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heidiwashere
March 27th, 2016, 07:09 pm
Still looking for my goldilocks cup, with a new revelation

Hi,

Not only am I new to this page, I am totally new to LiveJournal--having just broken up with Facebook. LOL. Bear with me, as I am trying to navigate this "way of social media".

My history: five vaginal births, very heavy (nearly hemorrhaging on day 2) flow. Tried cups about 10 years ago--had no real success, and gave up until a few months ago. I first used the Keeper (that was 10 years old, but barely used). I liked the firmness okay, but it was so dried up (ha ha!) that I had to throw it out, and wasn't super happy with it. Tried the Lunette 2--okay, but struggled with folds until I found the punch fold. Still, it slipped down too much. I then got the Sckoon, thinking the width was better--but oh, my--way too soft. I could never get it to open, regardless of the folds I tried. I guess I squeezed it shut. Finally got the Super Jennie--even worse regarding the ability to open it. So far, the Lunette, turned inside out and folded properly, opens the easiest--but isn't lovely, just tolerable. It slides down as well.

I have always considered my cervix high--I have only previously been able to even touch it once. Today--during my day 2--I realized that not only is my cervix NOT high--it is dangly! This COULD explain the problem I have had with every cup--it slides out. I cannot get out of the bathroom without feeling it slide down. IF I get it in "right" on the first day--stuck way in on the first day and up and to my left--it is fine. Once I empty them--they no longer will stay in.

I was strongly thinking I'd order a FemmyCycle. I thought the bulbous shape might be a good bet, and I liked the capacity. Due to my murder-scene-aftermath on day 2, I assumed the capacity of the regular size was the way to go. Now, figuring out my dangly cervix, should I assume to go with the low-cervix model--but what happens with capacity then? At any rate, I am now feeling like going back to square one due to finding out the cervix dangles starting day 2.

Does the dangly cervix explain why the cups slide out? What are my "new" options now with this information?

Please help, and forgive if this question was asked repeatedly but I cannot find it! I am so desperate to make this work. Tampons have been giving me so much pain due to the dryness, I think. Plus, on day 2--I have to change them every 15-20 minutes.
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 28th, 2016 01:08 pm (UTC)
My other thought was that it's not just your cervix dangling. Because you have such a heavy flow on your worst days, it could be that (perfectly normal) your uterus is so large and heavy/full that it hangs low in your abdominal cavity. That's what's pushing down -- and you'd need a "PC of Steel" to be able to push back. Would kegeling and other exercises help? They wouldn't hurt but they might not help much either.

I don't think it warrants a special trip but it might be worth mentioning to your Gyno next time you go. Bring your cup(s) along to help explain but because most doctors don't know about cups, don't be surprised if yours isn't enthusiastic about their use. Many doctors take the attitude that if they didn't measure and prescribe a cup for you (like a diaphragm or cervical cap) then it's a silly gizmo that you're a fool for using. (My last Gyno thought that. My current one thinks cups are awesome.)