I have pretty bad cramps - they're not debilitating to the point where I can't get out of bed, but they hurt pretty damn bad. I've seen this
question, but the answers focus more on things to do to help prevent cramps in the long term, rather than immediate relief.
I currently take ibuprofin or an acetaminophen, asprin, & caffeine combination. Neither gets rid of the cramps, or even close, but it takes the edge off. I'm open to other painkillers, if they help you more.
I've talked to my gyn, but her main suggestion was birth control which is something I've decided against for the moment. I'd rather deal with the cramps. I'm not interested in herbal remedies. I'm in my mid-20, never been pregnant, and never been on birth control. I get plenty of exercise, have a healthy diet, and take calcium daily.
Otherwise, I'm all ears - do certain yoga positions help you? A glass of wine or cup of coffee, or avoiding alcohol & caffeine? Does a specific type of exercise help - long walks, jumping jacks. . . I will probably try just about anything at this point.