Living with PMDD with Jes Hagan : Episode 234

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Cycle Signs + PMS, Menstrual Cycle Tips, Periods, Well Woman Podcast | 0 comments

(Subscribe on iTunesSpotify, StitcherSoundCloud or TuneIn) All menstruators know that there are symptoms that come with our cycle, however too many women have accepted living with debilitating irritability, depression, and anxiety. The extremity of these symptoms is abnormal and these menstruators may not know that they are suffering from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. For this episode of the menstruation mini-series, Jes Hagan is joining us again to talk about how she manages living with PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Jes first joined us on episode 192, where we talked about healing PMS, PMDD, and mood swings and I encourage you to go back and listen to that episode. This episode is more personal to Jes’ specific menstruation journey and an honest look at how she lived with undiagnosed PMDD for 17 years and ways she manages living with PMDD today. Throughout this conversation, Jes shares the story of her first menarche, what her first few years of menstruation were like, her symptoms living with undiagnosed PMDD, the events that led her to hit rock bottom, when she discovered what PMDD is, what she wishes she knew before learning about PMDD, and her message of hope for menstruators with PMDD.    

Meet Our Podcast Guest:

[Cycle Day 8 – Inner Spring] Meet Jes Hagan, an integrative menstrual health nutritionist, educator, and coach, who is also the founder of Her Mood Mentor, a virtual premenstrual clinic. Jes firmly believes in the body’s innate capacity to heal itself, but she recognizes that a lack of reproductive health education and training in symptom management tools can hinder our ability to cope with the monthly, biological process of menstruation. Through Her Mood Mentor, she adopts a bio-individualized approach, taking into account each individual’s unique needs and circumstances. Utilizing functional lab testing, she helps her clients and students identify the root causes of their premenstrual symptoms. Having personally endured 17 years of undiagnosed and misdiagnosed PMDD, Jes’ journey is a testament to her dedication. Her harrowing experience nearly cost her life, but it also fueled her determination to guide thousands of students towards reduced symptom duration and severity. Her expertise and understanding make her a compassionate and effective guide on the path to improved menstrual health. If you’re seeking comprehensive support, education, and a holistic approach to managing menstrual health, Jes and Her Mood Mentor are here to be your allies, helping you reclaim your life from PMS and PMDD symptoms.
Living with PMDD with Jess Hagan _ Episode 234

In this episode we chat about:

      • About Jes’ menarche experience (04:24)
      • Jes’ experience during her first few years of menstruating (12:18)
      • What it was like for Jes living with undiagnosed PMDD (15:49)
      • The sequence of events that led Jes to shifting her cycle experience (27:27)
      • When Jes discovered what PMDD was (30:32)
      • What Jes wishes she knew before learning about PMDD (34:51)
      • Jes’ message to menstruators suffering with PMDD (40:54)


Connect with our Guest: 

Instagram: @hermoodmentor
Youtube: hermoodmentor7230

Jess is gifting our WWP listeners; Symptom Mapper a Supplement Directory and Doctors Appointment Prep Forms for free.


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Until next time beautiful!
Get connected, listen to your body and remember; body confidence all begins with living in tune with your menstrual cycle.

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