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Help me get hormones

Should I try to convince a particular doctor to prescribe me (a transsexual man) testosterone? If so, how should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 13 answers

 

Possible hormone deficiency?

I think I may have a hormone deficiency. I plan to see a doctor. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me figure out a direction to go to figure out what's wrong with me?

Paging Dr. House. Medical mystery involving girly bits and hormonal madness lurks within. Probably SFW. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I know whether I'm depressed, or if it's birth control?

I've started hormonal birth control (Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo) for the first time, and am currently on my third day. I've heard/read of the accompanying depression and mood swings. When can I expect side effects, so that I can assess myself and decide whether or not to continue with the pill? What sort of red flags should I look out for, in case I don't realize I'm being depressive, mood-swingy, or sans sex drive? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Oct 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Help us save Hormona the banshee cat.

A cat in heat is keeping up the entire household at night with her werewolf yowling. They're about ready to give her up. What can they do? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Sep 29, 2009 - 39 answers

coping with new symptoms of PMS

Seeking advice from someone who underwent a hormonal shift that suddenly had them struggling with the psychological symptoms of PMS when, in the past, a pain reliever and warm compress had been sufficient to keep their period under control. Can this shift from a purely physical to a fiercely mental experience of PMS be, in any way, reversed? [more inside]
posted by Aleatoire on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Atlanta doctor filter: help me find the right doc

Good Bioidentical doctor in Atlanta? I want to give this a try. Several relatives have had good success with using these for various solutions. I do not want to go to a doctor to "look younger." [more inside]
posted by shaarog on May 4, 2009 - 5 answers

I don't read Chinese, but I do speak Science.

I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of a bunch of organic molecules that represent positive traits, feelings, etc. More along the lines of serotonin representing happiness than ethanol or caffeine representing happiness. What are your ideas for emotions/ traits and their corresponding chemicals?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Feb 24, 2009 - 21 answers

Bitter little pill

I want to take birth control pills again. But in the past I've had lots of problems with the three different pills I've tried. I know you are not a doctor, or my doctor, and I will see my doctor. But your experiences with birth control might help me make my choice when I do see the doc. So please, tell me, have you ever taken a birth control pill WITHOUT loss of libido, mood swings, madness, weight gain and skin issues? If so, what pill did you take? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Jan 2, 2009 - 41 answers

Trying to decide if I should stay on birth-control pills or not.

Trying to decide if I should stay on birth-control pills or not. Please help. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Dec 9, 2008 - 30 answers

It's a ring thing

I think my nuvaring is improving my complexion. true? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Sep 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Any way to reduce the size of Montgomery's glands?

I've wondered forever, and now I'm finally asking: Has anyone out there had success with diminishing swollen Montgomery's glands? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Hack Hack Hyeeeuuueegh

What can I do about this empty-stomach retching? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 17, 2008 - 12 answers

How can I shorten my period naturally?

Is there a way to shorten my period that does NOT involve birth control? I have a period that lasts seven to nine days, seven if I'm lucky. At least three to four of those days are quite heavy. It's a huge pain, for reasons detailed under the cut. Would weight loss work? Diet? Increased exercise? Ancient herbal secrets? Is there anything, anything at all? Has anything caused a permanent shortening of your cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 - 37 answers

Help me find this website again.

Does anyone know where I can find a comparison chart for different kinds of hormonal birth control? [more inside]
posted by arianell on May 21, 2008 - 4 answers

No ovaries, now what?

I recently had an operation to remove my remaining ovary. I just turned 40 and am now on hormones. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Hormonapalooza

Can you suggest articles or books that are anecdotal descriptions of people taking opposite-sex sex hormones? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Jan 2, 2008 - 14 answers

i'm not hormonal, you're just stupid!

Is there a way to tell the difference between real emotions and crazy emotions caused by temporarily messed up hormones or brain chemicals or whatever? Is there even a difference? [more inside]
posted by kerfuffled on Dec 13, 2007 - 30 answers

Let's hope this doesn't jinx it.

Why would using a menstrual cup make periods shorter? To the squeamish: this question, shockingly, contains details about menstruation. [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Nov 29, 2007 - 38 answers

Is it hormones or in my head?

