I don't usually get cramps when I have my period and if I do a couple of advil does the trick. For the past few months I've been getting fetal position crazy cramps. I've also noticed that my period is shorter and lighter then usual also. I'm not on any HBC and can really only afford to see a doctor if it's something serious. Does anyone know why a period would be lighter and hurt more than what's always been normal for me?