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Ive never seen the U by kotex..I better get some of these..Im pcos-er too...

Here's the website so you can see their products. It looks like they have a new tampon that will be helpful for those of us who have heavy flows

https://www.ubykotex.com

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I am also a satisfied user of the "U" tampons. They cost a little more but they're worth it. Other applicators pinch my lady parts (ouch!) but these don't. Highly recommended! :)

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I will say that as I have lost weight my period is a lot more contained, if that makes sene - less mess on my underwear or sheets. Such a relief!

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My periods seem to be worse with the 100+ weight loss. I have never tried tampons but will look for the U by Kotex and will hopefully get some relief from the messy mess. Thanks for sharing Nurse.

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I've never really been able to insert a tampon, and the times I tried, I swear I was like playing twister or something, had to put one leg in the air, reach over, under, etc. I HATE wearing pads with a passion. So, its good to know it's a possibity the process to go through will get easier.

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I've never really been able to insert a tampon, and the times I tried, I swear I was like playing twister or something, had to put one leg in the air, reach over, under, etc. I HATE wearing pads with a passion. So, its good to know it's a possibity the process to go through will get easier.

Laughing at the visual twister reference! It will get better!

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I too will try the U by Kotex to see if I can insert easier. Also for those that still need pads. I will recommend cloth pads. They are wonderful. Yes you do have to wash them but really it’s no worse than dealing with the disposable. I have also noticed that my periods are lighter and shorter in duration. Probably lack of chemicals and hormones in plastic. Go to Saucytots.com. HOPE is the seemstress and you can ask her to make you pads as long as you need. I use 18 inch pads and ask for dark patterns. (No stain issues, throw right into washer and dryer) they run about a dollar an inch. I bought about 5 to start and added a few more so I didn’t have to wash them but once. Also get a nice wet/dry bag. Makes it easy. I also recommend this link and Brione has many other videos to answer questions and solve problems.

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I too will try the U by Kotex to see if I can insert easier. Also for those that still need pads. I will recommend cloth pads. They are wonderful. Yes you do have to wash them but really it’s no worse than dealing with the disposable. I have also noticed that my periods are lighter and shorter in duration. Probably lack of chemicals and hormones in plastic. Go to Saucytots.com. HOPE is the seemstress and you can ask her to make you pads as long as you need. I use 18 inch pads and ask for dark patterns. (No stain issues, throw right into washer and dryer) they run about a dollar an inch. I bought about 5 to start and added a few more so I didn’t have to wash them but once. Also get a nice wet/dry bag. Makes it easy. I also recommend this link and Brione has many other videos to answer questions and solve problems.

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I forgot to also mention a product called a lip liner. It’s basically a cloth pad but is small and intended to be placed between the labia to absorb and also control the direction of the flow. it may perhaps make it so you don’t have to double the dosposanle pads to get a longer length. I personally had as much trouble placing them as I did with the tampon and it irritated me to have something folded in there. But it might work well for others.

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For those with heavy flows, you may want to consider a menstrual cup. https://menstrualcupreviews.net

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I’ve been using a menstrual cup for about two years, best switch I ever made. Great for heavy periods.

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I've never trouble using a tampon even at 400lbs but I've on and off started using a Diva Cup just so I don't have to change it as much and I actually have to lay down on my bed to get it in

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