response. a similar thing happened, in a way more extreme way, when i had my IUD taken out a few years ago. when they took it out, it wasn't like it hurt necessarily, i just got an intense wave of warmth/sweaty/dizzy/nausea that hit me... this time with the fleurcup it was a similar feeling just not as intense.

btw, i'm 28, i don't have children, i'm not a virgin, and i currently have a paragard IUD in place.
 
Tessgryphonwing on November 3rd, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a vasovagal response - but you didn't actually pass out, so that's good. It's normal for a lot of people and unless you're very unlucky it shouldn't happen every time. :D

Even though it's not listed anywhere as a common cause, for at least some people contact with the cervix or the area around it can cause this. There's a branch of the vagus nerve in the region.
juliiie87juliiie87 on November 3rd, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
I agree with the vagal response, I get them all the time for shots, never with cups though. Also, if at all possible, try leaving your cup in a little longer in the morning while you have breakfast, take a shower, etc. as it might just move back down a little on its own. Have you tried squatting / sitting on the toilet for removal ?
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on November 3rd, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
I agree too. I have it with needles myself. One thing you can try next time you remove it is to relax and bear down and pinch the bottom down. That should help but definitely let us know if you have any further questions.