1. Post #721
    Riodoku's Avatar
    May 2010
    602 Posts
    Really? I thought that was only for getting surgery. Living cross gender for a full year without hormones sounds like it would be an awful experience.
    I've been doing it for two. And the amount of time it will take you to get a prescription is going to vary from specialist to specialist. There is no set amount of time.
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  2. Post #722
    Rammlied's Avatar
    May 2010
    3,930 Posts

    Shitty quality, soz :V
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  3. Post #723
    Triumph Forks's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,689 Posts
    Really? I thought that was only for getting surgery. Living cross gender for a full year without hormones sounds like it would be an awful experience.
    I'd venture to call it hellish, but yeah it's sounding pretty rough. I suppose it's a precautionary measure or something. then again I've had trouble finding anything really conclusive on it.
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  4. Post #724
    Delicious Caramel
    Zeldy's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,423 Posts
    Typically how long is the process from telling your doctor you are trans to starting hormones? I don't think i'll have any complications regarding mental or physical health and I'm at an emotionally stable time in my life. I live in BC if that helps answer my question.
    I think you have to live cross gender full time for a year or 2 before you're eligible for hormones, usually. It might vary province to province though. trying to figure out the specifics for my province actually.
    Not true. It depends on the therapist.

    I've been seeing her for about 6 months before she gave me the okay to go to a doctor to get a prescription. And honestly, I've lived as a male my whole life, except for a few times I cross dress for my own personal pleasure.
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  5. Post #725
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    Paige's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,571 Posts
    I think you have to live cross gender full time for a year or 2 before you're eligible for hormones, usually. It might vary province to province though. trying to figure out the specifics for my province actually.
    No, the "Real Life Expierence" or RLE is almost never done anymore. (atleast not in the US)

    it's all based down on a shitload of factors like where you live, all the doc's and therapist involved, etc. For me I went to a therapist once every month for 6 months and then went for blood tests and started HRT after he wrote me a letter for a doctor to confirm gender identity disorder
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  6. Post #726
    Hello Handsome
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    February 2010
    13,903 Posts
    "4CHAN.ORG"

    Does anyone have the original picture? I want to see what everyone was gawking over.
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  7. Post #727
    Rammlied's Avatar
    May 2010
    3,930 Posts
    Do you have to get a therapist/doctor for HRT? My therapist and doctor say they work together in prescribing me my anti depressants, but could they prescribe me HRT (theoretically)
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  8. Post #728
    Fuck Your Life
    Dennab
    July 2011
    2,186 Posts
    "4CHAN.ORG"

    Does anyone have the original picture? I want to see what everyone was gawking over.
    I dont have the full thing, it was a time line showing this guy in college drinking and over weight.. then he starts hormones and gets happier and in shape and attractive

    First image (there was like 6 in total :/ )
    (I think this was after 2 years on hormones)
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  9. Post #729
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    June 2011
    611 Posts
    Love you people, have a picture.
    ATM you look gender indifferent.
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  10. Post #730
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    July 2009
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    Not true. It depends on the therapist.

    I've been seeing her for about 6 months before she gave me the okay to go to a doctor to get a prescription. And honestly, I've lived as a male my whole life, except for a few times I cross dress for my own personal pleasure.
    No, the "Real Life Expierence" or RLE is almost never done anymore. (atleast not in the US)

    it's all based down on a shitload of factors like where you live, all the doc's and therapist involved, etc. For me I went to a therapist once every month for 6 months and then went for blood tests and started HRT after he wrote me a letter for a doctor to confirm gender identity disorder
    welp, that's a huge fucking load off my chest, I gotta say
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  11. Post #731
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    August 2008
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    welp, that's a huge fucking load off my chest, I gotta say
    Same, there's no fucking chance I can pass the way I am now. It would just make me feel worse trying.
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  12. Post #732
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    February 2009
    5,850 Posts

    Shitty quality, soz :V


    That's a comment on the image quality, not saying you look like a sasquatch.
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  13. Post #733
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    May 2009
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    ATM you look gender indifferent.
    sounds... not too bad:3
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  14. Post #734
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    Typically how long is the process from telling your doctor you are trans to starting hormones? I don't think i'll have any complications regarding mental or physical health and I'm at an emotionally stable time in my life. I live in BC if that helps answer my question.
    I know that here in Alberta there are two doctors experienced in this. They both live in Edmonton and you have to get a referral to visit them. It takes about 3-5 months typically in order to get an appointment to which you're then referred to an endocrinologist after an interview and you get your hormones after something else.

