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The online pharmacy list:inhousepharmacy.vu has been popular in the US.eu-aibolit.com is a reliable site that ships to a lot of places. Good for EU anons. They list shipping rates for the UK, Canada, and US among others so I guess they ship there. http://eu-aibolit.com/content/15-usloviya-dostavkishesalady.co.uk reportedly ships to Canada. You need to email the site operator to order. In the EU shipping times of two weeks have been reported. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.unitedpharmacies-uk.md seems to work for the UK.There's also unitedpharmacies.md (US-centric) and unitedpharmacies.nl (Netherlands-centric)alldaychemist.com is another.http://lena.kiev.ua/ev/ has become popular for injections.Less reliable/untested/poorly tested sites:https://inhome-health.com/ seems iffy so consider them a last resort. Messed up orders have been reported. They are said to ship to Canada.http://fast-pharmacy.com/product/Evista.html has raloxifene and some other meds but is expensive.Possible source of a reasonably priced GnRH agonist: http://cherrypharmacy.com/product/buserelin-nasal-spray-analog-suprecur-suprefact-nasal-buserelin-acetate-150-mcgdose-180-doses/https://amazon4health.com/ - expensive, no bica.https://shape-shifters-eu.netlify.com has some satisfied customers.I saw www.buyonlineventolin.com mentioned in a thread but I have know idea if they're reliable or not.
I think there are less painful ways to kill yourself
Trying to ask and possibly shill if anyone wants my injectables without ethyl oleate since some anons voiced concern for Lena's.>>12676439Search up Nembutal
My doctor just told me that my E was too high (800pmol/L) because it isn't in the EU regulations range, which is something like 350 to 750 pmol/L.Her solution to this is to halve my dosage. Given my last few blood tests with various dosages, halving it now would probably put me at about 400pmol/L.Is this the part where I go on DIY injections? I thought if I could stay at 800 then going with the legit route would be safer and more reliable long term, but if I'm getting shoved down to 400 then what am I even supposed to do? Is there even an option?I've asked the doctor so many times to let me do monotherapy and that's apparently a no-go. So are injections. I'm still baffled that 800 is too high.
How do I keep patches on the entire week? At least one of them always gets a fold that lets shower water in, is there something I can put over them? Should I take some the sublingual E I still have when one or two of them come off too soon?
I've been on Finasteride for 6 months, but hrt for 2.I've got 2 weeks supply of Fina left, but I take cypro as my AA. Should I restock on Fina, or am I ok to just stop Fina when it comes to an end?
>>12676573Yes. That's WPATH ranges and it'll make you a hon. 250 pg/mL before next dose or BTFO.
>>12676632Injections it is then. Still terrified of injections and I'm very pain sensitive, but it really doesn't look like I've got any other option.At least I'm a late transitioner and I'm already a twinkhon though. Is that a bright side?Also need to get sperm samples in 3 weeks so I'm going off HRT until then, this is extremely stressful.
>>12676710HuhIf you like use 24-25 ga needles after you got over the anxiety it makes you wonder if nurses do it wrong because it is relatively painless.
threadly reminder that spiro and pills are both for hons
>>12676738I just mailed lena to try and figure out what to do. Anxiety or not, I can't keep doing things the legit way.Where can I get needles? I have no clue about needles and injections in general so I don't really know what to look for. I've been told to find a needle exchange in my city but there doesn't seem to be one. Lena site says to use insulin syringes, can those just be bought online or something? I'd assume they're one-time use... But one every 2 weeks is probably not too expensive I guess.Damn I wish healthcare was less regulated. I wish I could just go to the hospital where I get blood tests and ask the nurse "Hey teach me how to do that" and they could just say okay. I guess with fewer regulations I could also just keep doing legit transdermal and be fine too. But fuck it, this is where we are now.
How do patches work? Like what's a suitable dosage and how does showering work with them on?
>Always very skinny growing up, 28 inch waist>Get on E a few years ago>Fat starts going to belly>32 inch waist>blood test levels are greatfemale fat distribution they saidit'll go to your thighs and ass they said
>>12676574>>12676826Some info on this would be great
>>12676790Threadly reminder that you should only on shots.>>12676816Yeah me too. Are you at a shit place or not?
>>12676830females can have fat bellies I say
>>12676880Being denied proper medication by my doctor is a fairly shit place, I'd say. Unless you're asking about my country. Denmark's nice and healthcare is good in other areas (and free), but again, regulations mean it's not worth it which is kind of shit.
>>12676830How old are you?
>>12676960proper medication: the current trend of teenagers on an anonymous image board
>>12676830You're not on spiro are you? Spiro causes belly fat and fat around organs due to elevated cortisol.
>>12677020My doctor doesn't understand the difference between peak and trough levels. She also doesn't understand the difference between applying transdermal medication to the arm, and to the scrotum (despite me explaining it every time we've talked).Regardless of how unreliable the internet is, the doctor is not worthwhile.
