Hi-I suffered from the very same thing from the time I was 13 till I was 17. I would miss days from school and would be balled up just crying for hours. Hot baths and heating pads never helped. Any over-the-counter cramp medicine I used would work the first time I used it and then it wouldn't work after that. Eventually I ran out of OTC's to take. Finally I went to the doctor and was put on the pill. It worked like magic. The whole time I was on the pill I never had cramps at all. The only other thing I would suggest is to be tested for endometriosis. It can cause the severe cramps also. I was told that it is believed to be connected to your hormone production. I hope this helps and I completely sympathize with you.