Those all sound like great tips! Especially the pizza! I used to get bad cramps when I had an IUD. My doctor gave me a prescription for Naproxen (over the counter it’s the same thing that’s in Aleve) which really helped when I was in pain. Now I take one Aleve if I’m having painful cramps. I’m not a huge fan of taking pills but sometimes you need it to take the edge off so you can have a productive day. We’re not in the era of the red tent, unfortunately. Our culture expects us to act like normal when really our bodies want to rest and go through that monthly cycle.
I also use heating pads and lavender essential oil. Chamomile tea helps me too.