Post # 1
I’ve been using The Diva Cup for two months now and love it. However, my flow is so heavy on days 1-2 that I have to empty it every 30-45 minutes (same as using superplus tampons). Any recommendations for another brand with larger capacity?
So far, based on online reviews, I’m interested in The Femmycycle and Meluna in XL. I also like the idea of having the ring design for easier removal.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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 # 6
For those who suggested that I see my doc on the unusual heavy flow… yes, this has been discussed. I am currently on estrogen and progestrogene therapy so I get blood drawn every three months. The therapy seems to increase my flow.
@FromA2B2013 I wonder if my cervix sits low too. I wish the Fleurcup came in a ring design. I am challenged in getting the Diva out and have pinched myself inside too many times.
Thank you, ladies.
Post # 7
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.