Puberty was a huge issue for me; it felt wrong, but I didn’t know how to express that. Mentally, a sensation of fuzziness overshadowed everything, like my brain wasn’t running right. It got worse and worse, but I didn’t think anything would help me. For many years I honestly thought I was retarded or suffering from diminished cognitive function. It was only when I read the narrative of a trans person that I began to ask questions and began my journey to finding relief from my mental symptoms. After I started hormones, the relief mentally I found overshadowed everything else. It is very likely that I do not have a transsexual brain, but a female brain.
Being Transgender and Intersex — Ending the Stigma, Starting the Conversation.
Stacy (Sedgy) Sedgewood

The exact same thing happened to me. For a long time, I felt puberty was wrong. It felt as if I was at constant war with my own body. It was not until I went on hormone treatment that relief set in, and boy, did it ever!

Thank you Stacy for sharing your story. It feels good to quell the loneliness, at least for a while. Hopefully, your’s and similar other stories will remove some doubts for the others who do not share our plight.

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