rdshin (rdshin) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Using cups for about 6 months, duration is shorter but cycle is now heaps shorter too ... worried!

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone can shed light on my situation. I am in my early 40's, 2 kids and have been using menstrual cups for about 6 cycles now and I love it. I started with a juju cup size 2 but quickly found that it was a little firm for me and moved to the large sckoon which is softer and much more comfortable! I just love it. Immediately the duration of my cycle started to go down. Previously using tampons and pads it was 6-7 days, but quickly went down to 4-5 days and now it down to 2, barely 3 days. That bit is great but I also noticed that my cycle started to get shorter too. Prior to kids it was 32 days long, after kids it was 28 days long and it was always that way. Never missed a cycle (except when pregnant) it was never late, never early, you could literally set your clock by it.

But since using cups my cycle has consistently been getting shorter. It has dropped from 28, down to 26, 25 and now 24 days. I'm not happy with this trend! I have spoken to my Doctor who hasn't even heard of cups! I am getting older so I guess it is possible that I am entering the early stages of menopause but it seems like too much of a coincidence that this happened when I started using cups.

Has anyone else noticed this trend?

Thanks in advance!
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