I'd like to direct this question to older ladies who still menstruate. As you have gotten older, have your periods become more painful? Mine have....just wondering if that is normal. I am currently 34, but in the past year or so things have started changing. It used to be cramps and period....almost at the same time. Lately, the cramps precede the bleeding by 24 hours!!! That is just so weird to me. And the cramps are bad.....I had to to take 5 ibuprofen, well 3 at once and 2 more a couple of hours later when I didn't have enough relief.
I am just wondering if I can expect the cramps to get worse and/or more unpredictable as I get older.