New Drug May Lift Curse of Menstrual Cramps

Candace Jones suffered monthly menstrual pains throughout adolescence, but she didn't fully understand how bad they were until she went into labor with her first child. "The cramping was so severe you could compare it to the contractions with the baby," said the 26-year-old Springfield, Va., mother. Since having two children and turning to a new form of birth control -- the IUD -- the cramps have subsided, she said, but the memories of missing running and swimming practices and staying in bed...Full Story
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