To all of the women who still have PMS, you know how bad our spines hurt when this time comes around. My pain becomes 1000 times worse and can last up to 10 days getting worse each day. So hard to live with! I had to see my PM yesterday and was late because of this very reason, I was in so much pain I could barely move. Once I got to the doctor I told him about it and right off he understood that it's much worse with PMS. Surprised me, I didn't think he would have a clue. Now he's pushing for me to have a hysterectomy. I'm in my early to mid 40's and don't plan on having any children. He says I could take hormones to counter the loss of estrogen. I'm seriously thinking about it, talking to my OB/GYN about it. Is this idea too radical? Would any of you do it? Do you think a Gyn surgeon would do this just to ease my back pain? Any input would be appreciated. I would really like your thoughts and opinions.