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Marie Intarnette
08 December 2014 @ 08:19 am
I'm sure this cup would be good for someone with heavy flow. My flow is just way too heavy. I'm changing my cup about every hour now, since my fibroids have me that badly off now. Even though the capacity is just a bit more than the Meluna XL, I am thinking of going back to my Meluna. The reason why is that I've noticed no matter how well I fit the Love Yur Body cup into myself, it's never fully open. The cup is, imo, too soft for my body. The Meluna XL classic is somewhat firmer. There was one day, a few months ago, where the Luv Yur Body cup was so full that by the time I got to the toilet, it actually fell out of me. O.o But I'm sure most people will never have this issue. I just have too much blood and this cup is just not working for me. Perhaps if they make a firmer cup, or if my fibroids shrink some, it'll work better. It's a shame though because I do think the cup is so pretty and buying from their company was so pleasant.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 8th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Have you thought about asking your doctor about some meds (tranexamic acid?) to slow down your bleeding before you have a chance to get the fibroids removed? You could be talking about fairly serious risk for anemia there...

As far as the cup's concerned, I'm sure you'll get a buyer right away on mc_sales if you'd like to part with the LuB. I haven't seen one up for sale yet. (I like the length but based on your description it probably wouldn't pop open for me either)
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on December 8th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
That's what I've been taking, actually. I've been tested for anemia but nothing comes up, but I swear I am so tired these past few months that I really do think I am anemic.

I don't see myself reselling the cup.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on April 7th, 2015 12:25 pm (UTC)
I wound up getting anemia and blood transfusions, but it got the doctors to schedule my surgery for me earlier.
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on December 8th, 2014 10:42 pm (UTC)
Hi ladylynx I also take tranexamic acid and it works way better if you take it along with ibuprofen. If I take them both together it literally halves the amount of fluid I lose and I also don't experience the gushing either. I wasn't tested for any specific condition my doc though just a bit of heavy flow..
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on April 7th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was using 800mg of ibuprofen. Had my surgery last month though, so hopefully it's over.
curlydevacurlydeva on December 8th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
What fold do you use with the LUB? I find I can really only use two folds with LUB cup. One is the "c" fold. I have three "c" fold methods. The 1st one is to insert in half way or a 1/4 of the way and let open and then push up into place. 2nd method is to push in and if it opens part way then I pull down on the stem this seems to let air in and it opens and then I push back up into place. 3rd method is still using "c" fold insert in and then with my finger push the side of my walls letting air in and it opens all the way. The first two methods work the best and are the fastest for me. Or sometime I use the half "7" fold. place my finger under the fold after I insert half way and then guide the cup open and push in place. Hope that helps. It took a while for me to like the LUB cup at first it was a pain and I couldn't always wear it but now I am finding this is my very favorite cup and has moved to my #1 Goldilocks and my go to all the time. I have fibroids too and my cycles are heavy the first two days but this cup allows me to go longer between empties than my other Goldilocks or my other cups. Hope that helps.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on April 7th, 2015 12:23 pm (UTC)
When I meant it doesn't open all the way, I mean that it'd be against the walls but my walls would squish it. I always go with the c-fold.

I wish you luck with your fibroids. Hopefully my hell is over.