Ladies – We all know it’s never fun when it’s that time of the month, but I’m about to share a recommendation that can make it a whole lot better!
Cramps and pain have become the norm. It’s not supposed to hurt. I used to suffer for days each cycle, but have made a few changes that have dramatically relieved the PMS symptoms I experienced for years. One was adding a natural progesterone cream to my routine. Another change was using magnesium regularly. Changing what I used during menstruation was one I never imagined would have such a huge impact.
There are risks to using tampons and pads. Of course, the major risk from tampons is Toxic Shock Syndrome. The cotton often contains harmful chemicals and pesticides that can really mess with hormones. And the plastic can contain BPA, another hormone disruptor. The exposure for several days each month is likely more than you think. While going organic could solve those issues, you’ll also spend a lot. Plus, it’s still no help to the environment.
A few years ago, I found out about menstrual cups. It was a healthier option that was re-usable, so better for the environment, and claimed to be more effective and comfortable. I decided to try the Diva Cup and I’ll never, ever go back to tampons or pads!!
My cramps went away almost immediately and I found it so much more comfortable. I don’t ever notice wearing it, which is something I could never say about the other options. I also found it so much more effective. It truly lasts ALL DAY – 12 hours – and I’ve never had a leak. PS- there is no risk of TSS from menstrual cups.
If you are still using tampons and pads, you absolutely must try the Diva Cup. (FYI- there are two sizes, one for pre-kids/age 30, and one for after). Many of my friends are now on this bandwagon and will also never go back. A few also recommend other brands like FLEX or Luna if you want to check your options.
Skeptical? Let me know if you try it and what you think!
I’m also here to answer those awkward questions… like the “how to use” tips that me and my girlfriends have talked about while watching The Bachelor that I didn’t detail here 🙂