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27 October 2016 @ 04:00 pm
So I've been using a menstural cup for about 5 months or so and I think it is awesome. I'be read that some peoples' cramps have actually gotten better but my cramps have not changed and actually feels worse sometimes. I'm just wondering if I'm putting the cup in wrong (I don't experience any leaks) or I'm not the only one that hasn't experienced lighter cramps. I've always had a history of having really bad cramps whether wearing pads or tampons. I've been to a gyno and he suggested I get on birth control, which I really don't want to do, does anyone have any natural remedies for dealing with cramps?
 
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 27th, 2016 09:27 pm (UTC)
stretching helps a lot.
also, you may need to get a different cup :/ which one do you have?
m_chelle_n on October 27th, 2016 10:27 pm (UTC)

I have a diva cup 1. I want to try other brands but I don't have them available to purchase in stores so I would have to buy them online.

Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 28th, 2016 02:48 pm (UTC)
most people buy them online, honestly. the diva is slightly stiff. how easily can you reach it while removing?
m_chelle_n on October 28th, 2016 08:32 pm (UTC)

Pretty easily. I don't have any problems taking it out.

Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 28th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
Ashatenlegspider on October 28th, 2016 09:19 am (UTC)
Lighter cramps is something interesting that a bunch of people have reported, but I'm pretty sure it's experienced by a minority of cup users. A cup can cause cramps if it rubs against your cervix (rather than encircling it), and if that's the case you need to get it to settle in a slightly different place - using a different fold can help.

I'm not really troubled by cramps so I don't have any suggestions for remedies, but I'm sure there are lots and lots of suggestions around online.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 28th, 2016 11:50 am (UTC)
There's an old wives tale that says to drink more water before and during your period. The theory behind it is that it hydrates your body, makes your flow more fluid and therefore easier to pass. Will it help you? I hope so.
elisamba on October 30th, 2016 09:21 pm (UTC)
I agree with PP to try a cup with a wider diamater. You could try the size two Diva or completely switch brands and try a different shape, too. Other than that, cramps are your uterus expelling the endometrium so you can google ways to tone your uterus. Maca helped me but you can overdo that herb so it should be used with caution.