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Hello, i have been reading about menstrual cups for a while and decided to give it a try since i have overly heavy flows.
So yesterday was the first time i tried it and it was good but all day it caused me to have bad cramps and lower back pain, i took it out twice through the day after reading tips on how to aim it down but still had the cramps.

Last night before going to bed i took it out and tried the push down method and was the first time i actually felt it pop open and for the first time it didnt cause me any pain and everything went well until this morning.

I have been trying every posible recomendation i have read but it still causing me bad pain and if i take it out it almost goes away inmediatly and also i cant get it to not leak today. Am i putting it too far?

I also used it inside out to see if it helps but nothing.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 30th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC)
If it didn't cause you pain because it opened fully then work on getting it to open fully during your insertion process, not hoping it will open some time later.

http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ will tell you to enlarge the anti-suction holes and give you insertion advice. It will also explain why you're not putting it in "too far."
jourdanicus on December 31st, 2015 05:17 am (UTC)
If it's leaking, then it's likely not opening all the way, which is also probable since you said you have only felt it pop open all the way once. I agree with kuradi8 that you should try a bit harder to get it to open all the way, because that's how it should be, and it sounds like when it does open all the way it's not causing you pain. I also don't think it's possible to put it in too far; many people have their cups sit right up around the cervix.
smudgefox on January 4th, 2016 12:28 pm (UTC)
If it still causes bad cramps after you get the hang of opening it all the way then you might need to try a different cup. Diva Cups have some a pretty thick silicone around the rims, which is also fairly prominent. For some people that may cause discomfort or make cramps worse.

Everyone is different, so not all cups work for all people..
kj1019 on January 4th, 2016 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you
Thank you for every reply. I find this comunity very helpful and kind, makes it easier to find answers for new users like me.

After the 3rd day of using the cup i had no pain and got better at putting it in. I really love it.