I’ve always had bad menstrual cramps since I was a teenager. Well, I thought they were bad until 6 years ago. My cramps had gotten so bad that they interfered with my life. For the first 3 days, the pain was so unbearable that I took a lot of OTC meds (prescription pain killers didn’t take away the pain and made me extremely loopy) and had timers set for when the next dose was due. I planned my month around the intense stabbing pain in my abdomen, which once left me in fetal position on the ground of a parking lot. I dealt with this for 5 years and doctors were unable to help me.