So on to my problem...I started my period mid afternoon today. I usually start over night and wake up with a mess, so it was unusual to start when I was at work. I just threw on an emergency panty liner and went about my day. I'm usually very light for the first 16 hours or so, I normally don't even notice it.
A few hours after I put in the panty liner I could tell I was bleeding heavier than I expected. I was also very sore (my vulva specifically, which is not normal for me). So I went into the restroom at work and tried to insert my reliable Diva cup. And for the first time in probably 8 years, I couldn't get it in! It felt like there was no lubrication at all and I just couldn't seem to get the cup inserted.
When I got home (probably 4 hours after I tried to insert the Diva cup the first time) I tried to insert the Natural Mama since it's a little softer. Still no go. It actually hurt so badly I could hardly get it out, so I'm just using a pad for now.
Is my best bet to just use some lubricant on the cup to insert it in the morning? Did I try to insert it too early in the cycle? Has anyone else had this problem? I'm wondering if this is something I need to go see my gynecologist about or if it can be a normal thing.