>>12676426can anyone here vouch for united pharmacies uk?I'm desperate to get on hrt but I've heard horror stories of people somehow having their accounts emptied after using them, or at the least packages not arrivingcan anyone give me advice on what to do? or any other good sites to order to the uk?
>>12677058> doesn't understand the difference between peak and trough levelsReally scary if true. Sure it's not just a misunderstanding?> difference between applying transdermal medication to the arm, and to the scrotumSo give her the information she needs as a professional? If you can find any that is, I only find some papers about scrotal testosterone and E isn't testosterone.
>>12677085I live in the UK and use United pharmacies and have never had an issue with them
>>12676960buy online. if you can buy syringes/needles smaller than 100 pcs, do it. for needles, buy 23 ga 1"
Has anyone tried injecting alcohol into their testicles to get them removed yet? I'm having surgery soon so it'd be a bad idea for me to do it right now, but I'm curious if it's a good idea for later
>>12677145ah that's great to hear! did they make you do a wire transfer for your first payment ? how much did that end up costing you, and how long did things take to arrive?
How the FUCK do I take my sublingual pill between my cheek and teeth? I had it in for an hour until it just got everywhere in my mouth rather than be absorbed.
>>12677129>Really scary if true. Sure it's not just a misunderstanding?I really hope so, but I'm not sure. I asked her a few times about trough levels and she basically ignored the questions, and she's never told me, for example, when I should get tests. I once told her that I'd taken sublingual pills before coming to the appointment, and she said it's fine and that I should get a blood test immediately anyway. I don't think she knows. >So give her the information she needs as a professional? If you can find any that is, I only find some papers about scrotal testosterone and E isn't testosterone.I compiled a few different papers about it and showed her several meetings ago. It's true, only one of them was for E (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dteNhG9wewvNX5zj0YcXrVAuQFZdtcqWmUWVvgI5uKs/view), and the rest were for T. I discussed this with her, thinking she'd be like "Wow this is great, we should test this and see if it works because it'll save so much money" but she just said "Okay try it if you want". And she seems to have forgotten about it now. I talked with her this morning and she said "You're very sensitive to the medication so that's good", despite my levels being horrible on her recommended dosage prior to scrotal application (I was at 250pmol/L on 3mg), showing that I'm actually quite unreceptive to E. On pills, I had to take 6mg sublingual to get 600pmol/L. This is not "very sensitive to the medication".But of course, she doesn't remember or care about any of that, so she thinks that the scrotal application's success is just due to me being an estrogen sponge. Despite me reminding her literally. LITERALLY. Every time we discuss my blood tests.I get that I'm just one patient out of about 500, but this is still unacceptable to me. I'm going back on DIY.
>>12677176Any reason for saying 23G? I'm new to needles but as far as I can tell, bigger gauge = thinner needle? In my mind, thinner needle means less pain, but I guess that's not necessarily true.Based on what I can see at my pharmacy, my choices for syringes are mostly 29G with a few that don't say what they are. The 29G ones are 12.7mm, which should be fine.
How necessary is a DHT blocker when you're on an AA?I keep getting conflicting responses
>>12677305No I just paid by card I always have. Things usually take a week and a half to two weeks to arrive
>>12677535I've been asking the same question for the last few editions, and I've gotten no response.I've kept taking Fina after starting hrt, but I'm coming to an end to my Fina supply, and I'm not sure if I should restock, or if I'm fine.
>>12677520i just googled this, and generally speaking, for IM the higher gauge the better, unless the fluid you're injecting is thick, warranting a thicker needleim using 21G needles for my valerate injections, seems to work just fine
>>12677626I've panic bought some Dutasteride but now I have no idea to take it or not. Been rambling about this multiple times now but the initial hair shedding of fina/duta terrifies me and I don't want to put myself through that anxiety or have the additional strain on my body is there's no benefit to it
>>12677626if you're on cypro it shouldn't be needed as there won't be any T to convert to DHT to begin with
>>12677699Thank you, I will personally have sex with you for answering this for us Can anyone vouch for HRTs efficacy in preventing hair loss etc? I am fairly sure I am not experiencing hair loss, actually having some slight growth I think, but it is something deeply concerning for me and making me very stressed and upset
>>12677699I am on cypro.... so I think I'll just take the last of the finasteride and then when I run out, I run out. I have like 2 weeks left anyway.>>12677676I got a bit of shock hair loss when I first started finasteride, but that lasted a week for me, and the hair just grew back. Overall, I my hair has improved from the balding I did have. It's still not perfect/where I want it to be, but I understand it takes time. The area which is thinner is now a lot smaller, so I'm optimistic for more progress.
>>12677637I'll just go with the 29G then, since that's easiest to get.
