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Resources for trans-adjacent folks?

I'm transgender and taking steps towards starting hormones (T) in the new year. A cisgender romantic partner is fully supportive, but nervous about the future. Hope us find resources (blogs, first-person essays, podcasts) created by and for cis partners of trans people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2015 - 8 answers

What skincare routine can help with my hormonal acne?

I recently started on Jolessa birth control and the main side effect seems to be a lot of non-cystic acne on my face. How should I fight it? [more inside]
posted by possibilityleft on Oct 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Is birth control messing with my health?

I’ve had a ton of health issues that so far have no cause. I’m wondering if birth control is contributing and what to do about it. I’m terrified of going no-birth control. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Aug 17, 2015 - 21 answers

How to deal with feeling suddenly paranoid towards loved one?

Turning into this guys wife. Married a year and a half. Been together for a total of 3 yrs. Prior to around a month ago I had no insecurity issues or paranoia towards my husband. This is the best relationship that I’ve ever been in and I feel so lucky to have met him. [more inside]
posted by puppup on Aug 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Where on earth do you get pregnant human pee?

I was looking for a good place to buy equine chorionic gonadotropic (eCG) hormone for science reasons today and stumbled across this listing for the more commonly used hCG. It's listed as being sourced from "Human Pregnancy Urine." Where on earth do biomedical companies get enough human pregnancy urine to distill a compound like this? Is there some sort of secret cottage industry of pregnant ladies selling their pee to biotech companies? Where does the pee come from?
posted by sciatrix on Jul 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Depression Triggered By Overeating? The Wrong Food?

Before we get going on this....Some will say this is psychological, but I need to say that whatever goes wrong, it's like a switch is thrown and it lasts for days. I seem to have a depression set in when I over-eat, or perhaps ingest the wrong ingredient. There is something physical going on that causes me to drastically not think the same. I start flip-flopping on things I was firm on, I have no strength mentally for socializing, and certainly none for confrontation to the point where I would get taken advantage of without fighting it. That isn't me. when it goes away, it does so fairly quickly, within a half of a day. [more inside]
posted by Shylo on Jul 21, 2015 - 30 answers

navigating the post-FWB hookup drawdown

Hooked up with a longtime friend, A. We are both somewhat recently split from LTRs, although A's exit was much more recent than mine. Pre- and during, A was super affectionate, looking ahead and waxing poetic about our as-yet-unrealized future plans. Post-, A has been unusually cool and distant. I'm really embarrassed and way too old for this. What can I do to reassess, re-calibrate, regroup, and move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2015 - 7 answers

Walk me through Loestrin FE.

My doctor put me on Loestrin FE for endometriosis symptoms and pretty terrible cystic acne. I can't tell if I hate it or not. Help me parse? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Apr 27, 2015 - 9 answers

How might my body be thwarting my libido?

I'm female, mid-twenties, and over the past 3-4 months have lost almost all interest in sex. What might be going wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2015 - 7 answers

Ow! My boobs!

I'm 36 years old and had my Mirena removed almost a year ago. Since then, my hormones appear to be losing their tiny little hormonal minds. [more inside]
posted by altopower on Mar 30, 2015 - 11 answers

Redirecting sexual energy

I have a healthy sexual appetite, but can't have sex right now. What do I do with all of this energy in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2015 - 15 answers

What next in my quest to not have babies?

If you have a mood disorder/other mental illness, and you are a person of childbearing age, what contraception do you find works best? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2015 - 20 answers

Help me understand postpartum hormones

I understand that women's hormones get wonky after giving birth - some go up, some go down - and the effects are everything from gonzo baby love to night sweats to psychosis. But is there any information on how the hormones specifically change over time, over the day or even how they might vary between women? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Nov 16, 2014 - 4 answers

Worried about low estrogen -- what might this mean?

My estrogen level is low and I'm worried. Bunch of details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2014 - 5 answers

The miasma of melasma

Several months ago I started developing melisma (darkening of the skin on my upper lip). As I am a female who does not necessarily wish to be doing a Charlie Chaplin impersonation at all times, what, if anything, can be done about this? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jul 8, 2014 - 18 answers

Optimizing hormones for weight loss?

How can you, naturally or otherwise, optimize female hormones to help regain the metabolism and hormonal profile of someone in their teens or 20s? (And is this even possible or desirable?) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 7, 2014 - 14 answers

Spontaneous Female Arousal

I'm curious to know what's going on with my body. I'm enjoying very high sex drive the last 6 months, ever since my 7th month of pregnancy. I thought it was a third trimester thing, but I wanted my husband 5 days postpartum. So what's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2014 - 6 answers

How long should I stick it out with birth control before giving up?

How long should I stick it out with the birth control pill before giving up? I've been on it for only a week and a half and already have incredibly obnoxious side effects. [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Apr 18, 2014 - 17 answers

How can I feel the way I feel before my period all the time?

Like most women, I experience some mood variations throughout my cycle. Right before my period actually starts, I feel a burst of energy which makes me feel more creative and productive. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Jan 27, 2014 - 17 answers

Tips on managing crazy weight gain on birth control (Visanne)?

If I eat 3 meals a day, I can put on 2-3 pounds a day. If I eat 2 meals and a snack, I can maintain my weight. I am so hungry it is ALL I can think about. Halp! [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Jul 21, 2013 - 23 answers

XX chromosome filter: How do I lengthen my period cycle?

