shainamaydel (shainamaydel) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Crazy period q--diva leaking for the first time in years

Posted to vaginapagina also but have gotten no replies so I thought I'd try here too...


First, background: I've been using a diva cup happily for around six years now (thanks to a lot of help from this community years ago!). For the majority of that time, I've only had to remove it twice a day, never leaked or anything.

Then,a little over a year ago I switched from the Pill to Nexplanon, the bc implant. I had no period for four months and got all excited, but then I started getting regular (monthly) periods again, boo.

Now, the issue: my last few periods have been HELL.super heavy, and my diva just can't keep up. Most of the blood still goes in the cup, and I'm confident that I'm putting it in right after 6 years of doing it, but yet I'm leaking pretty constantly. Even if I empty it every few hours. Now, I'm not sure if this is a diva problem and trying another cup would help, or a medical problem that I should find a doctor for, or if I should just suck it up (i use cloth pantiliners daily anyways for regular discharge). I'm this close to going back to the pill just so I can control my period again (I switched to the implant because I'm pretty sure I never want kids and didn't relish the idea of taking a pill every day forever).

Ideas?
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