If you've ever spent an hour—or two or three or 10—crawling around on the bathroom floor asking God for an instant hysterectomy, this site is for you. Menstrual periods shouldn't hurt, but ours do. A lot.
Cramps Blog is dedicated to the untold thousands of women everywhere who brace for that monthly appointment with the torture chamber, who schedule meetings, vacations, dates, weddings, projects of any type for weeks when they can count on standing upright.
We're the ones who carry ibuprofen at all times and squirrel away stronger painkillers in twos and threes. We've heard words like endometriosis, fibroids, dysmenorrhea, infertility, and "it's your colon" enough to make us hurl. And the next person who smugly says a good walk always helps her cramps go away. . . .
If you're one of us, welcome. If you're here because you care about one of us, thank you.