Am I hormonally impaired? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Nov 10, 2007 - 22 answers

Ring thing

Nuvaring and the holidays... so I'll be out of town for Thanksgiving weekend, and that is the Sunday when I am supposed to put a new Nuvaring in... [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Nov 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Is my almost-vegetarian diet making me fatter?

My boyfriend is an avowed vegetarian, almost vegan. Out of respect for him (and the desire to live healthier), I have switched to an almost completely vegetarian diet. Now I've gained weight... why? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Oct 14, 2007 - 50 answers

PMS. WTF.

What is the evolutionary relevance of PMS?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 2, 2007 - 49 answers

Fear The Pill.

Could birth control cause a phobia to rear its ugly head? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Jun 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Why doesn't my b/c love me back?

Hormonal Birth Control woes... [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Jun 8, 2007 - 36 answers

Is it possible to artificially jump-start the onset of puberty?

Question for a short story, not a creepy science experiment: is it possible to jump-start the onset of puberty through hormone injections or other means? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on May 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Birth Control hiatus-- good or bad?

Birth Control filter: Is it going to negatively affect my health if I skip taking my birth control pills for a month (during which time I will assuredly be abstinent) and then go right back on them once I'm back home where I can renew the prescription for cheap? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Mar 6, 2007 - 25 answers

What's the connection between menstrual cycle and orgasm?

Uh, Embarrassing-Sexual-Question-Filter? There seems to be some connection between being at the end of my menstrual cycle (that is, days from starting my period) and how easy it is to orgasm (that is... not at all.) Is this Science, or something I'm making up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Crankiness after sex?

I've noticed that about a day or so after a good roll in the hay, my SO and I can be a little cranky with one another. Not big fights, just a sort of removal of the rose colored glasses. My SO is not really convinced. Can you think of any reasons for this, or am I sort of insane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2006 - 22 answers

Who invented love?

What's the real origin of the concept of romantic love? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Oct 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Bye-bye baby

How long will it take for my body to return to normal after a miscarriage? How about my mind? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Oct 3, 2006 - 20 answers

Is it possible for a woman to have genital canker sores and *not* have Behcet's Disease?

Is it possible for a woman to have genital canker sores and *not* have Behcet's Disease? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2006 - 6 answers

Do hormones mess with your head?

Does anyone have any experiences with pregnancy and postpartum hormones having a negative effect on mathematical or logic skills? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Dec 16, 2005 - 19 answers

I don't have periods. Anyone else?

I don't really have periods. I have one maybe twice a year and when it comes it's very normal (slight PMS symptoms, minor cramps, lasts about 5 days). I started my period when I was 11 and I've never had regular periods, it's always been this exact pattern. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2005 - 15 answers

Birth Control Side Effects

BirthControl filter: Does anyone else experience fairly extreme side effects from hormonal birth control? I'm on Ortho-TriCyclen Lo (the low estrogen version) and have been for a year. Cons include complete loss of libido, about thirty pounds of weight gain, monthly morning-sickness type symptoms (during the first week of the cycle) and mood swings. Pros seem to be that the anxiety that hit me at thirteen and never lifted seems to be negated while on the pill. In fact, there is about a three-foot thick wall between me and any emotion whatsoever (unless I'm on the placebo). So...am I just a freak? Or has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm especially concerned with the mental side effects - the extreme distance from emotion & enjoyment.
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2004 - 39 answers

Hair-raising

I turn 30 in two weeks. About two years ago, I went from only having to shave a couple of times a week, to shaving every day (or I look like a mountain man). I've also started growing great amounts of hair on my back (ick!), where there was none before.

Is this sudden burst of hormones (I almost want to call it "second puberty") normal for guys going through middle age? I'm just much harier than I was two years ago, and nothing else has changed.
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2004 - 18 answers

Is her birth control medicine made from dehydrated horse piss?

An ex-girlfriend of mine was telling me that she recently went off of birth control for the first time in years because she found out it was made through some form dehydrating female horses and then processing thier piss. Sounds like an urban legend to me, but I can't find anything on google in either direction. Any clues?
posted by woil on Aug 27, 2004 - 22 answers

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