After 8 months on hormone replacement therapy, I finally had a normal menstrual cycle this month. It seems like a little thing, but I spent a long time having increasingly erratic mood swings and depersonalization on occasion. I thought it was a change in my mental health, but my psyciatrist encourages me to look for a medical explanation. Turns out I have almost no testosterone in my body. Even women should have a certain level of testosterone, but I had way too little, so I was diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, likely due to changes in my brain. I'm now using birth control, not to prevent pregnancy, but to alter my hormone levels. It took a lot of doctors and a lot of medications and a lot of discouragement, but this month was the old normal cycle I remember. So yes, I'm doing the happy dance. It's a little thing, but I feel more like myself. #HormoneReplacementTherapy #hormoneimbalance #moodswingsgalore #BrainAbnormality #alzheimers #AlzheimersDisease #earlyonsetalzheimersdisease #GeneticMutation
A misspelling in my DNA, a simple error to bring on a lifetime of pain.
A conversation waiting to be had but what on earth would be said.
An apology - would that suffice? For years of heartache and strife.
Would a simple conversation do? Would I even want to talk to you?
Hi there everyone! I’m Tracy. I found this app looking for a safe place to talk and seek support privately! I struggle with chronic illness and genetic mutation disorders which have led my doctor to not be able to give me a full diagnosis, as she wants to get to the root problem before a diagnosis.
I try not to talk too much about my health issues with many people besides my fiancé who is INCREDIBLY helpful and supportive and amazing, but he can’t fully understand what the feeling of what having a chronic illness is.