Hello from Shannon!

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    Shannon
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    Hello Everyone!  I’m new here.  I officially joined late last month, but am just now getting around to my introduction and becoming familiar with Transgender Heaven (when I get a chance).  I began taking hormones (under supervision and care of my primary care physician and also of my therapist) only recently–late last month as well.  I had some concerns about how I was feeling with the differing hormones and while my care team said it was likely my own anxiety (I am great at producing anxiety) causing what I thought were side effects, my Doctor took me off of the spironolactone for now and I am only taking a small dose of estradiol (1 mg).  The change in medication and dosage was welcome on my end.  I am nervous about this step in my life and while I thought it would be like flipping a switch once I started hormone therapy, as in, “this is so right for me”, I now wonder.  Perhaps I am more non-binary/bigender?  I know only I can answer this, but I wanted to join a group to help educate myself further.  I think the primary worry I have is how this new step in my life will affect my emotional and mental aspects and/or outlooks.  I like who I am internally, but I wish I was something else–not necessarily someone else, if that makes any sense.  So far, I am enjoying the benefits of hormone therapy, while I realize after two weeks may only be psychological:  less dysphoric mind noise, less anxiety, more feeling of rootedness and reason, possibility of reaching internal and external equilibrium.  I am completely fine with physical changes that accompany hormone therapy, but if I could get feedback on emotional and mental changes, I would greatly appreciate it!  Thank you so much for taking time to read!!!

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      Seren
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      It just so happens that I’m waiting for the chocolate beetroot brownies to cool down………………. 🍫 🍰 💕

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      Shannon
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      Thanks, Seraphina!  I am liking the new medication regime.  It is all about the balance and right now, this seems the right balance for me.  I like to start and take things slow, unless its chocolate cake.  If it’s chocolate cake, then all rules are out the window!  I look forward to future chats with you!

      Peace and Happiness,

      Shannon

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      Seren
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      Hey Shannon, welcome 👋

      I sympathise with you totally, I too struggle with that constant internal conflict, of not knowing who/what I am. I hope the new medication regime helps you find a better balance.
      Dm me anytime if you want to chat.

      Seraphina xx

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