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Today is the second night of my cycle, hoping into my third day of that makes sense. Anyway I'm having so much trouble with my cups today. I know my cervix loves to move around and it's very very low the first day and part of the second day that I'm bleeding, that's fine my fleur worked great, cervix say nicely in the cup and I was comfortable and had no leaks. I tried to reinsert my fleur tonight before bed and found it didn't "fit". It felt like it was being pushed out of me. So I tried my femmecup, it went in and opened and was fine for about ten minutes then it felt like it was being pushed out and felt crampy. So I took it out and tried my xl meluna classic because my flow usually gets heavier on my third day and since I'm putting the cup in for over night wear I don't want to risk leaks. I couldn't even get the cup halfway inside. It felt like the cup was full of air or something. So I took it out and tried my large meluna classic, same results. I grabbed my medium meluna soft, despite knowing it's too small for me to successfully use over night, I thought maybe I just need the softness of the cup. I was wrong, I got it in and it open partially as usual. I fiddled with it and it opened but soon, before I even left the bathroom, felt as if it was being pushed out. I grabbed my last available cup, large lunette selene. It would not go in, same as the fleur. I thought, "What the help? This never happened before." So I decided to shove a finger up there and search for my cervix to see where it was and if it had anything to do with the cups not fitting. My cervix isn't super low but it's not high either. It's about medium height I would say. But the thing is that I can always "feel" my urethra through my vaginal wall, well right now it feels really swollen and I believe my cups have been suctioning themselves to the bit of swollen tissue images of getting in far enough and covering my cervix.

I did successfully get my lunette in. I had to do a sort of seven fold thingy, angle it way down and to right to sort of get it past that swollen stuff, or whatever it is, and it's now fit snugly in there and no leakage, yet(knock on wood).

I'm just wondering what this swelling is from? I know the lady bits can swell during the cycle but I've never had this happen, at least not like this. I also noticed that I could sort of feel my cup pressing on my urethra. That's also never happened. I used a diva for a year before getting my new cups and have used them all successfully at some point in my cycle at least once.
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
trejoytrejoy on July 3rd, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Not that I can help much, but I've discovered my cervix does some funny acrobatics: very shallow forward, very very far back and left, and sometime pointing toward my tailbone! I'm fairly short and wide inside, so most of the longer cups don't work for me, except the rare occasions when my cervix moves to its deepest point. I've had that swollen feeling as well, but don't have an answer as to why.
Dirtiest Girl In Americarenly_stormsend on July 3rd, 2013 05:46 am (UTC)
At least I know know I'm not the only one.
Luceafaraluceafara on July 6th, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
While reading this I kept thinking: thank goodness you have so many cups!! I did not answer because I have no idea what may have been going on.
How did you end up making out for the past few days? Did you ever find out what the swelling was?

Edited at 2013-07-06 03:20 am (UTC)
Dirtiest Girl In Americarenly_stormsend on July 6th, 2013 05:04 am (UTC)
No I did not figure out what it was, it pretty much went away on its own over the next two days. I used the fleur pretty much the entire time. I did successfully use the lunette for one night but it leaked terribly. Thank goodness for back up cloth pads. I think the large fleur is my "goldielocks" but i won't know for sure until I try my medium mini meluna and small ladycup that are on their way to me now.
Luceafaraluceafara on July 7th, 2013 02:51 am (UTC)
Cause you don't have enough cups already :)

I actually have 6 Melunas on the way to me, and just received two Fleurcups yesterday, so I shouldn't be talking. I have not tried the fleur yet, because the stem grips look like they may cause discomfort, so if any of the other Melunas are comparable in size and shape, I may leave it sealed and try to sell it. Though, after reading about your problem, it seems to be a good idea to keep back-ups for fluke days.
Dirtiest Girl In Americarenly_stormsend on July 7th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
Absolutely, you never know when you might need a different size and or shape :)
I'm the type of person whos either gotta try all the options or none. If that makes any sense.