menstual cycles, cramping to the point of passing out, vomiting due to the pain, and heavy
flow - to the point of through a pad
in 1-2 hours - so using a pad
was worrisome. I've always been concerned of it overflowing and running down my leg (has happened) seeing it through clothing etc. Plus they are uncomfortable.
The problem is finding a tampon that is comfortable to wear. I bounced around many brands for years.