Eireinn (eireinn) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Iron making period heavier?

Does taking iron make your periods heavier? It seems to be for me. My doctor told me three months ago I had to start taking iron as my levels were too low, and ever since then my cup won't last me through the night without massive leakage.

I've had a medium Meluna for about... nine or ten months?... and I never had a leak once I got through the learning curve. But the last three months, I've woken up to a huge amount of leakage.

I'm tossing up whether to invest in a larger-capacity cup, or whether to use backup pads at night for now. I can't really afford a new cup right now, since the things aren't cheap, but a few packs of pads costs the same so that will end up more expensive in the long run. I think it might be best to use up the pads I still have left from pre-cup days and then in a couple months I'll have a bit more money to get a new cup.

But which cup to get? It was hard enough choosing the Meluna! :)
Tags: leakage & spotting, meluna
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