I’ve been having bad cramps and unbearable pms for years to the point that I would have to take days off from work. I used acupuncture as well as some herbal remedies and it was definitely helpful but didn’t remove the symptoms completely. A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and prescribed medication. Since then my symptoms are completely gone! No pms and no cramps. This is not to advocate medications but to show that there may be reasons related to candida that cause cramping (since hypothyroidism is related to candida). Since candida is known to disrupt the hormonal system, I think it is important to monitor it and medicate if necessary. Then again, the medication should be only a temporary relief and the effort to remove the cause has to be made.