Posted Tuesday afternoon, April 9th, 2019

I haven't written here yet about transitioning; maybe I'll put down some of my thoughts another time, but suffice it for now to say that I started transitioning at some point in the last 12 months depending on when you count.

For reasons mostly relating to the waiting lists for NHS GICs being ludicrously long I have gone private for a dysphoria diagnosis and to start on hormones. My GP is willing to have a Shared Care arrangement which means that the private gender specialists take care of me for gender-related stuff and she does the rest; including continuing prescriptions started by the gender people.

A few days ago I got my prescription for Estradiol Valerate (girl hormones!). This was a private prescription but it turns out EV isn't very expensive anyway. I'm starting on a 2mg dose which is maybe a quarter of what I might expect to be on eventually; and they don't start you on antiandrogens until they see how your body responds to the oestogens - some people don't need them at all.

I haven't really noticed any changes yet; although I think I might occasionally have flashes of extra smell sensitivity.

Estradion Valerate Tablets

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