[Post brought over from Health and Fitness Board]
I'm new here and traditionally a Knottie (wedding is in 20 days then I will officially join you!), but I thought this would be the best place to come for menstrual cup advice.
I recently purchased the Diva Cup and am on Day 4 of using it. While it does take quite a while to get the hang of insertion, I did have success with the push down fold and when inserted I don't feel it at all (even the stem). However, I do get HORRIBLE cramps and this odd pressure on my tailbone. I've been alternating using the DC during my waking hours and a tampon in the evening/night.
I'm really irritated about the cramping because I tend to only cramp for one day of my period and so far, the cup has been causing me to cramp every single day and they are much more painful than my normal period cramps. Even IB profin doesn't help. When I use a tampon, the cramping stops and I feel like a normal human being again.
Anyone else experience this during the first time using the Diva Cup or another menstrual cup? I hear your body needs to get used to it and the cramping will go away, but I'm not convinced yet that this cup is as wonderful as it is cracked up to me.
Thanks for any input or advice!