Is it Worth Switching to a Menstrual Cup in Perimenopause?

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Menstrual cups are becoming more and more popular as people learn about the benefits and make the switch. People often change to using a cup for their period based on future money savings or environmental damage. With decades of periods behind you, you might feel you missed the boat with those benefits. There are still many reasons why switching to a menstrual cup makes a lot of sense, even in perimenopause.

You might not be as close to menopause as you think.

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We officially enter menopause when it has been 12 months since we had a period. During the months and years leading up to this time, it’s possible to go several months without a period, only for one to show up, and the clock starts again. Perimenopause can start ten years before menopause occurs. In the first years, you may not notice many changes, but the hormone highs and lows start to slowly show their effects. The late-stage symptoms at their worst can range from a few months to a few years. Your journey could be longer than you think, but you can still reap the benefits of a menstrual cup.

Life gets unpredictable during perimenopause.

Perimenopause can be rough and unpredictable. Some people find symptoms creep in slowly and become more noticeable over time. Others feel slammed all at once. Our moods, sleep patterns, and cycles become incredibly unpredictable. With increases in anxiety, depression, fatigue, and weight gain, we often find that what worked for us previously no longer does.

During perimenopause, your period itself might be very unpredictable. It can be irregular, even if it was always like clockwork in the past. Missing a period or two is sometimes the first clue that perimenopause has started. Your period may suddenly be heavier than ever, last for longer, and your usual tampon or pad regime no longer work.

When things are this unpredictable, you often find yourself without menstrual products to hand when you need them. Guessing which sizes of tampons and pads to buy becomes difficult, and you end up with boxes of unused products. A menstrual cup can help.

A menstrual cup can bring some calm to a chaotic time.

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Menstrual cups work regardless of your flow, so you no longer have to play the guessing game. Use your cup whenever your period appears, and never worry about running out of menstrual products. Made for heavy periods and restful overnight wearing, we at Capd Period designed our CapdCup to hold a larger capacity. Not only that, but it’s the first cup you don’t have to remove every time you empty it. It’s an ideal choice for perimenopausal people who won’t know when a surprise heavier day will appear and where they might be at the time.

During perimenopause, you can no longer rely on your cycle calendar for making plans, but CapdCup can provide the protection you need. As you journey through the challenges of perimenopause, it’s a time when it’s critical to make yourself and your comfort your priority.  

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