mist_pixie (mist_pixie) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Diva cup pain/discomfort - Meluna Maybe?

Alright, so I got a Diva cup a couple weeks ago and tested it out a bit before my period actually started. I had no problems inserting it or taking it out once I figured out how. But when I did a 'dry run' I had a really bad achy pain/discomfort in my lower abdomen and I honestly think I could feel the ring of the cup all the way around. It was highly uncomfortable. I originally thought that perhaps this was due to the fact that it was a dry run and my body just wasn't used to having it up there, but once my period started and I tested it out a couple more times I think I can now safely say that the Diva size 1 just is not working out. It not only causes the pain but after I take it out I am left with a dull discomfort because of it.

So now I am on the hunt for a new cup, I am looking long and hard at the Meluna Small, Medium, or perhaps the Mini in soft. But I am honestly not sure what would work best with my body length wise (I found that the Diva was a bit long and if I had tried to use it on the heaviest day of my period it would have stuck out about a half an inch from the base of the cup -not the stem, the base-). I checked on my heaviest day and my uterus was sitting between 1 and 2 inches up, I think it was close to 1 3/4. Do you guys have any advice about if I should get a shorter cup so I can accommodate for the stem (I liked the stem on the Diva, it really didn't bother me and was very useful) or just go ahead and get a longer one and not worry to much about the stem?

Also, would it be better to order from the Meluna site (Germany) or the one based in Canada (which from what I understand still ships from Germany). Also, if I ship from Germany has anyone ever used the Express Delivery shipping option to get it to the US? (In TN). If so, does it ship any quicker than the 1 to 3 weeks I have seen mentioned on the forum? Is it worth the extra Money? I am leaving the country in less than a week and would love to be able to try and get it before I go, though I am doubtful that this is possible (I could get it shipped to me by a friend if it comes after I leave, or attempt to have it shipped to my new location).

If my question has already been answered somewhere I am truly sorry. I have searched the forums and have turned up empty handed.
Tags: buying decisions, divacup, dry run, first time use, meluna, meluna - soft, travel
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