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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2018, 12:04:57 pm »
Same here.  No dysphoria here.  Though if I could have Star Wars Jedi like powers to change weak minds around me, well that would be something different entirely!   ;D

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2018, 12:16:59 pm »
Same here.  No dysphoria here. 
I don't think I have "real" dysphoria either, just that little bit with my still short hair and my voice, but time will take care of it.  On the other hand, my psychologist feels that I am stuffed with dysphoria up to the very top.  She feels that one of the big dysphorias of mine is the constant mourning for my body that I feel I lost when it was altered after my birth.  And she thinks my gender fluency is also part of my dysphoria, because I am afraid to give up the roll I learned so well over the years.
I don't see it as dysphoria, it is just part of my life.  But then again, how would one specify dysphoria?


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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2019, 04:35:41 pm »
It already exists, and it's called hormone replacement therapy, PERIOD.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2019, 12:51:08 am »
Yes.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2019, 10:26:18 am »
Yes, I started low dose E patches 4 weeks ago. Dysphoria gone! 

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2019, 10:31:01 am »
No, not if you mean a pill to make me cis instead of mtf.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2019, 10:56:11 am »
No, not if you mean a pill to make me cis instead of mtf.

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How about making you cis female?  With all the parts required?


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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2019, 11:33:48 am »
How about making you cis female?  With all the parts required?


I would take that one - not because of internal transphobia, but because of less hassle.

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Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that your speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.

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It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2019, 12:37:45 pm »

I would take that one - not because of internal transphobia, but because of less hassle.

Chrissy
Yes, it would safe some surgeries, but it comes with hot flashes!  You can't win them all!


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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2019, 12:40:10 pm »
Yes, it would safe some surgeries, but it comes with hot flashes!  You can't win them all!

I will find that to be acceptable.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2019, 12:43:35 pm »
I've skimmed this topic a few times. Taking the subject to mean that I'm still transgender, still a woman with a male body .. No, I would not want the pill.

Yes the stresses would be alleviated, lots or all of the depression gone .. however .. without the dysphoria I'd still be him, I'd not push myself to resolve the conflict since there isn't one.

I chose me

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019, 09:54:10 am »
How about making you cis female?  With all the parts required?
I would take that pill because my mind is female but I would have to see this demonstrated first before taking it to make sure it wasn’t a trick.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2019, 10:05:25 am »
Yes

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2019, 11:04:58 am »
I would take that pill because my mind is female but I would have to see this demonstrated first before taking it to make sure it wasn’t a trick.
I would take it first, and you could watch me!   I am so sick and tired of not knowing who I am!


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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2019, 11:15:13 am »
I would take it first, and you could watch me!   I am so sick and tired of not knowing who I am!
Ok but if you walk off burp talking about sports and doing chest bumps I’m out.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2019, 12:20:30 pm »
Ok but if you walk off burp talking about sports and doing chest bumps I’m out.
I hope not, because if I still would have boobs, it would hurt to much pounding them!


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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2019, 12:58:49 pm »
A. If the pill reconstructed my body to match my brain, that is, it granted me a fully female body, I would take it of course.

B. If the pill reconstructed my brain to match my original body, I am sure that:
1) The pill would be fully approved by the Western European cultural patriarchy and religious groups
2) There is a fair chance it would be mandatory in this country
3) It would be suicide, effectively death of personality, wiping my mind and all that I am in favor of some construct that would make others slightly less uncomfortable with me.

As it stands, I took Option A, a pill and treatment to bring my body into alignment with my brain.  Alas, not a single pill, but years of pills, several surgeries, and considerable physical conditioning  and rehab efforts were needed.  It does work, though.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2019, 04:15:26 pm »
It has taken me all my life to find out who I am and to find joy in knowing myself. To give that up seems very very wrong and painful. For some reason it brings to mind the book, "Flowers for Algernon". Not a path that I would ever want to travel.

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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2019, 09:54:52 pm »
I would.
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Re: If there were a pill available to remove dysphoria would you take it?
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2019, 01:18:31 am »
If only it included time travel... A bit late for it now. I finally like me!