The following steps may allow you to avoid prescription medications:
(i) Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen (below the umblicus). Be careful NOT to fall asleep with it on.
(ii) Take warm showers or baths.
(iii) Drink warm beverages.
(iv) Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower abdomen.
(v) Walk or exercise regularly, including pelvic rocking exercises.
(vi) Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but low in salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. (vii) Eat light but frequent meals.
(viii) Practice relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga.
(ix) Keep your legs elevated while lying down. You can also lie on your side with knees bent.
(x) Stretching exercise also help in relieving the cramps.