>Get referred to GIC
>GP tells me I'll get a letter soon
>3 months later
>I go to look up the waiting time
>Nearest GIC time is 4 YEARS
How does one survive this?
Do people like you instantly kill yourselves if you get badly burned, paralyzed, etc? I fractured several lumbar vertebrae in a car accident and live in daily pain. I can't even have sex. But I still go on.
why is your life so empty that having one part of it no go your way makes it not worth living anymore?
well, it's a combination of severe depression and having to live a life that isn't yours.
For me at least, physical pain is easier to bear than mental, and when your mental illness is so bad that you genuinely can't be happy, you just want to die.
I'm not saying physical ailments are easy, hell no, but they don't affect you mentally in a way to make you not want to carry on
Self med OP, it's unfortunately the only way to transition in the UK.
Its been five months since I saw the GP and I still haven't received my letter from the GIC. Meanwhile QHI took 8 days to ship in my hormones.
Consensus seems to be that self-medding is the way to go since the NHS is slow as hell with most things and trans treatments, barely moving. As long as you're MTF though. FTMs gotta source from black market roid dealers or some shit.
I've been prescribed antidepressants and been to counselling.
Counselling is shit.
I've had... 3 counsellors, only one was vaguely competent, but I had to move back to uni and hence couldn't keep him :c
Been on antidepressants for the better part of a year, they do fuck all.
No, south of the border. Enough so that i'm closer to scotland than other GIC clinics.
Yeah I am - 200mg spiro / 4mg estrofem a day
But I pay out of the ass for it - I only get minimum student loan that barely covers rent, so I was hoping the NHS wouldn't be so bloody slow