Hormones- Two Months In

I just passed the two month mark on hormones. Changes thus far:

My moods are FAR more intense. I talked to Alicia, and when I said “you noticed this,” all she could do is nod. Pardon my language, but Cranky Bitch has come out to play recent days and she just wants to bite someone’s head off. Coworker wanted to poke the bear, and I had to keep walking, else I would have exploded.

Retaining water. Usually, four large cups of coffee and two bottles of water would have me running to the bathroom many times before work. Lately, I haven’t felt the need to “go” until later in the day. Once again, Alicia could just nod.

Wanting to eat all the food. And lately, it’s not any particular thing. I just want bread (straight out of the bag), carbs (baking spree forthcoming this weekend), asparagus (WHY?), hazelnut coffee, and breakfast all the time. It pains me that my workplace cafeteria doesn’t have breakfast available all the time. At home, I can eat all the breakfast I want. When I told Alicia this, she just laughed. The nurses at work just laughed too. The nurses also told me to fight against this urge, because it’s unhealthy at best. At best.

Knowing all this, self-care is so important. Thursday, I didn’t eat a good breakfast, I was running on fumes, and I was Supreme Cranky Bitch. Amy (OOTL board member), and Katie (OOTL intern) sent me over to the couch to take a nap. It was almost lights out. Then I noticed we had nuts… nuts were the first “real food” source of protein and fat I had that day.

Friday, I’m thankful I had my eggs with spinach and mushrooms for breakfast, plus had a decent night’s sleep. I was surprisingly pleasant on Friday at work.

Also… I had my two month blood work done. Quite confident I’ll be put on a higher dose.

By adventureswithambermarie

Just a 38 year old trans girl roaming around Holland, MI. My old life wasn't as glamorous as my webpage made it look. Transphobic comments will automatically be deleted and you will be blocked.

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