I've read that when some people switched from disposable pads to cups (or cloth pads) that their period was easier? Like, not as heavy or painful. Some have even said it was shortened to a few days instead of a week. It kind of makes sense since the disposable ones have chemicals and who knows what in them. And since it's right against your skin 24 hours a day for however long your period lasts I can see how you could absorb some of the chemicals, even more so with tampons.
SO my question is, have you switched (to cups or cloth pads) and has it made any kind of difference? I'm curious!