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Hi, and thank you for coming here with your question.
I hope to be able to help you.
Can you clarify what you mean by "haven't yet started any of transition,"? Does this mean that you haven't taken any hormones or just that you haven't had any surgery?
Do you have any history in your family of medical conditions such as diabetes (childhood), thyroid problems, any other autimmune conditions?
No hormones or surgery or anything. So physically totally female as far as I know.
As for history...I don't think so. Nobody ever mentioned it. Problem is I cannot be sure because my dad's family I know very little about.
He ran away from home as a teenager and, well/
Had a lot of adventures, met my mum...But I know almost nothing about my paternal grandparents other than that my grandpa owned a fishing fleet and was kind of a jerk.
My maternal grandparents I did know and I can safely say that they are pretty sturdy, healthy people.
Grandpa died of cancer not long ago but he was an old man, so go figure. Grandma had breast cancer some time afore that but recovered well.
Neither of them had any chronic health issues beyond you know, old people stuff.
...did it blip ? Are you there?
Yes, I am here, reading all your answers.
Sudden thought that may be relevant. My brother has very severe allergies to dust, pollen and animal dander. As in 'he just has to walk near a furry thing and he starts wheezing'.
Thank. you. That was good to add, but I don't think in this particular case it will affect anything.
I'm thinking that you might be having spasms of your esophagus
Also, on a personal level, when my throat goes awful it feels like there's a HUGE big of food or something stuck there only there isn't any food, just air/
Spasms of my esophagus?
Here is some information about it
I don't get any pain in my chest
I was gonna say, I don't get any pain in my chest, just my throat! And is there anything I can do about this?
The pain always occurs in the same place, pretty much exactly where my adam's apple would be if I had one.
...and thanks for the warning about hormones, but another thing has just occured that I should of said earlier! I didn't think about it because I'm an idiot and it's for a mental thing not physical but I take Prozac and olanzapine every day because I'm obsessive compulsive/schizotypal. And I REALLY can't stop those meds! I get into a right mess when I'm off them.
I've been taking the Prozac and olanzapine for about six years now. A couple times I tried different medications (with my doctor's approval) but none of them worked so well and one had very nasty side effects. So I stick to what I know.
...But this isn't a recent thing. I mean-shit. I've been getting these spasms for years-sorry, another thing I thought I said. Sorry. The timing does make it kind of plausible that the olanzapine is doing this!
I'll do what you said and ask my GP once the holidays are over and everything is a bit less mad. Thanks for the help.
You've been great and I'm sorry for blathering on at length like this! God go with you too.