Aug 29, 2017
Bonus Episode: This episode is from an archive of Brooke’s previous show, “The Naked Mom.”
You may want to have a glass of wine or a bar of chocolate handy when you listen to today’s episode of The Naked Mom. Brooke welcomes her friends Kristen Brady and Melanie Lekkos to her Santa Monica woman-cave to dive head first into a subject that effects us all – directly or indirectly – one way or another: PMS. How do you know you’re in it? What can you do to help yourself deal with it? How can partners make it better or worse? Why can’t you sleep as well? Why all the bloating? Does caffeine help or hurt? Is drinking more water helpful? What about exercise? Do hormones help? Are there vitamins or supplements or other over the counter remedies that can help? Are SSRIs helpful? All of these questions are covered with compassion and candor. Of course, every woman is different so you need to talk to your doctor before taking anything. But the conversation is important to have and keep having as our bodies change. No woman should have to suffer without support. Melanie is a nurse who brings both her professional and personal perspectives to the subject – including a condition that’s like a next-level version of PMS called PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). Brooke’s long-time close friend Kristen has a powerfully intense personal experience with PMS that led her to isolate and become depressed. She has done a tremendous amount of independent research on the subject and sought out professional help and friend support to regain control of her moods and physical symptoms. The women share personal experiences – from smashing dishes to lying in the closet, crying – and the entire show is like a private conversation with your closest girlfriends – including some great laughs. Find Kristen on Twitter and Instagram at @SnapAgogo. Melanie is on Facebook as Melanie Lekkos and Instagram at @mel.one. Brooke is on social media as @BrookeBurke. The show is at @NakedMomPod on social. Today’s episode of the Naked Mom is brought to you by Skechers. Thank you, Skechers for all the support. Find them at Skechers.com or on Twitter at @SkechersUSA and Instagram at @Skechers.