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Adele Donahue
19 January 2017 @ 11:18 pm
Okay, I am going to share a horror story that I will ONLY share with you good people. I've been using the cups for probably over a year with relative success. I use a large yukki on my heavy days and a moon cup for my lighter days, my period is an annoying 7 days. (some minor spotting on the last days). I thought the benefit of the cups is I can leave them in even when I'm super light or before my period to prepare. I've had minor bladder irritation UNTIL NOW. Last night I took a shower and cleaned out my cup, not much was in it but I thought "whats one more day"? Put it back in. Went to bed... woke up in the middle of the night drenched in urine :O Went to go to the bathroom only to find a tiny bit of urine trickling out and a burning sensation but an urge to urinate. I took the blasted cup out. I couldn't sleep for the next two hours because the urge to urinate was so bad. Had to go to work where I have very limited breaks so had to work through wanting to pee all day. In the afternoon thankfully my bladder started feeling better but still irritated. I've never had such a bad UTI before, and haven't.. umm wet the bed since I was a kid. I'm now a bit gun shy of this cup and I am sort of afraid to go to sleep.
Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 20th, 2017 05:01 am (UTC)
Yikes! But if you didn't do anything different, I am not sure you can blame the cup. I'd say blame the UTI. The UTI may have had nothing to do with the cup. My mom is extremely prone to UTIs not because she used cups (she never did--I didn't discover them myself until she was in menopause so too late to tell her about them) but because her gut bacteria balance has always been wonky and whatever bacteria is in your gut will be in your vag too. Obviously because she birthed me she passed on that bad balance of gut bacteria but apparently mine are not imbalanced in such a way as to cause UTIs. I'm not sure I've ever had one. Some people are just prone to them, some not.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on January 20th, 2017 10:42 pm (UTC)
honestly a lot of people prefer small soft cups for light days or "just in case".
Selmamarsianka_selma on January 21st, 2017 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I feel for you! Not sure it's linked to the cup though. I too leave my cup in for one more day sometimes just in case or put it in a day earlier when I think I "feel something". Last time I had a urinary infection was maybe 2008 and I've been using the cup since 2011.