So, I have been using the Diva Cup for a few months now and all is going well. I do have a couple of nights and days during my menstruation that are extremely heavy (medical problem) and the cup fills up too quickly, so I have also been using pads at those times. However, this is still costing me money that I do not want to have to spend every two or three months.
Collect or save the money to purchase the necessary materials to make homemade sanitary pads that are reusable. The Hillbilly Housewife has a great article, pattern and links for these items. I am looking at all possibilities right now.