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As of lately, I have had really heavy periods, and I mean REALLY heavy.
Luckily for me I found a temporary solution in the meantime which slows my period so it is managable. It's to take 550 mg of Naproxen Sodium (OTC). It lasts for around 12 hrs. and it was a Godsend to me last month! The doc told me that this should not be helping my period stop but I told her I read about it online that it is supposed to work and it was working for me. She said if that's the case it would be ok to take it.
But anyway, now you see why I am looking for the largest cup I can get.
I recently bought the Meluna XL because I heard it will hold more than the Yuuki. When it arrived, I filled the large Yuuki to the top with water and poured it into the Meluna XL and the Meluna XL did not hold as much as the Yuuki! So now I am wondering about the Luv Ur Body cup which actually has a slightly bigger diameter and is slightly longer than the Yuuki. Anyone have these cups to do a comparison?
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yayforcupsyayforcups on September 18th, 2015 07:26 am (UTC)
I cant compare but I have the LUB medium which is the longest and it has saved my periods, i dont even get slobber!! The shape really does get it a great capacity, i suffer from clots which no other cup has been able to handle because of the quick displacement but my LUB buys me time to get to a bathroom. Now its in small medium and large i recommend it to all that can acommodate it :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 18th, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
I haven't tried it myself but in addition--if you don't mind digging a bit to remove it, because it's a little shorter--the Super Jennie has 42ml capacity. Glad you've found some help for your periods in the meantime. If there's no cross reaction between these and the Aleve, you could also try taking some natural Vitamin E (make sure it's D-Alpha tocopherol and not DL-Alpha)...I started taking these for other reasons and they've noticeably lightened my periods as well. I heard about this trick from someone in this group. I might even have a few extra bottles I could sell at my cost--I tried to sell them before my move, just ended up packing them along, and I'm almost certain I still have them somewhere.
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on September 25th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
Do you take the vitamins all month or just during period time? With the Naproxen I went from filling a ultra tampon and large Yuuki both in 30 minutes to filling the Yuuki about half to 3/4 full in 3 or 4 hrs. Thank God for the Internet! I don't have a lot of experience with pads so I don't know how much they hold...
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 25th, 2015 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
I take them all month since I'm taking them for other reasons, but I would start at least a few days before you're expected to start your period if you don't want to take them all month.
Saruwatari Aiko - love seems to hate mestephynee_c on September 19th, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
I own both the Meluna XL and LUB Large but I've never tried the Yuuki although I've heard that the Yuuki is one of the largest cups available.

The Meluna XL is quite a big cup, but if your periods are very very heavy, it may not be the recommended cup. Mine could last more than 3-4 hours during my heaviest night.

The LUB Large on the other hand, is a very large capacity cup. When I filled the Meluna XL to the air holes and poured it into the LUB, it filled to more than half full. My LUB buys me about 5-6 hours on my heaviest night.
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on September 25th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
Well if it only filled the LUB over half full when pouring from the Meluna XL, it must really be a big cup! It's about time someone makes a cup this big for those who can accommodate it. Maybe it's just me but I have always thought most cups are too small. And with the smallest cups, you might as well just wear a tampon!
iamallluv on October 9th, 2015 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Lol right? I feel like most cup cater to low cervix individuals nowaday >.< But I'm using LUB Medium & love it! I'd say you definitively should think about get a LUB Cup^^
margalee on September 20th, 2015 09:41 am (UTC)
I have used a Large Yuuki, a Meluna XL and a medium LUB (the long one, it has the same capacity as the LUB large).

The LUB medium is by far the highest capacity of these three cups. It was a life changer for me. I have on several occasions filled it to max capacity (38 ml to the holes) without a leak.

I have taken to wearing it inside out as I found this is much softer for insertion and forms a more reliable seal.

I find my periods are a lot lighter when I get better nutrition. When it doubt, I pop an ibuprofen; in addition to easing menstrual cramps, ibuprofen can reduce the bleeding that occurs when the uterine lining is shed. I want to find a solution to get a lighter flow without relying on ibuprofen, but it really works for me for now-- when I'm traveling,I don't have the patience for a heavy flow!
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margalee on September 21st, 2015 07:37 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
The LUB is a very soft cup. Softer than Fleur (I think?). That being said, I've had a much easier time popping open the LUB than, say, the Sckoon, another soft cup. I'd say that if you have at least a moderately high cervix (I.e., enough space in your vagina above the pubic bone), you probably won't have a problem getting the LUB fully open.

I also find that Meluna XL forms an excellent seal! I recommend that one a lot for folks seeking high capacity cups. I bought one about the same time as the LUB and found it quite satisfactory, but I've been using the LUB exclusively because the material is smoother, the volume is significantly more, and the seal is also excellent. (Also much easier to remove with my high cervix!) They are both great cups. With a heavy flow, I actually think seal is a more important consideration than volume for cups in the >25ml range. So if you get a good seal, that's awesome. For me, it worked out that LUB gave me 38ml AND a good seal. Cup heaven.

I generally have a pretty heavy flow, with fluid loss is well over 150 ml with most of that loss taking place over 48 hours. It's a mess to deal with, and I often feel a bit anemic around my period. My last cycle, for which my flow was moderate (for me), less than 100 ml (more than manageable with LUB). I took one 400 mg pill ibuprofen as soon as I got my period and continued to take throughout the first two days of my period. This is the first time I tried using ibuprofen to slow the bleeding, but my period was noticeably lighter. Mind you, other factors in my life might have affected the volume. Can't be sure! I'll try it again next month, as I quite enjoyed not feeling anemic this go-around.

Will definitely start looking into Vitamin E supplements, as I'd rather not burden some of my organs with too much ibuprofen if I don't have to!
sjennifersjennifer on September 21st, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Totally understand your situation. I have very heavy period too. In this case, you should try Super Jennie size 2. It can hold up to 42ml, very comfortable and experience no leak at all to me.
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on October 4th, 2015 02:54 am (UTC)
Super Jennie
Thanks! I am going to look into that cup!
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on October 4th, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
Just wanted to post that I got the Luv Ur Body. Here is a photo comparison of the Luv Ur Body to other cups.