How do I lengthen my very short period cycle? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on May 14, 2013 - 19 answers

Supporting my girlfriend through medical transition

My girlfriend is about to start a series of medical-related procedures as part of her gender transition (M2F). What can I, as a cis(ish) woman, do to be a good support to her? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Putting out the fires

We have incredible sexual attraction and were best friends to boot, but nothing good will come of this. How to kill it off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2013 - 24 answers

Endocrinologist in DC area to treat subclinical hypothyroidism?

After asking this question, I am looking for a new doctor within an hour or so of the DC area who is willing to treat hypothyroidism with medications that aren't T4-only, and treat based on symptoms. [more inside]
posted by picapica on Feb 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me avoid unnecessary hormones

What are my best options for hormone-free or low-hormone birth control? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Feb 11, 2013 - 18 answers

Is there a healing power in the sun?

I live in northern New York where we have short hot summers of about 2 to 3 months and long cold winters. I have a variety of health problems, including joint problems, and hormone problems including low testosterone and higher than normal estrogen (I am a male) . I have noticed that in the summertime If I sit outside for one to two hours every day to absorb the sun I feel healthier, my joints hurt less, my hormones seem better, and I have more energy. Also if I have a cut or a twisted ankle It seems to heal faster then in the winter. Assuming that it was the vitamin D from the sun that was causing this , I took vitamin D pills every day in the winter. However, I did not experience any of the benefits that I experienced with regular sunshine exposure. This leads me to believe there is something else, some sort of other healing power in the sun that either science is not aware of yet or that I am simply not aware of. Is this possible?
posted by john123357 on Feb 5, 2013 - 23 answers

Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started?

Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Jan 19, 2013 - 18 answers

My skin is revolting. Help me lead the charge against this mutiny!

My newly 30 year old skin is acting like it wants to ruin my life. And my boobs are my skin's accomplice, apparently. What is happening with my hormones? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Jan 8, 2013 - 31 answers

Crush with eyeliner

Could this all-consuming crush be due to either thyroid or peri-menopause hormones or something else besides a bolt of lightning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2012 - 8 answers

All those women are also x

Are there things we can say about women who do not do well with hormonal birth control as a group? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Nov 19, 2012 - 9 answers

BC Makes me crazy, and I'm going to have to take it anyway (PCOS). If you're crazy on some, can you be OK on others?

Just Diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)... BC makes me crazy, but am going to have to take it... eep! Anyone else crazy on some BC but not others? Tell me there's hope! [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Oct 30, 2012 - 28 answers

Mirena and acne... is it forever?

IUDs and acne. How long should I wait before seeking serious acne treatment? Will the hormone acne subside? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 17, 2012 - 16 answers

Blemishes, man.

How can I treat painful hormonal lip-line acne? [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Aug 10, 2012 - 7 answers

I also HATE using tampons, pads leak, and menstrual cups freak me out with an IUD

Oh wise Metafilter IUD users, please tell me your experiences switching from a Paragard to a Mirena. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Aug 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Hormone Help: PCOS vs Migraines

In the Red Corner, we have PCOS, a three-time champion with Special Ruptured-Cyst Attack! In the Blue Corner, we have Possibly-Hormonal Migraines, defending the title and famous as the inventor of the Icepick-To-The-Brain Technique! The winner takes home the grand prize: the right to determine whether I stay on contraceptive hormones or not. Aaaaaaand... FIGHT! [more inside]
posted by Someone Else's Story on Jul 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Turning off the hunger

How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 5, 2012 - 44 answers

I don't even remember what my periods were like in 2004, man.

What was it like for you to quit hormonal birth control after using it for a long time - let's say 5 or more years? [more inside]
posted by town of cats on May 22, 2012 - 40 answers

Pregnant; send help.

I am pregnant and on meds and terrified to not be on meds. Can you help me sort this through? I'm five weeks pregnant and on 300 mg/day of Wellbutrin XL. I promise I don't think you are my doctor or my pharmacist. I'm looking for advice from women who have Been There or those with concrete science-y knowledge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 20 answers

The ins and outs of sex with the Nuvaring

I've looked at every question here dealing with the Nuvaring, and read all the patient information, and yet still I don't know: What does it feel like during sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 - 23 answers

What would cause an extreme fluctuation in a woman's hormones?

What would cause an extreme fluctuation in a woman's hormones? [more inside]
posted by moira on Apr 13, 2012 - 16 answers

Did giving hormonal birth control another go fuck up my cycles forever?

Long shot: would taking hormonal birth control (HBC) for several weeks continue to affect my premenstrual moods for several months? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

If not insulin, that what is the magic word?

Why can't brain cells collect glucose in a concentration from the blood or how do the cells break it down? [more inside]
posted by JujuB on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Circadian sexuality circus

What might cause a 'scheduled' sexuality change/shift, regularly, in a man? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Can weaning only affect my mood?

Can weaning feel like early pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Why am I so angry?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I am so angry! I have less patience, tolerance, and empathy for everyone and everything. How do I calm down and get a grip? [more inside]
posted by fiasco on Oct 15, 2011 - 29 answers

Era Acne Vulgaris

How do I handle hormonal acne as an adult, after going off birth control? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Can I skip my periods?

Nuvaring and skipping my periods: is it OK? Do I really need to ramp it up? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Why are my gums sensitive once a month?

YANMD but about once a month a week before my period, my gums are sensitive. I have very good oral hygiene so this bothers me. Obviously it is likely to be hormonal but what can I do about it?
posted by turtlefu on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

The only thing worse than a stressed-out bride is a stressed-out, HORMONAL bride

My skin is exploding with hormonal rage... and I'm getting married in 3.5 weeks. Help? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Aug 17, 2011 - 37 answers

Aunt Flo and her husband Uncle Randy...

Why does my sex drive INCREASE when I get my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 - 32 answers

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