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Experiences on Low Dose Testosterone

As any trans person who has made the decision to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or ‘hormones’ for short, will tell you, the experience of taking hormones is that of going through a second puberty. The body changes, the experience of emotions change, reactions change, even thought processes can change.Taking a low dose of testosterone over a long period of time is just a slower transition that taking a higher dose. The changes happen, but slowly, slowly… sometimes too slowly! Continue reading

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Medical Transition Update

Here’s a super short and concise video about where I am with getting access to medical transition on the NHS 🙂

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Changing My Anti-Depressant Medication

Today I had an appointment with my GP to discuss changing my anti-depressant medication. I have been on Citalopram for 2 years and 3 months, and it has stopped being as effective as it once was. I would, of course, prefer to be coming off anti-depressants completely, but at the moment this isn’t an option. In order to switch medication, I’m going to be tapering off the Citalopram – taking 20mg for 1 week, then 10mg for 1 week, then starting on 39.5mg of Venlafaxine and building this up over a few weeks or months. It’s going to take time. Continue reading

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Oblivion

One of the things I’ve realised about myself is that I love to lose myself in oblivion. Whether that oblivion is drugs or alcohol or just a book or a TV series, it’s the feeling of being lost in something … Continue reading

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Dysphoria Blues, Depression & Christmastime

It’s that time of year again, and once again my depression keeps me from wanting to do anything at all. To top it off, my dysphoria has become so bad that I can hardly bear to be conscious in this … Continue reading

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Low Dose Testosterone Referral

After MONTHS of fighting with the Belfast Gender Identity Clinic to approve my request for low-dose testosterone, my referral has FINALLY been approved!

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No Testosterone, No Periods…

I have been incredibly frustrated lately with my lack of a referral for hormones, so I talk about this in the video. I also discuss gynaecological procedures that I’m considering undergoing in order to stop my periods – an option … Continue reading

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