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hi i guess this is where i tell you about myself and some goings on.
my quick and dirty trans history about 20 off years ago I confessed to my best friend about wanting to be a girl she was super supportive said she'd get everyone to use whatever name I want and treat me like one of the girls at the time I didn't know transitioning really existed the LGBT was really just an LG so I didn't think it was actually possible to more than cross dress and dismissed the idea and forgot about until 6 years ago I met a transwoman in a Discord community which and awoken 20 year old memories, a few years later after self debate I admitted to myself that I was trans eventually came out to a few people and in October of last year started taking hormones. The actually transitioning is taking time I duelmode mainly being my true self at home for right now.

How I ended up here: I wasn't prepare for the hormones which have been a struggle wild mood swings and just constant anxiety attacks, I've only recently been able to clear my head and quell my anxiety with medication enough to function. I had some bad moment and alienated myself from some people dear to me and I'm questioning whether to keep going or not. I've been doing a lot to improve my situation picking myself up doing self care but I realize I can't do this on my own so I've been adding to my support network, people in my circles, support groups and communities like here. From what I read so far this feels like a wonderful community and I look forward to being apart of it.

Thank you

 

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Welcome to Trans Pulse, Sarah.  I think this site will live up to your expectations as a friendly, supportive and knowledgeable place.  I know that transition can be stressful and daunting and we've all been where you are now at some point.  I do hope that you are seeing, or have seen, a gender therapist or at least and M.D. to ensure that your hormone use is safe and appropriate.  We want everyone to be safe, because hormones can be dangerous if not done correctly with good supervision.  If you don;t have a gender therapist, that would be help to add to your tool kit, too.

 

Please ask any questions that come to mind.  The only thing we can't answer is about hormone dosages.  Please have a look around and enjoy your time here.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn Marie

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Welcome Sarah,

I'm so glad you are here and you are among amazing people who will answer any question honestly and with love.

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Hi Sarah, welcome. I had a terrible time on t-blockers at first and struggled to get the dose right for about a year. I tried spironolactone, cyproterone acetate, bicalutamide -- all caused severe depression. Eventually my doctor and I found a solution: an increased dose of estrogen and a reduced dose of spiro. Some people swear by estrogen monotherapy, though I understand some doctors can be wary of trying it. My point is it may take some experimentation to find your sweet spot, and that t-blockers may be the culprit. Since getting my dose right about six months ago I feel so much better. I hope that with some experimentation (with the help of a doctor, of course) you will too.

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Hi Sarah,

 

I'm glad you found us and yes this is by far the best forum for trans people. I should know because I have tried them all. Feel free to say your opinion on other posts. Don't be afraid to speak your mind as long as the rules are followed of course. Take care and looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

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Thank you for the warm welcomes
some days are harder than other and these days have been extra hard
it's nice to know I'm not alone.
Thank you

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Welcome, Sarah!! You'll find lots of info and wonderful people here. Ask questions or just use us as a shoulder to lean on. We are all here to help each other.

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