My teen daughter just got her second period ever, and the cramps are really bad. It's been a while since I had to go through this, but as a young teen and early adult I have severe cramps with every period, so I well remember how it feels. Sadly I don't remember anything really helping other than waiting for the period to be over.

She's home today because she's literally doubled over in pain, woke me up at 4am to ask for Motrin, which didn't help. She has the heating pad on her stomach, she's tried a hot bath, everything, and nothing is even taking the edge off.

She is literally in tears, and she's a pretty tough kid.

Any tips from young people on this site that have gone through the same thing? Or tips from others that have remedies that worked for them? I'm beside myself. I hate to see her in pain, but nothing seems to be helping.