>>12677733>>12677736HRT will stop and might reverse hair loss caused by male pattern baldnessthere might be other causes for hair loss though that HRT will do nothing to prevent
>>12677797I had (have) an eating disorder and seem to have some skin condition like psoriasis on my scalp so I'll bet its either of themThanks anyway, I felt so bad and you've really brightened my day
>>12677797I've already noticed it start to reverse on finasteride.I know about stress related hairloss, but as far as I know, that's far more temporary.
>>12677808>Thanks anyway, I felt so bad and you've really brightened my dayim very glad to hear that, you're welcome
>>12676826Patches will give you 1 pg/ml for each 1ug. 100ug patch should give around 100pg/ml levels.Anyone tried 1mg injection for not so high levels?
>>12677955>>12676826not 100% true, usually it does that, but for me a single 100ug patch = gives me 68pg/ml E2 levels, and the scrotal meme doesn't work for me, so I have to wear 3 at a time. make sure to always test your blood
nothing wrong with keeping 3.5 day patches on for an entire week in order to get the maximum amount of estrogen from it right?
I want to start DIY with Baci , im 23 , 6ft , and 150lbs. How would i calculate dosages?
>>12677409Even if you are 1 out of 1000 she should have notes to read before meeting you, this is just unacceptable. Is it possible changing to someone else?
>>12678216I don't think I have other options in my city. She's the specialist trans stuff doctor, separate from other doctors. My current plan is to switch to DIY injections, and try to convince my regular doctor to give me blood tests every once in a while. My previous regular doctor had no clue about trans stuff, but I told him I needed blood tests, and what to test for, and he was like uh okay and signed me up for one. Haven't met the new one yet (I moved recently), but hopefully she'll do the same.>>12678014What do you mean scrotal doesn't work for you? Are you sure you're applying them correctly? I'm just curious because scrotal has worked great for me (200->800pmol/L same dose), and I'm interested to learn what might cause it to fail.
>>12678263>What do you mean scrotal doesn't work for you? Are you sure you're applying them correctly? I'm just curious because scrotal has worked great for me (200->800pmol/L same dose), and I'm interested to learn what might cause it to fail.I don't know. I plucked the area of application, exfoliated it, cleaned it with alcohol, dried it with a clean sheet, applied the patch while the skin was stretched as much as possible and then held it down it with tegaderm, and it gave me the same levels as before, Feels bad gang. The only thing I think that could've caused it to fail was that there wasn't much space on my scrotum so I had to use the same area with only a 3.5 day break, but I was cleaning the area vigorously so it shouldn't have been a problem, right? Scrotal patches work because the area on scrotal skin is supposed to be thiner than most other skin on the body, I guess my scrotal skin could be unusually thick or something. An alternative to microneedling that I would've tried had I not moved onto injection would've been microneedling of application to increase bloodflow, some anon here said it worked amazingly for her.
Does it matter which estrogen I buy? I've been taking Estrofem but quite frankly It's expensive and I can't afford to take more than 2mg a day.
How long does it take for cypro to take effect? I started last week on Tuesday and my ejaculate is still white.
>>12677955i get 342pg/mL from 1x 100ug patchon my inner thigh not my balls
>>12678308That sucks. I don't know much about patches, but I use a transdermal spray on my scrotum and it works without any of that cleaning or stretching. I just put it on and it works. I don't think using the same area repeatedly should be a problem. I use the same spot twice a day with my stuff and it's fine. I wonder if it's the stretching that could have caused the problem. Like, maybe stretching the skin too much makes it less receptive to E... I dunno.
>>12678486>maybe stretching the skin too much makes it less receptive to E... I dunno.I don't know, the skin doesn't look scarred, and I strech the skin to get as much surface area as possible. Sigh... yeah I'm upset it didn't work for me. Ohwell, atleast I have injections now.
Can I take the prometrium gel capsule sublingually or rectally?
>spend good money investing in injections because they give so much "good" estrogen>not even sure if it's working as well as my last go with sublingualam I crazy
>>12676574>>12676826>is there something I can put over them?Tegaderm. Works like a charm>Should I take some the sublingual E I still have when one or two of them come off too soon?couldn't hurt>>12678415It should already be taking effect. Give it a few more weeks and you'll notice a difference. How high is your dose btw?>>12678991Why don't you think it's working?
i was reading an archive of the transgirl thread and saw a chilean girl crying over hormones, i dont know how to contact you little crying girl buy you can but Espiro and Primaquin at drugstores without recipe, I know because I have a recipe and never use it.i hope you read this, also if you need help w anything contact me on kik (frantrans) or leave your whatever and i talk to you
btw does anyone here have experience with taking sertraline(anti-depressant) and HRT at the same time? Does it interfere?
i have a hard time doing deep I.M. injections but they make me look and feel so much better than i do when i’m on tabs. Any other trans girls wanna share their experiences with patches, cream, subcutaneous injections? really desperate for anything
>>12679030Thanks! My dose is 25mg.
>>1267909025mg is good. During the first month i noticed my sperm becoming clear, and now after 2 and 1/2 months I almost don't shoot out anything and have difficulty maintaining an erection.
