I'm 40 years old, and judging by my older sisters and mother, I likely have another 11-12 years befor
e menopause. Over the last year or
two, my menstrual <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cramps</span>
have gotten much wor
se. I get chills and shakes, aches in my joints, nausea, headache, and massive cramps
. I've tried heating pads, lots of fluids, bed rest, Aleve, and other OTC pain relief. I went to see a new midwife for
my last annual about 18 mo ago and for
got to mention it to her, then felt embarrassed to call in about it.