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31 January 2013 @ 02:29 pm

Hey everyone!

I bought a Lunette size 1, then snagged a small Fleurcup when they were on sale a few weeks ago - haven't tried that one out yet. But - I have no problem getting the Lunette to open but right now I am getting some lower cramping when my cup is in. I have an IUD but strings are short - not worried about it expelling I'm on my 3rd period with the IUD so all is well there. Is the cup bumping my cervix? Do I need it lower? I can get it up there pretty far, get it out fine? But I think if its up too high - I could be bumping my cervix and that's causing the cramps? I'm not cramping when I use tampons. But I just started cramping when I put my cup in this afternoon at work - hadn't planned on having to but I bled through a super tampon and all over myself unexpectedly. (This Paragard IUD has caught me off guard with the amount of blood in general and the amount of blood without clots - it's like I'm giving blood!)

juliiie87juliiie87 on January 31st, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
It's not unusual to be aware of the cup at first - happened to me on my first dry runs with my Fleurcup, because it was larger and firmer than I'm used to, and went away on the third try. Most cup users report their cup sit (o) around their cervix, so try to make sure that's the case. You can't really decide to keep it low if it wants to ride higher. If it's not a placement issue, than hopefully you'll get used to it and your cramping will subside. Or your cup might be trying to suction onto your cervix, which you'll want to relieve by letting air go inside the cup. Or perhaps it's a bit firm for your sensitivity, but you won't know unless you try for a bit and see if it gets better.
H: pic#119646647heatherrebecca on February 1st, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
Definitely agree with you on having to try it and see. I just wasn't sure if it was just coincidental that I got cramps at the same time or if it was the cup. I took some aleve and got relief. Tried the fleurcup tonight - I can notice a difference - especially in the stem but otherwise it is fine. Thanks for the info!