(Okay, so not as sexy as "Hack my Vagina", but I knew it might get more attention than "Hack my Menstrual Cramps.") ;-)
I am stumped.
I've had severe cramping for the first day or two of my cycle all my menstruating life, except when I was on the Pill for 20+ years. So from age 13-20 and from age 43-48 I have been dealing with this pain in the *.
I've done 400 mg Mag Citrate plus 1000 mg Krill Oil (for the last 8 months), plus 50 mg Zinc Picolinate (for the last 7 weeks) and I am still dealing with severe monthly cramping that 400 mg Ibuprofen has a hard time reducing completely.
A shot of whiskey works wonders, but I'm really not interested in drinking a lot during my menstrual cycle. (Though I am starting to get fond of whiskey & cream...) :P
48 yrs old, 26-28 day cycle, no hormonal birth control, normal weight.
I eat a varied 99% clean, Lacto-Paleo diet (over 1 year now), liver & gelatin weekly, D supplemented to ~ 80-90 ng/ml.
Prior to Paleo, I was eating WAP-style for 2 years and mostly whole foods prior to that. I was a lacto-vegetarian for 14 years, (but not until I was 18 years old.)
About 60-100 g/carbs/day.
All organic, grass-fed, yada, yada...
No parabens, minimized BPA, etc...
I likely have about 4 more years until menopause, (according to my Mom's experience.) I'd really like to get off the drugs (& alcohol) and enjoy my menses while I can, YKWIM? (OK, maybe not, haha!)
Can you help me?