In this episode, I chat with Jesenia of @pmddwarriors on Instagram. She gives some insight on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, also known as PMDD. This has to do with a woman’s menstrual cycle. “In short terms, it’s PMS on steriods.”* This episode was really insightful for me. I’d never heard of PMDD before. It is interesting and could be the answer for many women that struggle more than normal when it comes to your menstrual cycle.
Symptoms of PMDD include, but are not limited to:
-Severe mood swings
-Negative self talk
Jesenia believes she had PMDD from the moment she started her period, but was not officially diagnosed until a couple years later. She took matters into her own hands and wanted to heal it naturally. Jesenia is going to school for acupuncture and she has found that has really helped her. She also takes an herb that is life-changing for her.
Finding a cure for your own PMDD can take a while. It’s not just one thing, Jesenia says. It’s a group of things that will help to heal you. It is a hormonal fluctuation, not a hormonal imbalance. Jesenia says PMDD can last for two weeks out of the month, but it’s different for every woman. Some have it one month and not the next.
If you feel like this may be something you struggle with, I encourage you to reach out to Jesenia and do your own research on it. Talk to your doctor, if that’s something you believe in or consult someone in holistic wellness.
Listen to the full episode for all the details.
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE GUEST’S STORY. THEIR STORY IS HOW THEY PERCEIVE IT. IT IS NOT MY JUDGEMENT OR RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THIS STORY AND THE THINGS SAID ARE TRUE. PLEASE BE OPEN MINDED WHEN LISTENING TO/READING THESE STORIES.
KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:
-Do you own research.
-Know your triggers and write them down.
LINKS TO THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
–Follow Jesenia on Instagram
-Jesenia’s favorite book: You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
-Jesenia’s favorite product: 100% pure coffee bean eye cream
-Jesenia’s favorite song: Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz (listen on the Hard Knocks guest list on Spotify)
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