Why do i get Severe cramping when using my menstrual cup
Hello, I recently got a Lynette size 1 menstrual cup. I tried putting it in for a dry run and getting it open so that I wouldn’t feel nervous about my first period with it (new user here). Well it went in and I got it open no problem! So I was actually excited about my period. When my period started I did the 7 fold and inserted it and made sure it was opened completely up. I went about my day n had cramps. So I went back into the bathroom, repositioned and continued my day. When I took the cup out there was blood in the cup so I know I had a seal. The cramps just got progressively worse to the point where I was actually puking. So I took the cup out n my cramping slowly started to go away. This time there was also a fair amount of blood in there so I did create that seal again. Did I just not insert it correctly or maybe it’s too small around my cervix or something? My cervix is average to maybe a little higher, I can reach it with my pointer finger to the knuckle. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Same! I just tried my very first cup and got a two pack one small and one large (they were both made for a low cervix) from the brand pixie on amazon. The first day, I tried the small one and it was very uncomfortable and pushed on my bladder so after an hour I took it out and tried the large one. The bigger cup just seemed to fit better. I did notice immediately that I was getting cramps (I get cramps from tampons so I figured it was the same). The cramps at first were not to bad so I went to bed and was fine. The next day after cleaning it and putting it back in I started cramping like crazy towards the end of the day. So I took the large out and re-tried the small one which worked for an hour or two and then again I started cramping like crazy. So here I am online trying to figure it out! I love the idea of the cup and how it saves waste and how easy it is. What I don’t love is the cramps… Literally as soon as I take the cup out the cramps stop. I am looking into different cups currently and looking for a different shape with a more flexible material. I am hopeful I can find a cup that will work with my low cervix and sensitive bladder.
Hey there! Today was my first time using the cup, I inserted it and there was no problem. I could feel it when sitting down and bending, just like a Tampax, it was kinda uncomfortable. After a while, it started giving me light cramps and I thought it was my period but then I had mild to severe cramps and I knew at that moment that it was not period related.
When I got home, I had to take it out and the cramps then went away. I know for sure that I am not allergic to any texture or anything at all.
I want to know if there is something wrong with me or the cup.
I am a new user, month 2, I gave a ruby cup and think my cramp us cup related. I gave 2 young children, not sure if it’s my pelvic muscles are weak or what, but I am using Tampa for a break. Help!!!
Oh my God! It happens the same to me, every single time. I’ve been using the cup for about one year and a half. Right now I couldn’t stand the pain anymore, so I took it off. I’m starting to feel better. Does a softer cup work for you? Because I don’t feel like my cup is hard at all and I think my muscles are very strong, so I’m afraid that if I buy an even softer cup it will most likely leak (as the one I got does sometimes anyway). I really don’t know what to do. I think I’ll never use it again. It’s very sad.
Congrats on getting the cup to work for you 😀 That’s great news! However, I’m sorry to hear that it caused you some pain and cramping 🙁 That’s not so great news.
The Lunette is one of the firmer cups on the market. Great for getting the cup to open easily, not so great if you have a sensitive bladder or bowel.
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one to find the Lunette too firm, but you might want to try a cup that’s a tad softer.
If you’re able to reach the cup and are comfortable with the size as well as the capacity, you can continue to use this size or try something that’s a bit longer. This will give you a higher capacity if your flow is heavier and/or an easier reach.
Let me know if you would rather stay with something the same length and I’ll suggest a couple/few cups that are softer than the Lunette, or if you want to try something longer and softer and I’ll see what cups might work 😀