Height as an infliction
“I was a lot taller than all the others, I shot up like a bamboo plant pretty early, and I remember thinking I was unlucky to be so tall”.
“Afterwards I’ve had a few problems, some of which have nothing to do with the treatment, but I’ve started to wonder whether there could be a connection,”
“I gained a lot of weight and had a strong need of sweets. And when I say strong I mean very strong. It was like a kind of dependency, as with tobacco or alcohol or whatever. Fortunately I was an active swimmer at the time, or I would have become terribly fat,”
“My nipples changed colour and became nearly black. This wasn’t so fun for a girl who was often in the public showers of the swimming hall,”
“My personality changed and I started stealing and lying. These were things that I had no tendencies toward before – I had been dutiful and terribly afraid of doing anything wrong,”
said Kristin Espestøyl who, from age 11 to 14, took one pill a day, which contained about three times as much oestrogen as a common contraceptive pill.
Read Height as an infliction, sciencenordic, December 11, 2011.