    I've heard that your GP can prescribe hormones. Mine told me that he's able to but won't because he doesn't know dosages or anything.
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  15. Post #735
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    April 2010
    671 Posts
    "4CHAN.ORG"

    Does anyone have the original picture? I want to see what everyone was gawking over.
    Here it is

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  16. Post #736
    Head over heels in love with Pudding~
    Dennab
    January 2012
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    No, the "Real Life Expierence" or RLE is almost never done anymore. (atleast not in the US)

    it's all based down on a shitload of factors like where you live, all the doc's and therapist involved, etc. For me I went to a therapist once every month for 6 months and then went for blood tests and started HRT after he wrote me a letter for a doctor to confirm gender identity disorder
    Real Life Experience is done here in Canada [at least in BC and Ontario in order to get coverage for GRS.]
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  17. Post #737
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    But that's /surgery/, not /hormones/. Correct?
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  18. Post #738
    Riodoku's Avatar
    May 2010
    602 Posts
    But that's /surgery/, not /hormones/. Correct?
    Yup. SRS is handled the same way in the US, as far as I'm aware. As has been said, hormones will vary. But there isn't any case where they would make you live as a woman before giving you a prescription.
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  19. Post #739
    Head over heels in love with Pudding~
    Dennab
    January 2012
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    But that's /surgery/, not /hormones/. Correct?
    Yes. Over here hormones can vary. Like I said my GP is able to prescribe them but won't because he doesn't want to be liable and has no experience with them.
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  20. Post #740
    Certified Catgirl Maid
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    January 2006
    9,510 Posts
    Here it is

    God damn.

    I already talked it over with my mom and my sister about these things, and I came to the conclusion that I didn't want HRT.

    I figured if I was going to do anything other than crossdress, it was going to be surgery to gain breasts and shape my body so it's more feminine.

    But my god, that is an amazing transition.

    I really need to get off my butt and do something with myself...
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  21. Post #741
    Head over heels in love with Pudding~
    Dennab
    January 2012
    5,547 Posts
    God damn.

    I already talked it over with my mom and my sister about these things, and I came to the conclusion that I didn't want HRT.

    I figured if I was going to do anything other than crossdress, it was going to be surgery to gain breasts and shape my body so it's more feminine.

    But my god, that is an amazing transition.

    I really need to get off my butt and do something with myself...
    wait, what?
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  22. Post #742
    Certified Catgirl Maid
    slayer20's Avatar
    January 2006
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    wait, what?
    Hm?
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  23. Post #743
    Head over heels in love with Pudding~
    Dennab
    January 2012
    5,547 Posts
    Yes I am wondering what that meant.
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  24. Post #744
    Fuck Your Life
    Dennab
    July 2011
    2,186 Posts
    Maybe bold or cut down the quote or.. somehow indicate what your asking
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  25. Post #745
    Hello Handsome
    ForgottenKane's Avatar
    February 2010
    13,903 Posts
    holy shit thats amazing
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  26. Post #746
    Murr purr and stuff!
    Nintendo-Guy's Avatar
    November 2007
    35,977 Posts
    she's hot
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  27. Post #747
    Certified Catgirl Maid
    slayer20's Avatar
    January 2006
    9,510 Posts
    Yes I am wondering what the meant.
    What?
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  28. Post #748
    Liamhailhail2.0's Avatar
    June 2011
    1,121 Posts
    I think he's asking if you accidentally the whole thing.
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  29. Post #749
    If someone calls you a whore, salute them!
    T-Sonar.0's Avatar
    July 2007
    13,804 Posts
    I made these posts in the LGBT chat thread and no one was really of any help.

    I'm wondering if a transgender person could help me.

    I'm a 19 year old male and I have been gay for the past 3 years. I've always liked girly things and I act feminine. A few months ago I discovered genderqueer and genderfluid which means I like switching between being identified as one gender over the other depending on my mood. For a while, I was comfortable with this. However, now I'm starting to develop doubts about being a male. I have strong feelings about being a female but I'm not sure. These feelings often come when my genderfluid identity wants to be female. I'm not sure its because of that or because I really am a girl. I say I'm not sure because I had these feelings before when I felt like Ashley (my female genderfluid side) and it ends up going away after a few days and I'm fine with being male for a month or more. Its just that when it does hit me it hits me very hard.

    What bugs me too is I'm afraid its too late for me. Trans people go through HRT before or right after puberty. I've already been past that and I feel that even if I did do all of that I'd still look like a man. What should I do? It's starting to get to me.

    I'm only putting it off because I'm not too sure I even understand myself yet. My mother knows I'm gay, she has for the past 3 and a half years and she even had questions sometimes if I felt like I was a female in a male's body. I told her no, because honestly I didn't. I know she'd be supportive if I tell her now, but I don't even understand. I've had this only 2-3 other times before in the span of... 4 months I think. I feel like this for maybe a few days or a week and then I'm right back to normal.

    When I feel like this, it starts to be when my genderfluid female side wants to be recognized. And then after that's gone I'm content with being a guy for most of the month or even more. During that time, I don't care whether I'm referred to as a girl or a boy.

    I'm just afraid if I go through everything to get through HRT and maybe do the SRS, I'll end up regretting it. I'm not 100% sure and I need to find out how I can be.