>>12679104I read on /r/transDIY that 12.5 should be enough as a maintenance dose when your T is tanked. Have you tried that?
>>12678069It might cause a skin irritation. Did for me, so now I'm back to only leaving them on for 3-4 days.
should i cut my e dose if my e is 350 pgml
>>12678115Dosage of bica should be based on circulating T level, not body mass. I forget the ratio of ng/dl blocked for each mg of bicalutamide, though. The half life is quite long, so the blockade should increase in efficacy over time, up to a point.
>>12678933Yes. But I've never observed any data to show how efficacious sublingual is vs rectal.
>>12678263Practicing doctors are not the same as clinical doctors. She's likely not particularly interested in random research articles since it's not what her job entails.She would get her info from compiled guidelines since a lot of clinical research never actually makes it into common practice.It sucks when your doctor doesn't care much about trans stuff but really most doctors just follow along generic guideline documents because most aren't interested in trans stuff they're just doing it for money.
>>12677520>>12677637>>12677791Yeah, it's not obvious, but Lena's (and my brew too) uses castor oil, which is considerably thicker in consistency. Now Lena's use ethyl oleate, where I use benzyl benzoate instead, so I don't know the actual viscosity for Lena's brew, but in my experience, I would desire just a size or two up because it takes forever to administer. Then again I use 5 mL syringes which is not optimal when you only administer 0.6 mL.Also, 23 ga (at least from the folks over /r/steroids says), is pretty safe to not fragment the vial's rubber stopper.Higher gauge will cause the oil to flow slowly, and combined with large syringe it could be a pain to administer.
Someone told me fenugreek would help me with producing milk? Is that true? It sounds like bs.
>>12679126I started on 12.5 and my cum is clear.
>>12680877There have been reports of very high fennugreek intakes causing hyperprolactinemia so it's possible. It's not healthy though and it's a cancer risk.
>>12676790thanks almost forgot
>>12678374inject lena dust my dudette
>>12679061https://moderntranshormones.com/2017/11/01/subcutaneous-injection-of-hormones/just don't inject as deep and that's literally it
>>12680877take domperidone insteadhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domperidone#Lactationlook it upshould be on IHP
>>12677370What pill? If it has a hard shell like progynova it helps to crack the shell open first to let the powder dissolve
>>12676573There is no proof that high E2 levels lead to more rapid feminization. There is however proof that when E levels are too high breast growth is stunted. A big reason why lots of tranners are itty bitty titty is because they have the "ogaa bogga more is better" mindset>>12676632Retard.250 pg\ml is the peak E level that the average cis female reaches during ovulation. It only spikes this high for 3 to 4 days.The average range people should aim for is 300 too 500 pmol/L of E2.
>>12682715>There is however proof that when E levels are too high breast growth is stunted.There's only anecdotal evidence for that.It doesn't explain why cis females that take ethinyl estradiol in BC get breast growth (35ug of EE is essentially 3.5mg oral E2). So they have massive estrogen levels and can get breast growth long past puberty ends.
>>12682715There's this doctor who has the name of Dr. Will Powers. He said to mainain 250 pg/ml at all times.I'm curious of which dose is actually the optimal dose. Too bad I'm not a clinical doctor or a researcher.
>>12682715>There is no proof that high E2 levels lead to more rapid feminization.This is not the only reason to aim for high E. All the easily obtainable AAs are bad for their own reasons, and E monotherapy lets you not need them. I'm also 2 years into HRT on hon levels so it's not like I'm interested in "rapid feminization".>>12682894I'm pretty sure you can find a doctor that'll confirm any "fact" at this point. I can easily find doctors that say 100pg/mL is perfectly acceptable, and I'm sure there are some who advise above 300pg/mL for monotherapy reasons. Medical science is hard. Different people require different things. It's too early in the field of tranny science to say for sure about any of this stuff.Scrotal E looks very effective but maybe it causes cancer. We can't know until people try it for decades with observation. Maybe high E causes breast cancer or some other problems. Maybe it doesn't. We're all just trying our best to figure out what works, at this point it's mostly tiny sample sizes or anecdotes.
>>12682715>:The research I've seen seems to indicate that the reason breasts so seldom fill out completely is that they cycle isn't actually mimicked; its a dual wave of progesterone and estradiol out of phase, and mimicking that cycle would bring superior results.
why is injecting in belly fat meant to be better than in the deltoid?
>>12683066Links? Most breast growth occurs during puberty, before estrogen/progesterone levels start cycling. I'm pretty sure inadequate breast development is mainly due to people transitioning after puberty, which means the size of an AMAB's skeleton will be larger (causing the breast tissue to be more spread out), and levels of HGH/IGF-1 will be substantially lower.
