What should I do to lessen painful cramps before I get my period?

Please see your gyn. For an evaluation and there are meds that u can get on like anaprox (naproxen) ds, motrin, etc assuming nothing strange is going on, if u are done with children i would offer u an in offcie tubal and then an endometrial ablation which will get rid of the bleeding and cramps, also u could get on low dose pills like loloestrin which could help prevent the cramps.