My title is ironic and facetious. The weekend before an inspection I have been totally incapacitated. I have been dosed up on ponstan and cocodamol (which I hate taking) and still good for nothing. Still in quite a lot of pain - ok, no fainting, throwing up and I was able to straighten up this time when I stood up - but I'm still not exactly functional. I'm 40, no children, can't take anything hormonal... Really feeling my options are limited. I could not have gone into work the way I was over the weekend. Really hate planning things around these few days in the month. Has anyone tried Chinese medicine or any other alternative therapies. I'd be happy with a placebo effect! I have other health issues which I can manage. It's so frustrating that this thing that is meant to happen every month has such an impact on my every day functioning. Thanks. Hoping I don't double up in front of the inspectors today.