>>12683071it's easier to do by yourself and less chance of hitting nerves/blood vessels/connective tissue/etc
>>12676557>without ethyl oleate since some anons voiced concern for Lena's.What's wrong with Lena's? Went through the last few threads and didn't find anyone mentioning it besides you
>You want the lowest dose of E that works (i.e. puts u at a healthy spot in the cis female range), cause that allows more time for potential bone growth, and better breast growth. Also lowers health risks.What did they mean more time?
>>12684442Think it has to do with the redditor who supposedly found dust particles in a vial, although that redditor later realized they were wrong
>>12684554I'm sure some linked a paper but TL;DR EO is bad but IDK for what reason.Not that I care though.But from hearsay it allows for more actige ingredients to be disolved in the same amount of oil.
if breast growth is 'stunted' does this mean it happens slower or just will never happen after? from what ive read in this thread my e is too high so im gonna cut down to a 50 ug patch..since i only have 100 ug patches atm would i be able to cut the patches in half? or is this dumb for some reason?thx x
>>12684665idk my e levels were really high at frst but when I reduced by just 50 my levels went too high and my breast growth has been complete garbage ever since desuI hope lena's magic injections will save me still
>>12684868wait... you levels were too high, you reduced and they went to high?so now you want injections which give you mostly high levels?im so confused
>>12684876OH sorry. I fucked up.They went too low after I reduced the dosage. Like literally from 1700 on 200ug to 170 on 150ug. I upped back to 200 again but no idea what levels are now since am between blood tests. But my boobs arent doing anything at all.I want injections both for better levels and because sometimes people report getting better results on injections even with same levels.
im also confused because I keep reading lower levels are better but injections definitely give you days of high estrogen, but they're supposed to be better
Is 0.44ml EEn every 2 weeks safe? The peak level with that dosage sounds like it would be very very high. Would smaller doses every week or 10 days be safer?
Somebody tell me where to buy 50mg cypro tabs so i can leave this website forever. Thanks.
how do am I supposed to dose my estradiol using gel? if one application gives me 1.5mg and i want ~6 in a day, should i apply 2 on each arm bidaily?
>>12685678inhousepharmacy. been ordering it for almost a year no problems.
>>12678428which patch do you use?
>>12686001dermestril from shesalady
Thinking on giving patches a goIs 100mg a good dosage? And how does showering etc work with them?
>>12686366>Is 100mg a good dosage?Some get by with 100mcg, most need 200mcg, I needed 300mcg, it depends on your skin. >And how does showering etc work with them?Look up Opsite Flexifit or Tegaderm, they super thin adhesive adhesive "stickers" that hold them to your skin.
Decided to detransition and quitting HRT today after 2 and 1/2 months. Fingers crossed my penis starts working properly again, and semen returns.
>>12676424I'm trying to get myself hiperkalemia, any tips?
Hello, does anyone know whether crushing E for sublingual decreases its efficacy? Medical websites keep telling me crushing pills can alter the way they work, but none of them explain why. I've been taking estrofem 6mg sublingually for a while and getting good results, but each pill takes 30-40mins to fully dissolve, which I can't see myself doing for the rest of my life. I live in the UK so no injectable estrogen here AFAIK.Thank you for any help or links to info! <3
>>12686642What all changed in you from the 2.5 months of hormones?
>>12688251Here's why. sometimes a pill is coated to alter the way they release into the bloodstream. by crushing them, you destroy the pill and whatever release mechanism in place, and instead you will get a short spike instead. (also crushing them=bigger surface area Efficiency wise it doesn't really mattery, but it changes the release pattern
>>12688251multiple layers of pill + longer duration of absorption.if you crush it,you get all of the pill at once, which gives a different affect than intended
>>12688251I chew my pills and I've had way better results than trying to dissolve it fully intact.Coatings are designed to alter intestinal absorption so it shouldn't be a big deal. As far as estrogen goes it does not degrade in stomach acids so the coating really doesn't matter anyway.
What is the appropriate dose of cypro for someone who was on spiro for 2.5 years
>>12686383I need 400 mcg because I'm a skinhon.
>>12686383Are there any patches available in 200mcg? Because if I'm having to use two patches at once it will get very expensive
>>12684900ancient entrenched big pharma propaganda vs overwhelming anecdotal evidence>>12685486yes it's safe>>1268895425mg is standard to start with. if your E is high enough you can reduce the dose or drop cypro completely
>>12688257You mean physically? I think I developed tiny little boobs but they're hardly visible and will probably go away if I loose weight. Other than that I got more emotional and less aggressive.
>>12688954why? do you want to be suicidally depressed 10 times more?
>>12688251>no injectable estrogen herejust buy it from lena, it's worth it
>>12690775fuck off lena
>>12690792reminder that the person claiming to have particulates in their vials admited that they were mistaken https://www.reddit.com/r/TransDIY/comments/bxhu6l/update_on_dust_in_injectable_vial_i_was_wrong/
>>12690818probably paid by lena to say so.
