I've always had painful periods but now at the age of nearly 53 the abdominal pain seems to be protracted (ie the period is sometimes taking longer to arrive and is more unrelenting). It used to be that I would only need to take one lot of eg Cocodomol on the day itself. But this month I've taken several in the run-up including another lot today. I would love to take some more just to relieve the pressure but they make me constipated if I take too many. There is usually relief once the period comes but all that seems slower in arriving and it just seems as if it'll never come. Does anyone else experience this and any advice on how to relieve the unrelenting pain?