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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 5th Feb 18, 5:02 PM
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    Cheap Sanitary Products
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    • 5th Feb 18, 5:02 PM
    Cheap Sanitary Products 5th Feb 18 at 5:02 PM
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    • halogen
    • By halogen 2nd Mar 18, 8:14 AM
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    will have a look next time I'm in the city and have access to an ASDA.
    I did previously look at inconcinence pants online but I got completely confused by trying to work out what simply stuck into exsiting underwear, what replaced underwear, what was disposable, what wasn't... it's a minefield. :-) Plus the sizing was challenging
    I do sew so I could may my own resuaable ones but... I can't see me dealing with the fuss of washing them to be honest. I'm also puzzled by how they attach to the underwear without sticky bits- the instructions I've seen for them show them with poppers or velcro on the back but what stops them simply spinning round so the popper bit is on the inside?
    • sleepymans
    • By sleepymans 2nd Mar 18, 8:24 AM
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    will have a look next time I'm in the city and have access to an ASDA.
    I did previously look at inconcinence pants online but I got completely confused by trying to work out what simply stuck into exsiting underwear, what replaced underwear, what was disposable, what wasn't... it's a minefield. :-) Plus the sizing was challenging
    I do sew so I could may my own resuaable ones but... I can't see me dealing with the fuss of washing them to be honest. I'm also puzzled by how they attach to the underwear without sticky bits- the instructions I've seen for them show them with poppers or velcro on the back but what stops them simply spinning round so the popper bit is on the inside?
    Originally posted by halogen
    The ASDA pants are a combined pant with integral absorbent pad area which is about twice as long and twice as wide as a sanitary pad. The pants are elasticated and merely pull on. I would estimate they would fit someone at least uk size 24, if not a bit bigger.. there would be no sticky tabs as they are in one piece and are disposable. Though that means binning and presumably to landfill. But sometimes ones health comfort and dignity have to take priority.
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    • halogen
    • By halogen 2nd Mar 18, 9:47 AM
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    Ahh that sounds almost perfect apart from the size... thanks
    • Loanranger
    • By Loanranger 2nd Mar 18, 1:28 PM
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    Very heavy periods can be treated by endometrial ablation, if that's right for you and I'm not saying it is, your GP will be the one to discuss it with.
    • halogen
    • By halogen 2nd Mar 18, 2:43 PM
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    Very heavy periods can be treated by endometrial ablation, if that's right for you and I'm not saying it is, your GP will be the one to discuss it with.
    Originally posted by Loanranger
    thanks but I don't have heavy periods at all.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 2nd Mar 18, 3:54 PM
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    Have to say I have tried every brand from cheap to expensive and I have yet to find ANY sanitary protection that's reliable for me. None of them are long enough or wide enough or sticky enough. (My back no longer bends far enough to make inserting tampons/mooncups possible).
    I've lost count of how many I've lost down my trouser leg, had to detach from my 'lady garden', or rescue as a screwed up ball from god knows where. I wear black trousers all the time and tend not to sit directly on my (unwastable covered) sofa now from too many experiences of leaving stains behind me from 'unexpected incidents'. The worry of embarrassing stains, plus the pain, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, thrush and general feeing of being unwell.. I bl**dy hate periods. Now I'm sneaky and dangerous and buy the pill on t'internet and take it back to back, so I don't get periods. I feel so much healthier. But it's not really a healthy solution and I'd love to find a pad that does what it's supposed to.
    Originally posted by halogen
    I take the mini pill which is taken every day of the year, no breaks.

    I have very little in the way of periods now.

    I too felt it wasn't healthy but I've had several chats with Practice Nurse and have chosen to bow to her knowledge and expertise on that subject. She tells me it is okay.

    I'd suggest changing pads much more often if you are finding they don't stay stuck etc. Or when I was heavy I used to put one the front and one at the back, no gap in the middle. Gave me a good felling of security to have so much coverage.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 2nd Mar 18, 4:45 PM
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    You've lost me? What other options are there?
    Originally posted by halogen
    I had periods that were extremely heavy.

    My gp gave me medication that wasnít contraceptive based to help. Typically I now no longer need any sanitary items.
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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 4th Mar 18, 7:28 PM
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    Getting back to the subject of cheaper sanitary protection, I just buy them when they're on offer! Usual price for my pack of towels is £1.85 but they can be bought for as little as £1 when on sale. The trick is to stock up when they're on half-price.
    • queengoth
    • By queengoth 6th Mar 18, 4:46 PM
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    Not very money saving on initial out lay but I was very interested to read this

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5449851/St-Albans-company-launches-UKs-period-pants.html
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    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 6th Mar 18, 11:09 PM
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    Not very money saving on initial out lay but I was very interested to read this

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5449851/St-Albans-company-launches-UKs-period-pants.html
    Originally posted by queengoth

    I feel you would need as many period pants as you would change a pad or tampon in a day, personally these are not for me. I have pants and would ratherr use my cloth pads with them. Cheaper as I already wear pants every day!!
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    • sunny_money
    • By sunny_money 22nd Apr 18, 7:59 PM
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    Thanks MSE for starting this thread. Sanitary products should be free anyway, so any savings / discussion about choice is welcome until the time comes!

    Some women choose to wear period knickers that are ultra absorbent to protect you from leaks, saving your normal knickers in the long run.

    There are also actual Ďperiod knickersí that you can wear as a sanitary product!! Check it out: https://www.shethinx.com/collections/period-panties/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2JykhrnO2gIV7gDTCh2ZWA9-EAAYASAAEgI1J_D_BwE
    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 10th May 18, 12:57 AM
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    Mooncup is probably the cheapest long term, short of choosing to not have periods. I'd like to know of cheaper Vegan tampons tho for sure
    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 10th May 18, 1:01 AM
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    To the lady taking the pill, have you thought about the injection? It stops periods totally in most (obviously not an option if TTC, but very good as it doesn't matter about age/weight or anything)

    Asda sell some night pads, Always maybe? They come with or without wings and are really long.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 10th May 18, 5:02 AM
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    All right ladies, most men with partners know at least some of the problems with sanitary problems and can sympathise but spare a thought for your other half.
    A great deal of men also have problems, especially those with prostate problems, which have had a great deal of publicity of late with the rate of prostate cancer now overtaking the rate of breast cancer.
    Prostate cancer patients have a great problem with urinary retention and need a pad just the same as ladies but if you search for them in all the supermarkets all you find at the end of the big ladies aisle of sanitary products are a box of 10 Tena for men level 2 retailing at £4.00. A rip off at 40 pence each and I have found no alternatives.
    Let's hear it for the men for a change, any solutions out there?
    Originally posted by Sraider
    Canít help you with the men products but speaking as one of many women who has post menopausal stress incontinence (and thatís still there after having an operation) I find that the cheaper pads are not worth buying as they tend to scrunch up. Iíve tried every brand on the market and stick to Tena or similar. I always stock up when there are special offers. Have you thought about buying in bulk online? Most things are cheaper that way
    • kacie
    • By kacie 10th May 18, 8:19 AM
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    I use reusable cloth pads (can't get on with tampons or a cup), the initial outlay is costly but nearly 3 years down the line and the savings are mounting up!! They are so comfortable and I have never had one leak (try saying that about disposables). I wish I had discovered them years before!
    Originally posted by sillyvixen
    I'm with you on the reusable cloths pads, so much more comfy and they last longer, a bit of an outlay to begin with but worth it.
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