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OMG - mooncup agony - what has happened?? Help please!

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Helium Sat 31-Oct-09 19:22:23

Have been using my mooncup now for two and a half days (never used one before). Trying to get to grips with it - experinceing a fair bit of leakage - general discomfort and tring to insert it properly.

Anyway I thought I had it in OK - couldnt feel anything and also not leaking massively. However suddenly out of the blue whilst sat down still on the sofa I had this massive pain - it felt like it had flipped or turned itself inside out and back again whilst giving me a hysterectomy. I could barely move for about a minute and went into a rigid position whilst I tried not to faint.

It's out now (didnt seem to be PARTICULARLY twisted/upside down back to front or aanything).

But OMG what happened?? Thankgoodness I was at home!! Any help/advice or something to spur me on to continue would be gratefully received!!

SqueezyCheesyPumpkin Sun 01-Nov-09 17:50:21


Flightattendant Sun 01-Nov-09 17:58:52

This is why i am scared to use a mooncup...

hope you are Ok.

dooit Sun 01-Nov-09 17:59:39

I've never had a mooncup but that rigid, trying not to faint agony reminded me very much of having a mirena coil fitted. You have my sympathy whatever happened.<<shudder>>

Flightattendant Sun 01-Nov-09 18:00:00

Did anyone else have one of those jumping crabs/spiders/frogs that was on a spring and you shove it down flat on the table, and about 15 seconds later it jumps about a mile and makes you freak out?

Flightattendant Sun 01-Nov-09 18:00:51

I hope it did not try to climb into your womb and clone itself.hmm

<bad science>

Mutt Sun 01-Nov-09 18:00:52

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Flightattendant Sun 01-Nov-09 18:02:27

See I don't like those either.

I'm quite irrational though.

Mutt Sun 01-Nov-09 18:03:13

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Flightattendant Sun 01-Nov-09 18:04:05


MayorNaze Sun 01-Nov-09 18:04:46

are you sure it was the mooncup? seriously.

Helium Sun 01-Nov-09 21:19:13

Thanks guys -yep positive it was the mooncup - there's no way that having spent £22 on it that I'm giving up on the bloody thing now (excuse the pun). Am determined to get to grips with it.
However it definitely was a shudder experience. Just wondering if anyone else has ever had it??!?!
Bit scared to put it back in - am only doing it whilst at home!!

RosemaryBingle Sun 01-Nov-09 21:37:50

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Frizbe Sun 01-Nov-09 21:39:44

sounds like an untrimmed stalk to me, agree with previous poster, have you trimmed it?

AnyGhoulKno Sun 01-Nov-09 21:41:44

was thinking the same as rosemary, you need to trim the stalk as short as possible (obv so that you can still get a grip on it)

Could it have been the mooncup popping into shape?

Which size have you got?

Hulababy Sun 01-Nov-09 21:43:11

It sounds to me like you haven't inserted it properly. I reckon that when you thought it was in it hadn't fully opened up and some part of the cup was still squashed together in some place - often near the top. I think the sensation you had was the cup unpopping and opening up.

malfoy Sun 01-Nov-09 21:47:23

Re trimming the stem, how do you get it out if there is no stem?

Hulababy Sun 01-Nov-09 21:49:37

Mine has no stem. You simply use the bottom of the cup to remove it instead.

GossipMonger Sun 01-Nov-09 21:49:38

This is too funny!

The bit about the scary jumping frog is hilarious!

But then I am not a mooncup user and never will be!

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 01-Nov-09 21:49:57

You just squash a bit and twist.

noddyintoyland Sun 01-Nov-09 21:52:32

Agree with others it sounds like it was unpopping.

With regard to the leaking are you sure you're not putting it up too far? When I first used mine I had a fair bit of leakage and repositioned and it stopped.

Olihan Sun 01-Nov-09 21:54:14

I agree with Malfoy. Every so often mine doesn't fully open and pings at a random point much later. It does really hurt. What fold do you use? Some folds are worse than others for late pinging, ime.

My stalk is about 5mm long. It's just enough to grab but doesn't dig in. I had in longer to begin with but used to feel like I was being stabbed in the fanjo when I sat down so out came the scissors!

AnyGhoulKno Sun 01-Nov-09 22:40:04

there's more than one fold? shock

SuperBunny Sun 01-Nov-09 22:50:22

Mine sometimes causes this - I think it is pressing on a nerve or something. It happens very rarely and resolves itself quickly. It never used to happen, only in the past 3 months or so and I wonder if it is to do with the new fold I have been using. I've been a mooncupper for about 3 yrs and love it. You have to persevere for the first few months.

piratecat Sun 01-Nov-09 22:53:30

what new fold, and why did you change?

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