Many women experience cramps (menstrual pain) . The cause is usually having too many prostaglandins, which are chemicals that the uterus makes. These chemicals make the muscles of the uterus tighten and relax, and this causes the cramps.
The most effective way of taking painkiller is to take it at the onset of pain and take regularly during the days you normally have pain. Painkiller can cause stomach irritation, so they are best taken with food,
And taking hot bath or shower is also therapeutic because heat brings blood flow to your pelvic area, and that helps to relax the muscles causing cramps.