Advil is the only drug that works for me. But then again, Advil cures everything, doesn't it? Also hot baths help. And instead of crunches or sit-ups I like to just push on my lower stomach, almost like I'm forcing it all out. It sounds icky but it feels much better. I have been told that cramps are caused by the bigger clots trying to get out, sorry for the grossness of that statement, but really, what did you expect? The node is about menstruation!

As for how chocolate factors into the whole thing, I myself find that chocolate takes away the nauseous feeling associated with the cramps. But as is everything else to do with a woman's body, every womans's body reacts differently.