>>12690792her prices are very competitive tbhoni paid 80 USD for 10 vials of 10mg/ml containing 1ml of estradiol valerate OTC in thailand10 vials is 50-70 days worth of EVmeanwhile lena's juice will last you at least 6 months for cheapersafe to say i got scammed and should have just bought lena's juice instead of risking all my vials taking them through customs (i bought a total of 50 vials)
>>12690818Reminder you should be using filter needles to draw from anyway to avoid any potential risk, then swap to the finer injection needle.
Normally after injecting in my stomach i get a lump under the skin that goes away after like 2 or 3 days but on my last injection its still there after a week, did i fuck up the last injection or something?
>>12676424heya, I'm sorta new to all of this stuff sorry :( Can someone tell me about the different types of pills pls? I know about regular estrogen promoting stuffs, and anti-androgens are meant to reduce masculine traits such as hair and redistribute fat without promoting female traits right? Are there any others? Thank u for any answers <3
>>12693908are you actually this retarded? you have two sex hormones in your body, estrogen and testosterone, you can probably guess what they each do. estrogen pills just gives you estrogen since you dont have ovaries to produce it while aas limit your testosterone
>got bottom surgery last year>still feel a sense of discomfort and like there's something wrong>only just clicked on that this might be true dysphoria unlike what I was experiencing before>starting to miss my penis and constantly worry about how my frozen sperm might not work when I decide to have a child>can't stop having nightmares about how I'll never be able to go back>can't stop worrying about better surgeries and alternatives being released in the future whilst I'll be stuck feeling dysphoria over a closing up wound>grandfather gave up his cancer treatment so I could have this and now he's dead and my only living parent won't talk to me anymore after I brought this up to themI can't take it anymore...
Are there any benefits to cycling progesterone? Seems counterproductive to just stop taking it sometimes.
>>12694027I think you posted on the wrong thread lad
This is probably a dumb question, I'm kinda new, but is cypro supposed to be taken sublingually or by swallowing? which is better?
>>12694794Swallowing. Sublingual is only a thing with E pills.
Can someone explain anti-androgens please? I've been told they redistribute fat, but I assume that's wrong information and that they were actually talking about E.
>>12677217Do not do that
>>12694794It's a suppository
>>12697209AA block testosterone and depending on the AA, prevents testosterone production. Testosterone masculinizes you and prevents estrogen from working properly, so AAs stop you from masculinzing and allows the E to work E does everyhing, from making your skin softer, to giving your boobs to causing fat redistrubtion In some cases just taking an AA is enough to cause some of these changes, but usally much less potent and slower than if you take an E as well.
Hey you alllike ok I get it can anyone pleasee explain me what's the difference between cypro 12.5 and 25 mg. thanks! :) (i got a shitty gnrh analogue and it's still affecting me 2 months later deespite 12.5 mg cypro should i up this shit???)
>>12697703ooo, thanks for the info. Apparently one of the AAs stands out at fat redist and skin smoothing. Do you know which one? :)
>>12697723There's no shitty grnh analogues. They are all the gold standard for AA, if it comes in injections, even more effective than cypro.>>12697857cypro I guess?
>>12697857I heard someone say that sprio gives you clear skin, no idea why though, as far as I know all AAs reduce testosterone would therefore make faces less oily and therefore more clear. It certainly doesn't help with fat redistribution either given that it promotes fat to build up on the belly
>>12698024Tvym hunni, I'll look into cypro :)))
>>12698024>There's no shitty grnh analoguesyou think so? check out buserelin russian nasal spray. you're lucky if you haven't died.
>>12698063>if it comes in injectionstry again.
How bad is it to stop HRT for 3-4 weeks?I didn't have a chance to save sperm pre-HRT, and now I have a chance to do it for free (start of next month). I stopped HRT last week to try and have a chance at maybe producing sperm by then. It's hopeful, I know.Already feeling the T really hard. I'm all greasy and covered in acne, it's gross. I'm 2 years HRT, could a month at this point have permanent consequences?
>>12698156>There's no shitty grnh analogues>Gold standard injectionssukk my pickle
>>12698214I don't know what you're talking about, but this made me giggle :^)
>>12698063Buserelin is used in Canada as well and it works fine.
>>12698256where is it produced? Russian ones prove to be awful, at least 1 of 2. People struggle with this shit after months of discontinuing and it brings T down in exceptions only.
how do i kill my libido? i don't get boners randomly but i do when im horny and thats pretty much all the time.. i only take e atm and have female range t
>>12698274Once you stop doing lewd things to yourself for a while, ~2-3 weeks, libido tends to plummet. Anecdotal evidence, but hope it helps anyways <3
To any femanon here: I'm interested in trying patches instead of pills. Is Climara good quality? Estradot looks like crap desu, not sure about the others.
>>12698512w-what's wrong with estradot?
>>12698214call me when they have good enough lupron sprayor probably lupron depot goes down in priceor you know, get on the monotherapy meme.
Attempt 1: stuck a veinAttempt 2: found a muscle but forgot to z trackAttempt 3: successWhy am I retarded
>>12698209Anon two years is a lot, it may already be too late. Do you ever see an Endo or therapist?
