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Hi, my name is Allisonjoanne53!

Hello, my name is Allison. I have just this moment found this site and decided to join! I am a 53 year old woman who was diagnosed at the age of 21 with Turners Syndrome, and I also have long term problems with anxiety/depression. I live in Aberdeen, Scotland. 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,489 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Allisonjoanne53
    Welcome to the community! Forgive me as I'm not familiar with Tunners Syndrome, would you might explaining what this is? Please let us know if we can do anything for you :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Allisonjoanne53Allisonjoanne53 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hello Ami2301, Thanks for your welcome! Turners Syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality that happens only in women. In my case, one of my chromosomes has got four long arms instead of two short and two long. This has affected my growth outside and inside my body. And it has also affected my fertility. I couldn’t have children due to the fact that my ovaries didn’t develop normally. I’ve basically gone through a very very early menopause. I mentioned anxiety/ depression, I’m not sure how much of this is linked to Turners. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,489 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm really sorry to hear that 🙁 Is there anything we can do to help?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Allisonjoanne53, and a warm welcome to the community- it's great to have you here!
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