Amber ~ smells like sunshine and evil! (ambervon) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Amber ~ smells like sunshine and evil!

Heavy Flow

Good morning all!

I'm 41 and have one child.  I've been using the DivaCup for about 3 years.  I'll admit, I don't use cups out of choice but out of necessity.  I have extremely heavy periods and a super tampon is useless to me.  I don't particularly like using cups because changing one really IS like a horror movie, very messy, blood goes all over my hand, it's a bitch to clean blood from under your fingernails at work, etc. etc --- but the tampon alternative isn't really a viable option.

As an example, I've been out of bed now for 2 hours and I've emptied a full cup 4 times and changed two pads.  Last night I slept with a DivaCup, pad and a towel under me.  I had to empty a full cup 3 times throughout the night.  I have had heavy days here and there in the past where I've changed a cup every 20 minutes for a few hours.  It's truly horrible.

Seeing as I have no choice, I am wondering if there is a cup out there that is better for very heavy flow than the DivaCup.  I've never tried any other cups and maybe it's time since I should probably replace my DivaCup anyway.

Thanks in advance for any input.  I appreciate it.

I'm going to take some pain killer now  ;)
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