>>12698512there is nothing wrong with estradot, i used them for a year with a solid 250pg/ml level of E
>>12694027>>grandfather gave up his cancer treatment so I could have this and now he's dead and my only living parent won't talk to me anymore after I brought this up to themjesus christ
Will my alcohol hobby(not problem or addiction) affect hrt?
>>12698268It's suprefact, it's made in canada by sanofi-avertis.
>>12698839I have an endo but she's worthless so I'm thinking I'll stop seeing her. She said there's a chance I'll make some sperm if I stop HRT for a few weeks, but of course, 2 years is a lot and I'm not expecting anything.
>>12676424A few questions about hrt without breast growth: is raloxifene actually E or does it just act like it and if it isn't really E, will it stave off the negative effects of bica monotherapy that are usually remedied with real E?Could I use a small dosage of topical E along with ralox + bica and still avoid breast growth?If I used a small amount of E would I still risk getting mpb and what type of drug is Finnasteride?Might it be better to apply a small dose of topical T to my breasts and a larger amount of E to my scrotum along with an AA in order to get feminine features without breast growth?
>>12690886what would even happen if you inject sterilized dust into your body?
>>12693780that just means you injected more shallowly or you ate more calories or drank some alcohol that week so your body is metabolizing the bump more slowly
>>12698268you ordered the russian buserelin from the link in the first reply?
What's this argument about high estrogen vs low estrogen being better?
>>12698274anti-depressants is the real answer
>>12699675250 is good for stable levels, patches don't spike like injections if you apply new ones on schedule
>>12698825Attempt 1: Fainted ten seconds after taking needle out, forgot to z-trackAttempt 2: Finally found muscle after drawing blood into the syringe a bunch of timesAttempt 3: Squeezed too hard on the ampoule while trying to open it and a mixture of glass and oil went into my hand
>>12700353just experiment and find the levels that work best for you
>>12701234I don't have the money to experiment.
Is 25mg cypro too little? I guess I'm just kinda weird about it but I feel like nothing's happening. Should I do 50 for now or stick to 25?
>>12700353In theory high levels could induce receptors down-regulations. Low levels not enough activation.
>>12701591So... what does that actually mean in practicing treatment?
Just started taking cypro and estrofem yesterday any advice? Also boymode advice on what to wear so mom doesn't kick me out?
>>12702064>Feel your body.
>>12676424anyone from israel here?
>>12676830Change your diet and don't pick low carb
it says on the lena website to have inbuilt needles, do i actually need to have an inbuilt needle? i don't see why i would but i wanna check
>>12703619It's to minimize trapped medicine in the syringe that will be discarded/wasted. They are cheap anyway.
>>12701463stick to 25>>12702107baggy hoodies
Im sick of my boobs hurting, its been years. Is there anything i can do to speed up the process or just stop them hurting? Ive read people saying to massage them but i feel like thats just 4chan trying to make me play with my tits...
>>12700196Your body would try to get rid of it
>>12702064That spikes are better than constant levels for receptor stimulation
>>12704770I hear this everywhere but is there proof of this?
>>12704770I guess I get paranoid when I hear stuff like someone was on injections for years and almost nothing changed, and then some people are like "but low levels are useful">>12704750Breast massages don't mean sit there masturbating. The one I followed hits the lymph nodes in the upper body and barely rubs the breast.
is 350pgml too high if im on patches??
>>12706084dont say ur underage.u cant be forced to take t.
Just got 2.5 mg of medroxyprogesterone because bioidentical is too expensive. What to do? I've been reading up on it. Anybody have a good regimen?
is having basically constant levels from patches a bad thing or is that just a mememy 3 month is on wednesday and i'm wondering if i should get my 100mcg patch doubled or switch to EC injections (i don't really like needles)
my diy meds just arrived climara patch and cypro, i was planing todo 25mg cypro but i'm hearing 12.5mg is just as effective what dosage cypro should i take? sitting here nervous and happy about to take first dose.
>>12710800Do 25 and lower the dose after T level is nuked. Doing 12.5 early might impose some drawbacks to how fast the feminisation effects are.
>>12710821I was also thinking along these lines ty, i'm going to tell my doctor i've started self medding next visit in 2 weeks and ask for bloodtests, i'm diagnosed but they want me to crossdress in public for a year before helping, not happening.
>>12698512Estradot is the exact same as vivelle dot in the US. Except with a prescription it is 300% the price.
Is 3 months too soon to expect visual changes? I can't take this anymore.
>>12712224Of course it is. You need years to have something really noticeable (muscle distribution, less body hair, etc) aside from breast growth. HRT is not a magic. Your skin may become softer at 3 months mark though.
