20 episodes

We don't talk enough about women with ADHD, especially the impact hormones have on mental health. Former journalist and current ADHD'er Sarah Snyder unpacks this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative.

The Adulting With ADHD Podcast Sarah Snyder

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 70 Ratings

We don't talk enough about women with ADHD, especially the impact hormones have on mental health. Former journalist and current ADHD'er Sarah Snyder unpacks this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative.

    69 - ADHD and Trans with Alex Petrovnia

    69 - ADHD and Trans with Alex Petrovnia

    My guest, Alex Petrovnia, this week shares his experience of being diagnosed with ADHD and transitioning as a trans man. 
    Alex is a biologist and director of The TransFormations Project. 
    ADHD & Gender Alex describes the beginning of 2020 as an interesting time, as the pandemic swept through the country he had two major revelations about himself. 

    He suspected he was trans and probably had ADHD. At first, he avoided dealing with either (something he doesn't recommend!) but the quarantine forced him to deal with them.

    Coming out  The first person Alex came out to was himself. He describes it as the most important coming out moment. Alex says he had come out to themself several times but suppressed it.  
    The other important person was coming out to his finance. His fiance came out as trans a few months later and they have been transitioning together. 

    Hormones and ADHD Alex describes us as a deeply interconnected system, when there is something wrong with one part whether it's mental, physical, or emotional it will all impact each other. 

    Alex was on HRT before he was prescribed Adderall for his ADHD. He says he experienced a shift, the Adderall with the HRT was effective. Alex explains when you have the correct brain chemistry it's a moment when you realize how you're meant to experience the world. 

    Alex's links Twitter
    About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast It’s not just you – we aren’t talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages. 
    As a former journalist and current ADHD’er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews, and personal narrative.
    With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more. Why aren’t we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more. 
    Need basic info about ADHD and hormones? Get the free quick guide at https://adultingwithadhd.com/hormones.
    Show highlights 2:40 min Coming out story
    8:00 min HRT & ADHD meds
    10:30 min HRT & changes in the body & mind
    16:00 min Endometriosis 
    17:30 min HRT, mental health & testosterone 
    22:00 min medicine & misogyny 
     

    • 33 min
    68 - ADHD & Headaches with Dr. Sarah Cheyette

    68 - ADHD & Headaches with Dr. Sarah Cheyette

     
    In this episode, I talk with Dr. Sarah Cheyette about the link between headaches and ADHD. Dr. Cheyette is a neurologist who specializes in ADHD and I saw her give a talk about the topic at ADHD Women’s Palozza.
    The Link Between ADHD & Headaches
    Sarah came to treat ADHD through headaches! She was seeing many patients in her practice who had awful headaches so she started to explore how the two were interconnected.
    She found people with ADHD were often under a huge amount of stress, once the stress and ADHD were attended to their headaches often improved.
    ADHD, Hormones, Lack of Sleep
    It’s the perfect recipe for an ADHD storm, not sleeping, hormones, stress, and ADHD. Sarah points out for many people their headaches are hormone-driven, the headache can cause stress which can impact sleep. It’s easy to see how a person’s ADHD can be harder to manage around their period.
    Getting to the Source of the Headaches
    Finding out why a person gets headaches can be the key to improving their quality of life. For someone with ADHD Sarah says managing their symptoms is essential. The other important factor is having a plan of what to do when the headache occurs.
    Dr Cheyette's links https://sarahcheyette.com/about/
    About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast
    It’s not just you – we aren’t talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages.  As a former journalist and current ADHD’er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative.
    With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more.
    Why aren’t we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more.  Need basic info about ADHD and hormones? Get the free quick guide at https://adultingwithadhd.com/hormones.

    • 17 min
    68 - ADHD and Perimenopause: Finding Freedom in Diagnosis

    68 - ADHD and Perimenopause: Finding Freedom in Diagnosis

    Entrepreneur Laura Forde describes her working life as being in a perpetual state of anxiety and fear.
    The Londoner experienced job loss after job loss and became accustomed to managers telling her she was missing details. After the death of a family member in 2019 she sort help through a counselor.
    ADHD as an Adult Laura never realized not everyone felt like there were two brass bones going off in her head! After an appointment with a doctor at the Nightingale Clinic in London who life changed. She was given the piece of the puzzle she had been missing her whole life. Laura has inattentive ADHD.
    Perimenopause & Adhd Covid was a tough time for many people. Laura found she needed an increase in medication as her Adhd became worse. When she started experiencing worse brain fog and mood swings Laura knew something else was going on. Not satisfied with putting
    up with it as 'part of the course for women' she sort help from her GP.
    Finding a silver lining Covid brought more changes for Laura when she was made redundant. She was forced to think about what she wanted to do to make an income. She shares how created her online shop Sonas Crystals and found her passion. Laura encourages anyone with Adhd to think about where their passions are and make space for creativity in their day.
    Laura's links Sonas Crystals Etsy
    Sonas Crystals Instagram
    About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast It’s not just you – we aren’t talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages.  As a former journalist and current ADHD’er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative.  With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more.  Why aren’t we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more.  Need basic info about ADHD and hormones?
    Get the free quick guide at https://adultingwithadhd.com/hormones.
    To support this podcast or access its archives, please visit https://patreon.com/adultingwithadhd.
    You can also stay updated on the podcast here:
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/adhdadulting
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/adhdadulting/
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/adhdadulting
    YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/adultingwithadhd
    Edited by www.hkproductionsnz.com

