chipie (chipie) wrote in vaginapagina,

endless period and endless yeast infections


I've had a copper IUD in since August, and it's been good.  But this month, my period has been lasting forever.  It's already been 3 weeks and it shows no sign of stopping.  It's not very heavy but it's more than spotting: a pantyliner would definitly not be enough.

I use a menstrual cup, so the bleeding has been easy to deal with.  The problem is that I also have been super prone to yeast infections lately, to the point where I almost always have a vague yeast infection (I take probiotics every day and use boric acid every time it feels like it might turn into a full yeast infection, and that's been keeping in under control).  I feel like using my menstrual cup is making my yeast infection worse.  I tried to switch to pads, but I find those irritating so I don't like to use them many days in a row.  Fabric pads haven't been working well because I'm bleeding too much to use only one pad a day, but I only have a few pads, and I don't do laundry enough.  I know, that's a terrible excuse, but that's the way it is right now.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage the bleeding, how to get rid of it, have to avoid developping a yeast infection, or anything else?

Thank you kindly!

I posted this on iud_divas as well.

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