I've been a cloth pad aficionado for the past 7 or so years, but I'd still use tampons occasionally when I'm out and about and didn't feel like lugging my wet clothies along with me. A few months ago, I got a menstrual cup, and I love it, but I seem to have misplaced it. Right now, I'm in the middle of an intense job-training thing, where I'm either in practicum or lecture from 7am-5:30pm. I got my period yesterday in the middle of a lecture, and went to put in a tampon. Over the course of the next ~4 hours, my cramps worsened a lot, and I became shaky and started to sweat in the middle of the very air-conditioned classroom. As soon as I got home, I chucked the thing, and put a pad on, and while the shakiness stuck around, the cramps and sweats resolved themselves. This morning, I woke up feeling awesome! I just put a tampon in, however, and I literally almost puked. The shakiness and cramping are on their way back.
So....what gives? Has my body just forgotten what a tampon is?