My body does not produce hormones the way a genetic female’s would, so instead I have to take estrogen supplying and testosterone blocking pills regularly to keep my body functioning normally. I’m usually pretty good at remembering to take my hormones, and about 75% of the time I even remember to pack my hormones before going out for the night. So far, I have only forgotten to medicate once.
This happened last July, about a week after my first dosage increase. I was still adjusting to my new medication schedule, and one Saturday morning I forgot to take my hormones with breakfast. I lasted about 4 – 5 hours before I started feeling really moody, for no obvious reason that I could think of. I was out ice skating, and I needed a few angry laps around the ice rink before I finally thought: “My hormones!”. When I finally reached home, I had about 6 hours to kill before taking my next pill. There was no way I could wait that long. I ended up cutting a pill in half and taking that, figuring it was be close enough. I was back to normal within an hour!
I’m in California this week for a business trip, so I need to medicate three hours earlier every day. Naturally, this is throwing off my normal routine. I was good for most of the week, but this morning I managed to leave the hotel without packing my evening hormones. I figured I had two options: 1) make a special trip back to the hotel to get my medicine or 2) subject my coworkers to moody-Anna during dinner.
Lucky for them, I picked option 2.