intersex-related healthcare / gender
Having dysphoria VS euphoria, and gender identity as the only motivation for any enzyme, receptor, or hormone-related medication would be freakin' awesome. My insurance would be a lot more chill about it too. Feels weird knowing that my emotional & psychological health is so sensitive to changes, but my insurance is hassling me so I have to wait.
gender dysphoria, plurality / DID
on top of it, treatment in the other direction (fixing / boosting testosterone levels) is dysphoric enough to give me a whole other version of emotional & psychological issues. It's fucking weird to take estrogen because I often present butch or masculine, and self-identify as nonbinary / neurogender / systemgender. Mood swings from med changes = dysphoria hell.
gender dysphoria, microdosing, risks
[context / hormone levels] managed to confirm I was having issues from the microdosing because I was having some symptoms from the combination of low testosterone (because my baseline levels are weird anyway, but also because I was taking antiandrogens in 2019), but not enough estrogen raise my levels above "low end of the female range".
gender dysphoria, gender identity, nonbinary folks
Days like this I really envy binary-identified transgender folks with non-intersex hormone levels because opting for "the normal range" for a binary gender identity usually has very few risks for emotional or mental health.
gender euphoria, gender affirmation, DID / plurality
On the plus side, I remember a time when enough folks in my system were female-identified that having hormone levels in the female range was an affirmation and felt really comfortable. I'd like to think / hope that female-bodied with nonbinary presentation will be equally comfortable (or possibly moreso).
legal / social status VS medical & identity considerations.
having a more feminine baseline appearance without makeup will better-match my legal status anyway, so if it's also good for my health I think having a socially acceptable "butch woman" aesthetic will probably be less gatekeeping and hassle. Transphobic assholes are low on my risk of reasons to do this, but mitigating that is a plus.
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