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Hi :) i want to start off saying thank you for this community for helping me find my way into menstrual cups a year ago. So far everything is great, except for the first day of my cycle. On the first day i get normal cramps, but using a menstrual cup worsens them and gives me a bloated feeling. The rest of my cycle is just fine, and i can never feel the cup itself. Right now i am using a lunette size 2, for its firmness and capacity. However it may be putting a little too much pressure, but i dont think its because of my cervix its hitting. Before i tried my lunnette i had a size 1 rainbow cup, which was TOO soft and TOO small of a capacity. I am only 17 but i have no issues inserting, taking out, or even feeling the cup.

TLDR: I've been using a lunnette 2, but its been causing worsened cramps on the first day. I'm looking for a cup with a capacity like lunette 2 but a little softer(maybe the evaCup). Plus any ideas on what could be causing the cramps?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 21st, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
It could just be coincidence that you're having a crampy period. Chug a couple of glasses of water and see if it helps. An old wives tale says to drink more water before and during your period to alleviate both bloating and cramping. It works for me. Will it work for you too?
mshanai on April 21st, 2015 12:46 pm (UTC)
Do your cramps cease when you remove the cup? If yes, then the cup is probably causing it. If no, you're just having a crampy period.

Some people find that the firmer the cup, the more crampy it is. If you think the cup is the culprit, get a softer second cup--you can still use the Lunette on lighter days when cramps are less likely.
trejoytrejoy on April 21st, 2015 03:49 pm (UTC)
I agree. Mshanai expressed what I was thinking!