It’s not an emergency, but I am a long time fan of Tampax Pearls, or any reputable drug store knock off, but at all the pharmacies here in town only have pads. A while back I bought the economy sized box from Costco, which lasted me almost the whole year. I found one national brand yesterday but they expand too much,sorry for the TMI. I don’t like pads because I just don’t trust them, if you’re a chick you know what I mean. I also find them gross, and bulky. Maybe pads would save my life if I were to go white water rafting.