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News this morning (UK)

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davina61:
No they pulled the official one after 5 signatures, this was on FB . 13k now . They are saying one before was inaccurate due to trans activists .   

davina61:
26k signatures

F_P_M:
Unfortunately the equalities minister who advises and makes a lot of decisions on this kinda thing is a raging transphobe.
The tragedy there is that her policies, like so many tory policies, are going to get people killed.

I honestly am finding the news harder and harder to stomach. I'm so scared that it's only a matter of time before we're denied our medication and not to be dramatic but in all honesty, if I lose access to my HRT (which I currently have to get privately as my GP won't do shared care and the wait list for the GIC is only getting longer) I don't think i'll be able to continue to function.
The level of pain, legitimate physical PAIN and illness my natural hormones cause me is unlivable. To put it into perspective, according to the pain chart I was living with a near constant level of 6-8 pain prior to hrt from migraines, cluster headaches, chest pains, cramping and so on. Now on hrt? I'm at a 2 and that's mostly a low grade headache and my usual joint problems (I'm hypermobile so my joints are useless)

to drop from pain that left me bedridden for days on end to being able to do just about everything I could want to do is astounding.

and so the fear that transphobia may lead to me losing that is something that honestly can keep me up at night.

I know it's unlikely they can do that, to have that sort of reach, but at the same time given how anti trans the UK media and politicians ARE, it's still something that frightens me.

As it stands, already Gendercare cannot perscribe hrt without you getting blood tests and paying a second time to see the endo as well as the psychiatrist so we've gone from one £300 appointment and getting bridging hormones while you wait what can be months to see the endo to £600 and several months wait to convince a second doctor.
Which seems a huge step backwards. They got clamped down on and told to stop, I dunno why.

GPs are also under no obligation to agree to shared care and mine have cited "cost" as a reason to deny me. My only recourse is to change doctors and try again and hope THEY will do it which they might not, so then you have to change again.. and again.. and again.. and around it goes till you get lucky. Which is exhausting and just not practical. if you're already depressed or struggling with your access to this sort of care how the hell would you have the energy to keep changing doctors till you found one who'd agree to shared care?

The thing that really irritates me about this whole "oh no, we must PROTECT people from themselves, hrt and gender affirming care is daaaangerous!" handwringing is that cis women are handed out estrogen like it's fricken candy with NO information on how dangerous it can be and no monitoring at all. You just get given pills and sent away. It's only magically "suuuuper dangerous" when a trans woman wants it and testosterone is somehow magically more dangerous than literally any other drug i'm on despite the list of side effects being really short and really rare. My antidepressants and betablockers have far more common and far more potentially deadly side effects but nobody's screaming and handwringing about access to THOSE. It's hypocritical and it annoys me.
You can't claim to be "concerned" about people's health when you're not putting the same restrictions and hurdles in place for other drugs or procedures.

I mean damn, I was given Clomid about 10 years ago which is a nasty fertility drug and I wasn't monitored at all. 3 months and they didn't bother to do anything to make sure I was okay. Those come with the "lovely" potential side effect of ovarian RUPTURE ffs. Internal bleeding and ectopic pregnancy are side effects. It is NOT a drug you should be left to just "get on with it" with. And yet, the NHS were all "yeah take these, it'll be fine, see ya."
Neverminding they also really screw your mental health. Evil evil drug.

So it just really annoys me that these transphobes will insist they're "just worried about our health!" when it's clearly a load of crock. They aren't, they just don't want us having access to help because they'd prefer we went away and died in a ditch. -_-

Yes, i'm cranky.



BrightWindow:

--- Quote from: F_P_M on June 17, 2020, 05:47:13 am ---Unfortunately the equalities minister who advises and makes a lot of decisions on this kinda thing is a raging transphobe.
The tragedy there is that her policies, like so many tory policies, are going to get people killed.

I honestly am finding the news harder and harder to stomach. I'm so scared that it's only a matter of time before we're denied our medication and not to be dramatic but in all honesty, if I lose access to my HRT (which I currently have to get privately as my GP won't do shared care and the wait list for the GIC is only getting longer) I don't think i'll be able to continue to function.
The level of pain, legitimate physical PAIN and illness my natural hormones cause me is unlivable. To put it into perspective, according to the pain chart I was living with a near constant level of 6-8 pain prior to hrt from migraines, cluster headaches, chest pains, cramping and so on. Now on hrt? I'm at a 2 and that's mostly a low grade headache and my usual joint problems (I'm hypermobile so my joints are useless)

to drop from pain that left me bedridden for days on end to being able to do just about everything I could want to do is astounding.

and so the fear that transphobia may lead to me losing that is something that honestly can keep me up at night.

I know it's unlikely they can do that, to have that sort of reach, but at the same time given how anti trans the UK media and politicians ARE, it's still something that frightens me.

As it stands, already Gendercare cannot perscribe hrt without you getting blood tests and paying a second time to see the endo as well as the psychiatrist so we've gone from one £300 appointment and getting bridging hormones while you wait what can be months to see the endo to £600 and several months wait to convince a second doctor.
Which seems a huge step backwards. They got clamped down on and told to stop, I dunno why.

GPs are also under no obligation to agree to shared care and mine have cited "cost" as a reason to deny me. My only recourse is to change doctors and try again and hope THEY will do it which they might not, so then you have to change again.. and again.. and again.. and around it goes till you get lucky. Which is exhausting and just not practical. if you're already depressed or struggling with your access to this sort of care how the hell would you have the energy to keep changing doctors till you found one who'd agree to shared care?

The thing that really irritates me about this whole "oh no, we must PROTECT people from themselves, hrt and gender affirming care is daaaangerous!" handwringing is that cis women are handed out estrogen like it's fricken candy with NO information on how dangerous it can be and no monitoring at all. You just get given pills and sent away. It's only magically "suuuuper dangerous" when a trans woman wants it and testosterone is somehow magically more dangerous than literally any other drug i'm on despite the list of side effects being really short and really rare. My antidepressants and betablockers have far more common and far more potentially deadly side effects but nobody's screaming and handwringing about access to THOSE. It's hypocritical and it annoys me.
You can't claim to be "concerned" about people's health when you're not putting the same restrictions and hurdles in place for other drugs or procedures.

I mean damn, I was given Clomid about 10 years ago which is a nasty fertility drug and I wasn't monitored at all. 3 months and they didn't bother to do anything to make sure I was okay. Those come with the "lovely" potential side effect of ovarian RUPTURE ffs. Internal bleeding and ectopic pregnancy are side effects. It is NOT a drug you should be left to just "get on with it" with. And yet, the NHS were all "yeah take these, it'll be fine, see ya."
Neverminding they also really screw your mental health. Evil evil drug.

So it just really annoys me that these transphobes will insist they're "just worried about our health!" when it's clearly a load of crock. They aren't, they just don't want us having access to help because they'd prefer we went away and died in a ditch. -_-

Yes, i'm cranky.

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I feel you. I also don't think that dangerousness is a sound argument against HRT, since I don't believe that HRT is unsafe given you are supervised on a doctor. I too would be very unhappy if I were not able to have HRT (I have never had HRT before but am trying to start it). I hope everything goes well for you.

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