    • 22 min
    66 - ADHD & Pregnancy: Creating A Prosthetic Environment

    66 - ADHD & Pregnancy: Creating A Prosthetic Environment

    ADHD coach Dusty Chipura shares her best tools and strategies for surviving ADHD and pregnancy, including her upcoming workbook!


    Following her seminar at ADHD Women's Palooza, Dusty talks about the how her pregnancy led her to think about what techniques can support ADHDers during pregnancy.


    She found external cues were a way of  managing her ADHD symptoms, especially when there were so many appointments to remember. Some of the tips included setting up a lot of reminders, external accountability and trying to make the environment work for ADHDers so that they can do the things they intend to do.


    Dusty talks about the way many ADHDers don't want to be a burden to anyone but pregnancy can be a great time to practice asking for what you need. She suggested asking friends “hey guys, like I'm struggling with getting enough movement. Could we set up  a daily walking date or a weekly swimming date?”


    She uses the term creating a prosthetic environment which Dusty explains as getting comfortable with the idea that you're probably not going to remember everything! She encourages pregnant ADHDers to stop counting on their brain to be the thing that cues them. Dusty recommends practicing acceptance with the knowledge you might need a lot of cues during pregnancy. 


    Dusty has developed a journal for pregnant ADHDers to help guide them through their pregnancy. She partnered with a midwife to come up with a practical journal full of tips and tricks. 


    Dusty’s links:


    Twitter https://twitter.com/dustychipura?s=20
    Website https://www.vancouveradhdcoaching.com


    About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast


    It’s not just you – we aren't talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages.  As a former journalist and current ADHD'er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative.  With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more.  Why aren't we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more.  Need basic info about ADHD and hormones? 


    Get the free quick guide at https://adultingwithadhd.com/hormones. 


    To support this podcast or access its archives, please visit https://patreon.com/adultingwithadhd. 


    You can also stay updated on the podcast here:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adhdadulting
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adhdadulting/ 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/adhdadulting 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/adultingwithadhd


    Edited by www.hkproductionsnz.com

    • 27 min
    65 - Hormone Havoc With Amber Shockley

    65 - Hormone Havoc With Amber Shockley

    Writer Amber Shockley shares her long and winding road to ADHD treatment and the hormonal chaos and misdiagnoses along the way. 

    Mentioned In This Episode 
    https://www.ambershockley.com/ https://betterhelp.com/adhdadulting (aff)

    About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast
    It’s not just you – we aren't talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages. As a former journalist and current ADHD'er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative. With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more. Why aren't we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more. Need basic info about ADHD and hormones? Get the free quick guide at https://adultingwithadhd.com/hormones. To support this podcast or access its archives, please visit https://patreon.com/adultingwithadhd. You can also stay updated on the podcast here: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adhdadulting Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adhdadulting/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/adhdadulting YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/adultingwithadhd

    • 39 min
    63 - ADHD and Trying to Conceive with Taucha Post

    63 - ADHD and Trying to Conceive with Taucha Post

    I talk with yoga and mindfulness instructor Taucha Post about managing ADHD symptoms while trying to conceive. Taucha is a certified yoga teacher and a registered speech therapist who has been practicing yoga for 15 years.
    Mentioned In This Episode ADHD yoga https://adhdyoga.ca/ Mindful Productivity Planner https://dogoodpaper.co/collections/planners/products/mindful-productivity-planner (Save 15% with code ADHD15)
    BetterHelp https://betterhelp.com/adhdadulting (aff)
    Mosaic Weighted Blankets https://adultingwithadhd.com/mosaic (aff)
    About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast It’s not just you – we aren't talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages. As a former journalist and current ADHD'er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative. With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more. Why aren't we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more.
    Need basic info about ADHD and hormones? Get the free quick guide at https://adultingwithadhd.com/hormones. To support this podcast or access its archives, please visit https://patreon.com/adultingwithadhd. You can also stay updated on the podcast here: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adhdadulting Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adhdadulting/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/adhdadulting YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/adultingwithadhd
    Show edited by HK Productions

    • 37 min

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