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!
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 😀