Beth, I have the same issue from fibroids. Day one of my period is hell.
Crazygirl, what kind of ovulation pain did you get? I'm 46 and often wonder when menopause will begin. My mother had a hysterectomy in her late thirties so I have nothing to compare to.
I just went through a painful month last month where I had pain on one side near my ovary for three weeks. The ultrasound showed normal except for some pelvic fluid.