I've been the owner of a Diva Cup (smaller size) for about a year and a half now. The first few months were totally awesome, and I was so happy to find something other than wasteful and expensive tampons! Then I started getting cramping. I usually get abdominal cramps during my cycle, but when using the cup, I started to get them in my rectum. It's not always associated with bowel movements, but sometimes it is. If I do have to do a BM, the cramping certainly makes it difficult and extremely painful. Even passing gas during these cramps is almost impossible. They seem to be aggravated when I do a lot of walking as well.
Has anybody here heard of this or experienced this? Any suggestions? It seems so weird that for the first few months, there wasn't a hitch at all. I've tried the cup a few times since then, but the cramps always drive me back to tampons :o(
I'm so glad I found this community and I hope there are some answers out there!