What Can I Do About Cramps? Hi BeingGirl Experts, Yesterday was one month to the day of me turning 15, and I just got my period. I hate it already. I was the last of my friends (and most of my grade) to get it. I have wicked cramps already. What can I do about cramps?? Thanks, Isaby --- Hi Isaby, Sorry you are having to deal with “wicked” cramps. Cramps are caused by the contraction of your uterus during menstruation (your period). They usually mean the uterine muscles are contracting too hard or too fast. Cramps can be felt in your lower abdomen, in your back, or even down your legs. With mom’s permission try using an over the counter pain killer with IBUPROFEN as the active ingredient. Make sure you follow the package directions for your age. You may also try taking a warm bath or place a hot water bottle on your abdomen. Some teens find mild exercise help relieve menstrual pain. If the pain still is not managed with this medication, then you need to see your doctor/healthcare provider. Hope you feel better soon! Your BeingGirl Experts Wondering what can I do about cramps? Get answers from the experts at BeingGirl.com.