Episode 4: PMS is Real (ft. Ashley Levinson, PCOSGurl)

We are super excited to interview Ashley Levinson, aka PCOSGurl, about PMS, a real phenomenon that often gets ignored and overlooked AND the symptoms can be worse if you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (aka PCOS).

Ashley is a public health influencer, a PCOS awareness advocate and educator who was diagnosed with PCOS in 1999 while trying to conceive. She has been a community leader and championed campaigns such as the annual #Heart4PCOS in February and #LemonFaceChallenge. September marks PCOS Awareness month, the time of this podcast release. However, PMS and PCOS is a subject that is relevant and affects women globally all year around.

Join us as we talk about:

  • What is PMS?
  • Ashley’s personal experience with having PMS while having PCOS and its impact in her life. PMS symptoms can vary widely from moderate to severe.
  • Physiology lesson…to explain WHY it happens (hormone shift)
  • How bad PMS can get when you have hormonal disturbances like PCOS
  • What is PCOS?
  • How we can make it better for both the women who experience it and how their partners can help
  • Tracking menstruation especially if they are irregular (the 5th vital sign)
  • Looking out for cervical mucous (aka EWCM)
  • Easy doable Tips on how to make PMS better in our lives.

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