I just read that and had to join: any sort of menstrual cups (such as Mooncups, Ladycups,... whatever brand you choose) will do : reusable, no waste, more hygienic and more dependable. There's a chance you won't even want to use anything else once home :wink:notion900 said:Mooncups - see their website. I did the camino and then a round the world trip and never once bought any tampons or pads. But get accustomed to it before you set out.
(+++ for the amazing conversations...; :lol: :wink: )etoilepolaire said:I'm a little familiar with the moon cups etc. from going to a women's college (sometimes it's amazing the conversations and info sessions you'll walk into), so I understand their general use, but for those of you who use things like the diva cup and other, what do you do about cleaning on the trail and in the albergues?
(haha yeah there's really nothing like it. A bit of a shock to come back into the co-ed world after that)FrenchGwen said:(+++ for the amazing conversations...; :lol: :wink: )
One question about this and maybe it's a silly one considering these are already places where we'll be performing our unmentionables, but is there any issue with contamination etc.? It is blood after all. Is there any reason to really worry about that versus any of the other necessary waste?FrenchGwen said:several possibilities for that :
- if on the trail, behind a bush: using your water bottle to rinse it makes it perfectly
You poor thing, sounds like you should go to the doctor anyway. There is a special pain killer that is specific to cramping pain, Mefanemic Acid (Ponstan), ask the Dr. Or get hormones?im also considering going to see my doctor about stopping it altogther , because when at work i need to change sometimes every hour so when walking 20-30Km everyday what will that do? not to mention the cramps ,bloating, back aches etc im almost afraid to go in case she says no