Transsexualism

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What is transsexualism?

Transsexualism can be defined as an incongruence between the biological sex and gender-identity of an individual.

Common symptoms reported by people with transsexualism

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with transsexualism

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Testosterone Cypionate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
transsexualism (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NuvaRing)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
transsexualism (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ferro-Sequels)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Depo-Provera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
transsexualism (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with transsexualism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with transsexualism

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Testosterone Cypionate)
Perceived effectiveness
for transsexualism (3 evaluations)
Side effects
acne feeling hot/overheating 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
transsexualism (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NuvaRing)
Perceived effectiveness
for transsexualism (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
transsexualism (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ferro-Sequels)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Depo-Provera)
Perceived effectiveness
for transsexualism (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hot and cold flashes hot flash after eating 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
transsexualism (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with transsexualism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has transsexualism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 5
40s 6
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 8
Female 10

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from transsexualism patients who have completed their condition history
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