Severe back pain before period starts. ?

I have severe back pain 2 to 3 days before my period starts. I have tried over the counter meds and they do nothing. Once my period starts the pain is gone. My gynecologist says my dr has to prescribe me pain meds but I am afraid to ask. I don't want him to think I just want drugs. My husband works away so... show more I have severe back pain 2 to 3 days before my period starts. I have tried over the counter meds and they do nothing. Once my period starts the pain is gone. My gynecologist says my dr has to prescribe me pain meds but I am afraid to ask. I don't want him to think I just want drugs. My husband works away so it's just me here most of the time with 2 young kids and I need to be able to function. Any suggestions?
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