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!
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.