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So, usually I love my tiny little city (or big ol' town), but I've hit a snag. The one MtF psychologist here just moved to the other side of the country, leaving the only TG therapists office in town grossly under staffed and booked out for the year. None of the GPs in town are willing to prescribe oestrogen, and my councelor isn't... Well, she's not a doctor. Why is this system so hard to deal with?
Sorry, I just needed to vent for a bit. Any stories about getting started on HRT?
I heard that in some cases (depends on the state/nation) ordinary psychiatrists can prescribe hormones IF you can convince them that you take them by yourself already (e.g. bought over the internet etc.) Not sure if that helps you, though...
>>107 btw, the reason for that is that they think it is healthier and less harmful to do it under supervision
Yeah, I'm thinking the only way I'll get hormones anytime soon is to get them without a prescription. I'm willing to wait, play the game, do things properly, but like I said, there's only one option for TGs around here, and it's all booked up for the long haul. I don't like messing with the rules for something so serious as this, but I can't do anything here, and I can't move.
>>108I got a letter of recommendation in two months by these means.
Huzzah! I found a local gender friendly doctor. He's even close by, and taking new patients!
I've been seeying a therapist for half a year and on the first day I said "I want an endicronologist" but she was reluctant and at the time I was still having some doubts.
I havent seen her in half a year now, time I used to see if I really wanted to go through with it, well now I just have sent her an email asking for an endicrinologist again, but she hasnt replied yet.
Also in my country there's a huge group of psychologists that doesnt help traps, only full op transsexuals, so if this one doesn't help me I'll have a pretty hard time too D:
I'dd have to go explaining myself over and over untill someone finally believes me... this sucks
When I say I want to take estrogen, the only person I can't convince I don't want a sex change is my mother. Our conversations get louder til she pretends to accept it, changes the subject, then leaves. Parents, huh?
I'm 50 now, finally started estrogen and spironolactone last year at age 49. Started really slowly with the help of a TG-friendly GP, gradually increased from 1mg E to 2mg and grew some man-boobs 8^) What's really strange is, it totally killed my passion for cross-dressing.
Move out of the sticks. Problem solved.
No need. Psychologist is writing my letter of reccomendation to my endo. Now all I need to do is tough it out til I can see him in July
>>185every cde poster