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I Have Growth Hormone Deficiency

A Growth Hormone Deficiency anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Growth Hormone Deficiency. You're not alone. 14 People

    I have been "shy" most of my life,

    a loner until high school when I started playing sports. I have been diagnosed with social anxiety and depression. I have been treatment resistant - ECT treatments. I have been treated for about 10 years for low testosterone, but it didn't do much for the fatigue and lethargy. I...
    qpwoeiru2317 qpwoeiru2317 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    I'm 15 And I Have Growth Hormone Deficiency

    My story... Sort of a weird thing to write about. However, I guess I just feel like I should talk about it. When I was about three, my parents noticed that I was much smaller than I should be. I wasn't growing anymore. My parents took me to the doctors and they basically thought...
    darkfairy207 darkfairy207 13-15 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    I Have A Growth Hormone Deficiency!

    im 16 but i look like im 13 nobody believes me when i say that im 16.
    ilovealexescudero ilovealexescudero 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2010

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    I Do

    I have growth hormone deficiency. It's apparently not uncommon, but sometimes I feel so alone. I'm only 4'10", which is pretty short compared to other guys my age. I take growth hormone shots, but they haven't been helping much yet. My doctor says I need to give it time and...
    OliverR OliverR 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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    I'm 14 And I Just Found Out Today.

    Hey, since i now know what i have i guess i should share my story. Up until age two i was a rather large baby. But then my parents started to notice that i was not growing as fast as the rest of the other children. By 1st grade the teasing had already started. The next shortest...
    iamshortandsad iamshortandsad 18-21, M Jan 4, 2013

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    22 Going On 23, Still Look Like A 10-12 Yr Old

    I'm 22 going on 23 and I have the body of a 10-12 year old child. Including having micro-phallus. I get teased and treated like a child by people. I have a great deal of social anxiety and I am VERY depressed. My family says; "Oh shut up, stop complainig" or "lalalala" I don't...
    Farkam Farkam 26-30 May 7, 2013

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    I Had A Growth Hormone Deficiency...

    I am a 25 year old female but I look more like I am 18 or 20 years old. When I was in middle school, I found out I had a growth hormone deficiency and I had to have growth hormone injections to grow. I was always very small for my age and looked much younger than the other...
    alias0703 alias0703 22-25 2 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Hi guys, I'm back and I've got a question. Do any of you lift weights? I am looking for some input. I have been lifting lately and so far the gains have been slow. I have lost a...
    Medic8or Medic8or 22-25 1 Response Jul 30

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    My aunt has fibromyalgia and about a month ago I started getting pain that got really bad in the course of a week. It started at the bottom of my feet and slowly worked all the way...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It may seem like no big deal to many, but to me, it feels like a miracle! I started to grow, finally. I was 4'2" for a long time. But I think I may be hitting finally, FINALLY...
    puber puber 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I was born with a female body overflowing with male hormones. I was a boy inside. We were told I needed to be put on female hormones and something to remove my high testosterone...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 7

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    My sister just told me she is pregnant!!!! Although it should have been a moment where I said oh my god I am soooo happy for you the only things that came out was "you ****! I love...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When I was 16 years old I started to take hormones to help change me from been a boy to a girl. I was already in the gym doing workouts for girls (cardio you know) and was eating...
    shylilpaige shylilpaige 22-25, T 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Can you find a small, hard, benign growth on your skin? If yes, you have a wart. Warts are actually an infection in the top layer of the skin or local growths in the skin that are...
    wipeoutwartsfast wipeoutwartsfast 26-30, M Jul 29

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    I have a 7 yr old adopted daughter that I'm very concerned about. She and her twin sister were abandoned at the hospital, born 3 mos. premature, and positive for methamphetamine...
    mama27kidz mama27kidz 56-60, F Aug 5

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    I'm trying to get started on hormone pills soon..I don't know what to do or say to he doctor...I wanna change my gender???? I'm a cross dresser what do I say to be able to get put...
    Heaven21 Heaven21 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 28

