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E115: Does your menstrual cycle affect your ADHD? Hormones, periods, and ADHD symptoms
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All right, today we're talking about the elephant in the room: MENSTRUAL CYCLES.
I know, I know - not everyone's favorite subject! But it's something we all deal with so we might as well discuss how our hormones and our periods affect us as mamas with ADHD.
When you think about hormones, think about HOW MUCH your body has evolved through your life. Adolescence, puberty, pregnancy, postpartum...there's no denying everything's in flux pretty much all the time.
So, the question is what do we REALLY need to know and how can we navigate our ADHD symptoms while our bodies are on a constant hormonal roller coaster?
Sadly, there isn't a lot of research on the topic but there are a few really great resources that I'm excited to share in today's episode!
Don't worry mama...I got you!
I did a looooot of digging and I think you'll love the tools and resources I'm sharing. They'll shed some light on how our bodies work and what to do to be even MORE successful and gracious with ourselves as a woman with ADHD. Plus a big thank you to my friend and mentor, ADHD Coach Elizabeth Brink, for the research help! @coachelizabethbrink
Want to dive in more? This topic comes up sometimes during our weekly group support calls for Daily Planning for ADHD Moms course. It's currently open for enrollment!
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Next week we're diving into cycle syncing! When I first understood how cycle syncing worked and started implementing it into my life...it was a GAME CHANGER!
Links to things we talked about on today's show:
- The ADHD Enclave
- Glowing Period Tracking App
- Hormones for Life Article
- PubMed Article - Prevalence of hormone-related mood disorder symptoms in women with ADHD
- Healthline Article - How to Work with Your Period, Not Against It
- YouTube Video - Your Menstrual Cycle Is More Than Just Your Period
- OurBodies Ourselves Article
- Medical News Today Article - How can your period affect bowel movements?
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