Two medical doctors, a psychiatrist, my mother and grandmother, my manager, and the worker in human resources have all told me to seek therapy over the course past year. I don't really want to go because it is expensive, even with insurance, and frankly I don't trust therapists. I think they are boogeymen that are out there to reprogram people to their personal belief system. I see psychology as a pseudoscience. I don't enjoy anything anymore and I just sleep all the time. The psychiatrist just keep switching antidepressants and upping the dosage every time I see him. It keeps me stable so I can work, but I am still dead inside.
I thought /lgbt/ might have opinions on this subject. Has therapy helped you? Is it helping you? Or is it a massive waste of time and money?
Hi, L of LGBT here. I've been seeking treatment for my type II Bipolar disorder for about 8 years now, and while professional therapy was mildly helpful, (a good therapist will guide you to reaching YOUR goals, not theirs), what I found infinitely more helpful was peer support. Support groups, recovery centers, etc. Talking to people that had been through similar things to what I'd been through and hearing what worked for them and how they coped was WAY more helpful to me than talking to someone that had just read about my issues in a textbook. Not to mention building... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I had/have your run of the mill major depression. Off and on on pills though my therapist knew my goals were to stay off completely.
It helped more cause she sort of pushed me and gave me techniques on dealing with shit. Paranoia, apathy, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, etc.
I think after almost 2 years I'm better than before. I got more athletic on her advice. Run often, less standing around thinking about suicide methods of gun v jumping v poison. It helps a lot. I can feel feeling now more. Shit's neat.
Despite haven gotten quite far in physical transition, I feel like giving up. The future just looks impossible, I'll never get there, I don't have the energy for it, and I think I'm about to lose the will as well. I don't even know what I'm fighting for anymore, even if I manage to live "as a woman", it's not like there's going to be anything making it worthwhile.
>>5275368 Well, thinking about it, I still have a bit left on physical transition, but I've still arguably gotten quite far. Even in guy clothes, I'll in general be assumed to be female, but androgynous enough for people not to really get shocked/surprised if I say something else. Also slight beard shadow, which people might notice if I make them look for it.
>at work >closet mtf >"anon you should grow a beard" >"no that would look awful" >"why" >"I can't grow a beard" >"sure you can, you have stubble" >haven't shaved in a couple days >didn't think it was that noticeable Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What's your fav snack food, /mtfg/? Mine's not nachos, I just thought these looked good.
▶Informed Consent Providers: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/932389/Trans/Stepping%20Forward%20-%20Informed%20Consent%20Clinics.pdf ▶Makeup Tutorial: http://imgur.com/a/JO33K/ ▶MTF Info Dump: http://pastebin.com/36HC6ZmT ▶Trans Info Dump: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9KKqP9IHa5ZxU84a_Jf0vIoAh7e8nj_lCW27KbYBh0/edit?usp=sharing ▶Size charts: http://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=womens.pantse_conversion_chart.php ▶Transition... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Say you went up to a straight male and you asked him out, but he asked for your positives compared to a "real woman", and would be willing to date you if you could answer him honestly.
Cause I'm having trouble trying to think of ANY positives. Dating a real woman has many benefits to the man in question that you could sort of apply to an M2F as well, but here are your negatives compared to a real woman:
-Can't rear children and continue his genetic line. Being with you is a dead end. (And saying "not all men want kids" is a pussy way... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You can try the acetaminophen metabolism method. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol, which you can buy just about anywhere obviously. If you ingest about 9500 - 12500 MG of acetaminophen a day, your liver responds by triggering estrogen production. It's a lot cheaper and safer than a lot of the drugs gender therapists are giving out, and anyone can do it by themselves.
Hi, I'm a biological male and i feel about 70% male and 30% female. I'm not completely satisfied with my body (I want softer skin, less smell, more sensitive skin/nipples/penis, less (Obvious) body hair, etc.). How do I change my body to the way I want (while not creating breasts and decreasing my musles, i still want to pass as a guy)? What hormones do I need? How do I get them? (does taking (half/a quarter of) the birth control pill temporarily work?). Do I have to take them always or for a limited time? What are the side efects? Has anyone done this? Does... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>5273848 >Testosterone is really fucking powerful No it's not, stop spreading misinformation. Testosterone is weak as fuck to put it in your anthropomorphized terms and its main role is to function as a prohormone that converts itself into estrogens or DHT. It's only DHT that's powerful as you say.
>I want softer skin, less smell, more sensitive skin/nipples/penis, less (Obvious) body hair, etc (while not creating breasts and decreasing my musles, i still want to pass as a guy) it doesn't work that way, OP
you see hormones are an either/or deal: you can either be a buff chiseled manly man with rough hairy skin or a squishy delicate hug pillow with velvet smooth skin and a tiny shriveled soft sensitive dick
also you will be forever infertile which means your life will have no other purpose than being a pathetic fucktoy... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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