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11 September 2007 @ 02:19 am

I got a Mooncup back in... April. I've been using it with no problems (well, maybe a bit of trouble inserting it every so often) until today. My period stared this morning and I always have an incredibly heavy flow for the first 3 days but I never get cramps of any sort.

(Please forgive me, I'm awfully tired and in a lot of pain!)

So, I got up and inserted my cup the usual way (7 fold) and everything was fine. I got to work about an hour later feeling slightly uncomfortable. I got changed and stood talking to my co-worker when I'm hit with a cramp that made me gasp. And it all went downhill from there. Within an hour the pain was so bad I could barely stand up straight. Within another hour I couldn't walk. It felt like my uterus was turning itself inside out, with the help of a thousand fiery, burning hell demons trying to pull it down and out of my vagina... that's the only way I can think to explain it. Also, it felt like I needed to... poo. There was immense pressure in that general area. I shuffled out of the kitchen, got changed and went to the toilet. Sitting did nothing to ease the pain and when I tried to insert a finger to remove my cup I was so tight it was impossible. I must've spent half an hour trying to relax and calm myself down enough to be able to remove my cup. When I finally managed to remove the cup, OH MY GOD, the relief I felt was amazing. The second the cup was out I was completely pain free. I felt normal.
I really didn't want to put my cup back in and I had no pads so I used a tampon and there was no pain, no discomfort. Everything was fine... & I used tampons all night and I didn't have any pain.
I just reinserted my cup and I've got a small amount of pain that is wose when I stand/walk.

So why did my cup try to kill me/rip out my uterus today? FWIW, when I was breaking the seal/removing it everything felt normal. The cup wasn't tilted/it was open all the way etc. Just like always. So why did this happen?
Cailin: Tay: Goweasleyismyking on September 11th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
I'm sorry but ummmm, THAT IS TAYLOR HANSON IN YOUR ICON. Let's be best friends now, 'kay? :D

Maybe your cup just got positioned weird, and the suction caused a cramp? I would imagine that if it gets tipped oddly it could create a weird air pocket or something. I'm just guessing though!! I hope things go smoothly for you next time!
bomega on September 11th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
This sounds kind of related to what started happening to me and my Mooncup UK. I was using it fine, and then one month, it started riding up and suctioning onto my cervix. I wouldn't say I had fiery burning hell demons, more like moderate discomfort. But I had an extremely difficulty time removing it, and that was the pain of a thousand fiery hell demons.

The only cure for me was to go back to my Diva, which although naturally sits so that my cervix is partially inside of it, never wants to suck face with it. I don't know if that is related to what you are going through though.
thuringiensisthuringiensis on September 11th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
Could the initial cramp you had possibly have been your cup suddenly opening up? If so, it could be that it wasnt fully opened when you first put it in and it snapped open on your cervix, which is probably VERY PAINFUL. I've had my cup pop open randomly before, so it is possible :P
SaraTheSlayer: Just a girlsara_msilf on September 11th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
This happened to me more or less too. I had to start by using the cup only on later days, when the cramps were gone. Also, it took me quite a while to figure out how it needed to sit to NOT poke me in the ass and urethra both - at the same time even! For me it has to sit low.

Also, I get really bad pain/cramps if there is any suction at all. After I put it in, I have to use a finger to let in some air and make sure that the thing isn't sucking AT ALL - that it is fully round and open. It took a while, and I still don't always use it on the first day, but it is sooooooo convenient now...and it doesn't hurt anymore. I figured that some people have the early problems with insertion or getting it to open, and my early problem was the pain/location. It took about 3 months of off and on trying. Now I love it.
janochka5 on September 11th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
cervix interference
I have a feeling that your intense pain was caused by the cup sitting on your cervix, as opposed to surrounding it. Have you ever had a pap smear with a somewhat ham-handed technician and had them rub the swab a little too hard? PAIN! I once had my cup open onto my cervix without warning, and that was awful. I was able to shift it into the proper position without much difficulty, but maybe yours got stuck? And then the pain made you tense so it was even more difficult to move/remove.

I've never used the 7 fold, but I've realized that with the punch-down fold, I have to be careful about which way I insert, with the folded side facing backwards as opposed to forwards, otherwise it's less likely to pop open immediately, and I end up having to do more "juggling" to get it to pop open, increasing the risk of it opening unexpectedly.