Horrible contraction-like pains, is it a sign I’m ovulating? What can I do to lessen these cramps?

I’m not pregnant and I track my fertile days. The app I use says that today is the day I’m likely ovulating. For the past 30 minutes, I’ve been doubled over in tears from cramping. It’s localized on my lower left side. It starts as a dull pain, then grows in intensity until it’s a stabbing pain. After a few excruciating moments, my muscles relax and the pain resets to baseline. Should I be worried? Is this normal?

I have had these cramps in the past but always assumed they were ovarian cysts. Now that I have an app tracking my cycle, however, I’ve noticed a pattern: these asymmetrical cramps only occur right around ovulation .

If any of you relate, what do you do to find relief when dealing with these cramps? I’m dying for relief. Thanks a ton.

Horrible contraction-like pains, is it a sign I’m ovulating? What can I do to lessen these cramps?