For some background — I am 28 and have a Lunette size 1. I've never had kids.
I tried using the menstrual cup for the first time yesterday. Insertion went fine (I used the 7 fold). I think I have a high cervix because I can't find it and when the cup was in it fit comfortably, stem and all.
After about 2 hours I started feeling mild pressure in my abdomen. I figured it was just because I was getting used to the cup so I didn't think anything of it. I stood up and immediately felt nauseous, dizzy, and passed out. I went to remove the cup and since I was still feeling dizzy I removed it a little roughly. I don't think I broke the suction because my cervix has been pretty sore since. I used a pad for the rest of the day instead and felt fine (aside from soreness) after an hour or so.
I was going through this forum and found some very useful information. I now know I had a vasovagal reaction. I just read up on that and it explained a lot of problems I've had in the past! I used to have this reaction all the time when I started using tampons, but I never knew what it was. I think it will go away with time since I was eventually able to use tampons.
My questions are these: A lot of advice about how to avoid having the vasovagal reflex reaction had to do with making sure the cup sits low. Is this ok with a high cervix? The cup was filling when I removed it and there was no leaking so I think I inserted it at the correct angle. I just don't want to trim the stem if the cup is going to move up too high. But I obviously don't want this reaction again so I don't want the stem to stick out by placing it low. Does anyone have a high cervix with the vasovagal reaction?
My other question is about removal. I think in my desperation to get the cup out I didn't break the seal properly. Is it ok to tug on the stem to remove it without breaking the seal? I think it might be accounting for some of the soreness I am still feeling, but I'm not sure.
Thanks to all the posters on this forum. You are all super helpful!