My worse days of each month is when I have my period. I have stomach cramps too, my intestines are gurgling and making funny noises, I have D and I feel awful. But I have discussed it with many other women who don't have CD, and they also have D for 1-2 days when they have their period. I know for sure that my sister who is not a CD patient, spends the first day of her period in the bathroom with watery D. I think it's because the period cramps are so bad that they irritate the bowels. So, if healthy women get D when they have their period, imagine us poor Crohn's patients!!!
What I do is I put a heating pad in my abdomen it helps ease the cramps a little bit, and of course I take Immodium so I can get to work!!