Sorry men of the forum but this is definitely one for the women of this forum! I seem to suffer from awful period pains for the first day or so of my period, the build up is pretty bad too, i'm all achey for days, incredibly tired and I seem to cry a lot around my period too! I can cope with the signs of it coming... but the pain sometimes can be really terrible. I went to a doctor who wanted to put me on the contraceptive pill which I have decided not to go on, because i was on it a few years ago and found it gave me terrible mood swings. I guess i'm looking for suggestions on ways to ease it. I usually try to premeditate it with pain killers and a hot water bottle, and I tried evening primrose for a while... but just looking for any other ways to help to ease it a bit that people have found successful?