When my cramps get really bad, I try to meditate before trying drugs. Meditation helps the mind focus on other things aside from the pain. When I meditate I try to envision a vacation, so meditating is not really related to spiritual. Just another focus. Try it
drugs! baby drugs! I mean the over the counter pain pills of course! But only when It gets bad. If it's tolerable then I just distract myself with work or chores. But it seems that Queen Victoria had the right idea!