I just want some recommendations on what I could take or ask for from the doctor to help with my terrible menstrual cramps. They are so bad, I am unable to do anything, I have to skip school the first day it's so bad. The second day isn't as bad and the other days are fine, ibuprofen works. I was prescribed 500mg of naproxen but it doesn't work, in fact I accidentally took way too much one time and felt really sick. I hate asking for medication from the doctor, especially when they all recommend birth control but I don't want birth control it's too much of a hassle. What do you use? Is there anything that I can do naturally that would help? So far I've tried eating a lot of salmon (for omega 3) and exercising but it doesn't make a difference...