    Edited:

    And for some reason even though I feel like a girl right now and its eating away at me and driving me into suicidal thoughts, I'm not bothered by being identified as a male. My roommate just called me dude and referred to me as a boy during our conversation and called me by my real name and I wasn't phased by it. Shouldn't I be cringing and feeling pain if I'm referred to as the wrong gender?
    I'm still am little confused about it. I'm not sure if I'm feeling these for the wrong reason (i.e. just wanting to look cute because I think I'm ugly, just influenced by many transgender friends/internet, etc). I'm thinking about telling my mom I'm confused about my gender and I want professional help to help me determine what I want. What do you all think?
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  30. Post #750
    Riodoku's Avatar
    May 2010
    602 Posts
    I made these posts in the LGBT chat thread and no one was really of any help.






    I'm still am little confused about it. I'm not sure if I'm feeling these for the wrong reason (i.e. just wanting to look cute because I think I'm ugly, just influenced by many transgender friends/internet, etc). I'm thinking about telling my mom I'm confused about my gender and I want professional help to help me determine what I want. What do you all think?
    Go to a therapist and talk about it. They'll help you get to a definitive answer better than anyone else can.
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  31. Post #751
    Triumph Forks's Avatar
    July 2009
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    Yeah, seeing a therapist is usually a good bet. That way once you're comfortable with telling your mother, you'll have some backing just in case she finds it questionable.

    And, 19 isn't too late at all. as much as transitioning through puberty would be 'ideal', not doing so isn't the end of the world.
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  32. Post #752
    Head over heels in love with Pudding~
    Dennab
    January 2012
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    Yes I am wondering what the meant.
    I just noticed my spelling mistake :/
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  33. Post #753
    If someone calls you a whore, salute them!
    T-Sonar.0's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Yeah, seeing a therapist is usually a good bet. That way once you're comfortable with telling your mother, you'll have some backing just in case she finds it questionable.

    And, 19 isn't too late at all. as much as transitioning through puberty would be 'ideal', not doing so isn't the end of the world.
    She wouldn't find it questionable though. I know she'd help me with seeking help. She already questioned me a lot because before I told her I was gay I told her I wanted to crossdressing. She already had a suspicion that I was transgender. I know she'll be supportive if I tell her and she'd help me find a therapist and stuff.
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  34. Post #754
    Head over heels in love with Pudding~
    Dennab
    January 2012
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    She wouldn't find it questionable though. I know she'd help me with seeking help. She already questioned me a lot because before I told her I was gay I told her I wanted to crossdressing. She already had a suspicion that I was transgender. I know she'll be supportive if I tell her and she'd help me find a therapist and stuff.
    Well by all means go see a therapist to help you decide.
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  35. Post #755
    Triumph Forks's Avatar
    July 2009
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    She wouldn't find it questionable though. I know she'd help me with seeking help. She already questioned me a lot because before I told her I was gay I told her I wanted to crossdressing. She already had a suspicion that I was transgender. I know she'll be supportive if I tell her and she'd help me find a therapist and stuff.
    Well, then I guess you lucked out there

    I suppose if there's nothing stopping you, can't hurt to try it. If it turns out you don't feel that way, no harm done really. You'll probably figure it out before doing anything permanent.

    Don't feel like you have to rush anything though, just go at whatever pace you're comfortable with. as unsure as you seem to be, this is especially paramount
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  36. Post #756
    mn_chaos's Avatar
    June 2011
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    sounds... not too bad:3

    Isn't bad at all.
    Think of it this way, it means you are half way there.
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  37. Post #757
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    May 2010
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    Here it is

    Posted on another forum and on facebook. This gave me hope. :>
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  38. Post #758
    If someone calls you a whore, salute them!
    T-Sonar.0's Avatar
    July 2007
    13,804 Posts
    Well, then I guess you lucked out there

    I suppose if there's nothing stopping you, can't hurt to try it. If it turns out you don't feel that way, no harm done really. You'll probably figure it out before doing anything permanent.

    Don't feel like you have to rush anything though, just go at whatever pace you're comfortable with. as unsure as you seem to be, this is especially paramount
    I wanna take my time before deciding to start HRT, but at the same time I fall into deep depression. I've already tried doing something stupid twice this week alone. :/
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  39. Post #759
    Head over heels in love with Pudding~
    Dennab
    January 2012
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    I wanna take my time before deciding to start HRT, but at the same time I fall into deep depression. I've already tried doing something stupid twice this week alone. :/
    Well. Like we said, you could always see a therapist to make sure you feel like doing it. You don't even need to get GRS here unless you want your legal sex to be F.
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  40. Post #760
    Rammlied's Avatar
    May 2010
    3,930 Posts
    found this a while ago, it's pretty damn neat.

    Edited:

    Coming out to one of my friends;
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