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    In September of 2011 in went in for a 20 minute procedure - ended up with feces in my blood from either a dirty catheter or someone's hands in OR. Was in the hospital 2 weeks...
    spleenless52 spleenless52 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm here to meet other girls with multiple growth disorders like me. I've never met anyone who was growing as fast as I am and I could really use advice from someone who get's me...
    Tootopheavy Tootopheavy 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Let's talk about that time of the month; yes a period. My first period ever was at 13 years old , I am now 17 and have never had a regular period. It was January 16 when I got it...
    callmejade123 callmejade123 18-21, F Jul 27

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    I have grown up with this deficiency. I am used to being the weird looking guy, and coming to grips with the fact that I fight an uphill battle trying to control my weight. If I...
    bigsully0511 bigsully0511 31-35 2 Responses Jul 28

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    So here's the story we are both straight kids both male and were 11 and 12. I was 12. And we always stayed at each others houses on the weekends. And go to a camp with a swimming...
    CIashOfClans CIashOfClans 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    My little brother is in that stage of growth where he finds every word that has a cuss word within it hilarious. my mother told us to help her furnish the house except she said...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I am a therapist. I coach people, I empower them, my goal is to bring happiness to the world. OMG I swear I should not think half the things I do! I have learnt that my job is not...
    TheOverthinkingTherapist TheOverthinkingTherapist 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Stroking and rubbing the new growth on my trigger spot. I've been 37 days pull free omg. My urges are so strong
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F Aug 2

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    I feel that resentment kills relationships. I was just texting my ex GF about how I missed her humour. She is usually cordial but got weird when I told her that I find it...
    suryothai suryothai 36-40 Aug 7

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    If not a license, then potential parents should be required to take a child growth and development and psychology class. If it is not completed before the birth then the child will...
    careerstudent careerstudent 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I am making a prognosis as a patient and I want to be tested for the AACh antibodies. Thymoma is abnormal growth of the thymus and is strongly correlated with MFC in the recent...
    RiderVictori RiderVictori 31-35, T Aug 9

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    So this is going to be a TMI post. So if you care read on but be warned I'm about to share an issue I've had for about a year and four months now. I used to work at a Transport...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I was diagnosed with scoliosis about 1 year and a half ago. However , when I noticed changes in my posture that was 3 years and a half earlier. I was told that my curve ranges...
    Nayera Nayera 16-17 1 Response Aug 10

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    I am 25 & have severe endo. I had surgery a year ago where they removed it. It's only been a year & it's back. It is very deliberating! My last option is to go on a Hormone that...
    loloelisabeth loloelisabeth 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I had a hair cut about a year and a half ago and since then I've decided to let it grow out, other than trimming the ends (not even an inch, for hair growth purposes) about every...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F Aug 14

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    Took my wig off for a growth check. I feel great. I still have some work to do. Every year I get better with pulling in this area . I've accepted the fact that no matter how much...
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My husband and I were torn apart due to our career choices. We still love each other but due to very complex situations can not be together. Personal growth is very important to...
    Thrill102 Thrill102 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    When I was a young boy about 10-12 I went to a endocrinologist to check my bone growth. She checked my hight weight and then measured my penis.:( She pulled it by the head and...
    deadlabmonkey deadlabmonkey 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 8 months pregnant and there has been no pause in growth. Everyday I feel more of a struggle to get up and bend down. My belly just sits over my lap and there's no more view of...
    mamabear17 mamabear17 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    So people always ask me why they have trouble loosing weight and a hard time wanting to eat the right way. The best way to start on that rewarding journey is to get your hormones...
    CaseyHiemenz CaseyHiemenz 18-21, M Jul 23

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    Well i found out i had scoliosis when i was 17? Yeah 16 or 17. Im now 18. Its minor from what the doctors have told me and also what i have seen compared to many persons who i see...
    legzydawly legzydawly 16-17 Jul 29

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    It's been a while since I have been truly active in EP. I have used this site as a place to vent out for years and it has helped me a lot in my journey for my personal growth and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 30

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    I have had morphea since 1965 at the age of 14. Back then it was extremely rare to find a doctor who even knew what morphea was. My morphea started as a round spot on my wrist...