356 | Mastermind Session with Natalie – PMDD and ADHD


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Women with ADHD should plan their months with their cycles. Listen to this mastermind episode for our Addmin from our 21st season. Today, Roxie, Jessica and Moira are in the hot seat. Natalie is searching for strategies to manage hormonal changes in her cycle. Plus, you can find out more about ADHD reWired.

The mastermind shares insights and strategies with Natalie as she deals with fluctuations in her menstrual cycles. They talk to her doctor about increasing her medication for two weeks of the month. She also discusses setting up her monthly planner so that it coincides with her cycle.

Some of the things they discussed are

It is best to go to the gym while you are having your period. Planning is the bridge between productivity, self-care, and productivity. The more you can integrate your self-care with the cycle, the more you will feel energetic. Although they share what has worked for them, and the research that they have done together, they are not physicians.

*Please note: When we talk about medications, we cannot address your personal experience. If you have been given a medication, it is important to speak with your doctor about your symptoms and experience. Some medications may not be suitable for everyone. There are many options available and you will need to be able to choose the right medicine for you.

You’ll learn: [03: 02] Natalie shares what she wants to mastermind today. [04: 49] Eric asks Natalie about any medication she is taking. [07: 46] Natalie discusses amping up the dosages on her ADHD meds around her cycle. [10: 58] Eric opens up the floor for the others to ask some questions. [11: 27] Natalie shares that on her worst days, she will stand and stare at a wall or stay in the show much longer, more irritable, etc. [13: 31] Moira talks about having two different doses of her medications during the month to regulate her cycle. [14: 53] Jessica has a couple of questions, and then some strategies that might help. [17: 39] The best time to hit the gym is when you are on your period, which is when your hormones are most similar to males. [20: 36] Do you try to structure your life around your cycle? [26: 08] Jessica shares that another piece of the puzzle is that with hormonal changes comes a different type of strength in your business. [29: 02] Natalie believes that she worked better in high school when she was on her period, but it doesn’t feel that way now. [32: 07] Natalie talks about estrogen and progesterone and wants to know if there is a substitute for them instead of birth control. [34: 22] What are the things that feel hard to do when you are on your cycle? [37: 41] Natalie shares her planner and is trying to figure out how to get all the strategies in her planner. [40: 25] The ladies share what their planners look like. [45: 00] Planning is the bridge between productivity and self-care. [46: 00] Natalie speaks about where her self-care is lacking and what she needs to do to make it better. [49: 19] The more you sync your self-care and cycle, the more energy you have. [51: Natalie discusses when she feels more numb from playing video games. [53: 39] Eric speaks about some relationship between her skin issue and Wellbutrin. [55: 10] Eric shares how important it is to have windows where you work. [55: 39] Natalie, what commitments do you want to make right now? [57: 12] They all discuss using sticky notes to organize Natalie’s planner. [1: 00: 29] Thank you for being on the show! [1: 01: 13] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron, click on our Patreon tab at www.ADHDreWired.com Links and Resources: The Period Coach – Stasha Washburn Additude Inside the ADHD Mind Find Natalie: Queer Spectrum Life Coaching Email Instagram Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: d

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