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What colour tampons do you use???

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lj123 · 24/07/2013 22:28

I have alway had heavy periods myself, and painful.
I have never been diagnosed with any medical issues.
Day 1 & 2 of period I use orange tampax and change roughly every 1hr / 2hrs if lucky, by day 3&4 I'm on green tampax and last day I can manage a yellow!
Is this normal??
Cramps are bad too, cocodamol being the only tablets that work.
I have had 4 MC and 1 ectopic and they havnt really changed at all since I was about 11! Hmm
I need a break from these devil days.
How do you guys get on?

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lj123 · 24/07/2013 22:33

I'm 23 now so 12 years of the same periods.

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AnnieLobeseder · 24/07/2013 22:33

I know this isn't what you asked, but have you tried a Mooncup? They are known for reducing both flow and cramps - or rather, tampons increase flow and cramps, and this doesn't happen with non-absorbent sanpro like Mooncups.

lj123 · 24/07/2013 22:40

I have heard of moon cup, I was considering getting one, havnt heard much about them.
How does a mooncup work if you go to the toilet #1 lol does it stay in?

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AnnieLobeseder · 24/07/2013 23:17

Mooncups are great! They're really just a silicone cup you insert into your vagina instead of a tampon, but they just fill up naturally. Tampons, on the other hand, actively absorb your flow, which "pulls" it out faster and harder than it would flow on its own.

The same as tampons, you can't feel a Mooncup, they don't fall out and they don't get in the way of going to the toilet. They occupy exactly the same spot in your vagina.

lj123 · 24/07/2013 23:27

What about how often you empty, I don't see it being very convenient at work as I work in a leisure centre and use same toilets as members, so I would have to carry wipes with me rather than rinse of I needed to, how do you deal with it? X

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DizzyPurple · 24/07/2013 23:35

My periods now are similar to yours and really painful. Just had laparoscopy which didn't find much.
Have thought about mooncup too but not sure i'm brave enough! Although you can get them ( or the similar thing, can't remember what it's called!) in some interesting colours including sparkly! Would make period more interesting I guess..

lj123 · 25/07/2013 07:34

Hey dizzy
Ahhh I don't know why it is either Hmm
I'm thinking I may just buy a cheap version to have a go and see what happens, obviously at home for starters.

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lj123 · 25/07/2013 07:34

That would possibly make them more interesting :)

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AnnieLobeseder · 25/07/2013 07:48

Ooooh, sparkly!!

You empty them as often as you need to!

If you need to use cubicle toilets, you just pour down the loo and wipe out with toilet paper.

Definitely worth a try!

ilikesweetpeas · 25/07/2013 07:55

I bought a mooncup a few months ago, and wish I had got one far sooner. Once you get the hang of insertion and removal they are great. Try amazon, that was cheapest when I got mine. Have you been to gp? There are meds which you can get to reduce pain and bleeding which have helped me a lot. Mefenimic acid and transenemic acid (spelling may not be correct!)

notgivingup37 · 25/07/2013 07:57

These mooncup things? Am I right in thinking you use one each month but just clean and go? Doesnt seem very hygenic if this is so x

ilikesweetpeas · 25/07/2013 07:59

Notgivingup- you rinse the mooncup when you empty it, then sterilise it after each cycle

notgivingup37 · 25/07/2013 08:13

And you cant get that tss like tampons? Do they look like femidoms? Lol n I'm pretty stupid or curious haha but can you have sex with them in without spillage hehe? X

AnnieLobeseder · 25/07/2013 09:36

notgivingup - in a way, they're like femidom but you wear them the other way out, iyswim, with the bottom of the cup facing "out".

It's made of sturdy silicone, so it's very easy to wash with soap and if you like, you can boil sterilise it. You buy one and it lasts you forever and ever.

No, you can't have sex with one, because the bottom it just at the entrance to your vagina and unless you poor fella is very poorly endowed, there's no room for a penis. Oral sex, however..... Grin

lj123 · 25/07/2013 12:21

Deffo will give one a go next month, well if I don't manage to conceive again that is, I have found a cheaper version on eBay it's about £6-£7 so may get one of those in a pretty pink/purple colour and get the hang of it before spending out on another brand.

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notgivingup37 · 25/07/2013 21:11

Think I may have to check them out thanks lj n fortunately he's not poorly packaged hehe Grin x

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