Menstration cup for heavy periods

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I used the ulta tampons before I realized there were such things as a menstrual cup. I hated having periods so I went on the pill. 

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Rather than getting a new cup have you thought about taking Mefenamic Acid (Ponstel in the USA) to lower your flow? Having to change a pad/tampon/cup every 30 mins can be a symptom of Menorrhagia. Have you talked to a doctor about your periods?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Have you spoken with your doctor about the amount of blood you lose each cycle? It may be normal for you, but it is always advised to talk to a doctor if you saturate a pad/tampon within an hour, because it could be a sign of an underlying issue. Also since you’re using the Diva Cup, you know exactly how much menstrual blood you’re losing, which should be useful info for your doctor.

FWIW I use the Diva Cup and love it. It’s so freeing to not have to buy tampons and pads every month!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was having this problem because my flow was a lot heavier at the beginning but my Mooncup just wasn’t doing the job. I am also quite short inside so I think part of my problem was where the Mooncup was sitting. I needed a shorter cup but one that held more volume. I tired the fleurcup and it has definitely made a difference. Minimal leaking now, although I have not tried on a heavy day, I imagine it still needs emptying more frequently than a light day but hopeful not as often as you are currently doing. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

Minimalist:  has this been going on for longer than 6 months since the start of hrt? Because if it has then you need to insist that your doctor look into it. If it is still within the 6 month timeframe then this can be a side effect but usually stops. 

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