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09 February 2015 @ 06:28 pm
So this is my first period using a reusable mentrual cup. I surprizingly have few issues with the cup. I do, however, have a problem. I have extremely heavy periods. I did not know how heavy until today, when my lunette model one filled and overflowed in one hour!!!! I felt a gush maybe 50 minutes after dumping my cup and i thought to myself 'that's not right, I must have put my cup in wrong!' Being my procrastinating self i decided to wait a while to see if it happened again (thank goodness for backup!) I laughed and felt a second gush about 10 minutes later so i decided to check things out. To my complete surprize, the cup was full! I have since switched to my ruby cup and hope that it holds up longer. I guess we'll see. For those that suggest i see a doctor, no worries i am and have been under the care of a hem/onc for 7 months, and this may help her find what is making me sick. I hope i can somehow make this work because the amount of money these cups would save me is huge, and they really do work great. Meanwhile, i am now seriously considering the luv ur body cup. Has anyone else ever been in a similar situation? If so, how do you manage?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 10th, 2015 03:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Luv Ur Body cups have significantly higher capacities but they are also significantly larger (longer, wider) cups. Will one fit? Check the size and capacity charts found at the Community FAQ or at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ for dimensions.

Of the 46mm wide and medium length cups, the large Fleur has the highest capacity.
trejoytrejoy on February 10th, 2015 06:52 am (UTC)
Early on I had more gushing. (I've been using cups six years now.) I was lucky to get two or three hours between emptying. Whether it is that my hormones have changed or that using cups has helped even out my flow, I don't know, but I get a lot more time now between bathroom trips.
Small cups leaked for me anyhow, due to my low cervix taking up room in the cup, but particularly when gushes happened. The Ruby should work better than the small Lunette, but kuradi8 is right about the large Fleur if you don't want a much longer cup.
There's a comparison picture of the lg LUB and lg Fleur in this post: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3239872.html
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on February 10th, 2015 07:42 am (UTC)
I used to gush like you before I started using cups. I am now prescribed tranexamic acid by my dr. I take this in conjunction with ibuprofen and now I can leave my cup in most of the day. On heavy days I only empty 3 or 4 times a day and the last couple of days only morning and night. I have 'measured' my flow since taking the medication and I now lose 80ml of fluid my entire period. I can't fill a cup to capacity because of my dangly cervix but the large fleurcup has been life changing for me
yayforcupsyayforcups on February 10th, 2015 08:31 am (UTC)
I love the LUB cups, I have the medium and it suits my high cervix nicely, if you've had children and have the space for it, the large would be awesome. The small looks to have great capacity for being 42mm rim and because of the bulge its good for a dangly cervix :)

I've never tried the Large Fleur cup but I hear good things
Kathlynekathlyne on February 11th, 2015 02:39 am (UTC)
My flow seems to alternate between angry river and silent flood. This month it's silent flood. On the first day I need to empty the cup every hour to hour and a half during the day. I somehow manage to get away with only changing it once during the night. After the first day I'm good for usually 3 hours or more. I love my large Fleur. It gives me the most capacity considering my dangly cervix.

Don't ignore the gush. If it happened at 50 minutes, then empty every 45 for a while...yes, inconvenient, but practice makes perfect and it's not like you are wasting anything if it isn't full.

I agree with one of the previous posters--lots of ibuprofen seems to help.

Good luck.
torylinn on February 11th, 2015 07:38 am (UTC)
My flow slowed down considerably today. I actually ended up switching to my diva cup (one more left to try- the sckoon, I'll save that for my lightest days. And yes, I know, I have way too many, but 2 were gifts!) I made it 7 hours before it was full. I haven't decided which is my favorite yet because they all do their job and well until they are full. I'll look at the lg Fleur for sure.