>>12712295uhhhh i had changes at 1 monthyoungshit though
Syringe question.I'm a bit underweight and my arms are twigs. I want to inject into the deltoid. My muscles are tiny and I'm afraid I might miss the muscle by either not going deep enough, or going straight through it. I'm planning to get 12.7mm needle length syringes.So my questions are, how do I know if I'm hitting the muscle properly? And can happen if I miss and inject either too shallow or too deep?
>>12712376No telling. If you're not used to stab yourself, you can't appreciate the difference of resistance then the needle starts piercing the muscle.Advice: get 1" 23g needles, inject properly.
i'm sort of panicking here. i'me a little over a year into full HRT and my breasts are making me extremely dysphoric. i "detransitioned" and realized i wasn't trans but continued taking hormones for the positive effects they had on me mentally and physically but not having a flat chest is driving me insane. would raloxifene work to reduce what tissue i already have or do i have to get surgery and ugly scars?
WDYT on Lupron Depot vs cypro?Also for a babytrans should I get spiro progy or Phenokinon F every 4 days?>>12712729YMMV. just prepare money for mastectomy
>>12712729get surgery soon you damn fool, at least keyhole will only leave tiny scars.
>>12712745>>12712759holy heck ralox is expensive. i guess i'll have to do surgery...
can 50mg bica made muscle distribution, soft skin and other feminisation effects if taken solo?
>>12712403what is the difference like?
how often should one do deep microneedling (1.75mm)? once a week? once every 2 weeks?
>>12713140The deeper you go the less frequent you should do it. For 1.75mm you should only be doing it every 3 weeks at most.Peak cell regrowth will occur some time between 2 to 3 weeks so doing it too often will interrupt that process and cause inflammation.
>>12713140>>12713159whoops i'm silly, i meant 1.5mm. would 2-3 weeks still be a good frequency?
>>12713159Do you have any reason for believing this? Many have needled 1.5mm once a week with good results.
Is 50mg of Spiro and 60 mg of Ralista enough to make me cuter while not growing any boobs? The last time i took spiro only and in a higher dosage,ended up growing boobs in like 3 weeks
>>12713276Yeah I know a lot do it every week but I'm honestly not sure why that study did it so frequently.Every single other study on microneedling does it far less frequently to avoid scarring and inflammation. There's no benefit to doing it more frequently, only higher health riskshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5556180/I've been way too scared to do it weekly. When I microneedle scars on other body parts the redness takes 3-4 weeks to disappear so I highly doubt a week is enough time for proper healing even if the redness disappears.
>>12713336Needling for improving skin and removing scars should use slightly different mechanisms than doing it for hair growth? Minor scar tissue wouldn't be a problem as long as new follicles are created/reawakened.I do it every two weeks myself with topical iodine to avoid inflammation.
>>12713420There was no actual reason presented in that study why every week was used. They just did it with no explanation.I'd rather follow studies that actually provided explanations as to why they chose the interval they did. I can't imagine inflammation and scarring is good for hair growth. I do it every 3 weeks but I also use salicylic acid in between microneedlings.
>>12676424Are patches as good as sublingual?
>>12713454They're better, but significantly more expensive.
How can I take HRT on a plane? I wanna take more than just a 1 month supply and there's no prescription for it.
>>127139513 months is the max iirc but u can easily take like 6 months it's not like anyone is gonna be fucked to check
>>12712999Feels like slightly increased resistance and the needle rasping through your muscle.
>>12715223Should I put it in a generic CVS bottle? Don't think TSA would care then.
>>12716001idk america sorry
>nipples feel kind of damp sometimes >squeeze them and almost a pinprick of what could be milk (idk it's kind of clearish maybe a bit cloudy) comes out >been on 25mg cypro for months ummmm what is this
>>12717166also >haven't blood tested since first two months (months 1 and 2 i was on 50mg cypro), blood tested after those at 25ng/dl prolactin>after that switched to 25mg cypro a dayis there a chance of it building up or something ? I'd think if anything I would go down on prolactin since I'm on a smaller dose
How can I tell if my hairline is growing back or jus to receding faster?
>>12717275By 3 months into treatment you should see babyhairs (small white/translucent hairs aka 'vellus' hairs) growing on the hairline. Sometimes it happens sooner but 3 months is a good average to start to see the beginning of results. Sheds are very common and are actually a good sign for regrowth, so whatever you're experiencing may not be receding but a pre-regrowth shed. If you are actually still receding after being on HRT for a while with decent levels, either A) you have really shitty genetics or B) it's not androgenic alopecia and HRT wouldn't help you anyway.
Will e alone be able to suppress t? Gel btw.
>>12717850Monotherapy doesn't work that way. You have to take AA adequately before going mono.
What other methods of E delivery can I use other than injections for monotherapy?
Hey guys! Hair loss question:I’m 28 and have been on HRT for almost exactly one year. I started out with really bad hair loss (like Norwood 4), but Ive been doing as much as possible to try to make it grow back (I’m on finasteride, 2x weekly dutasteride, minoxidil, ketoconazole, microneedling, biotin, progesterone, estradiol valerate injections, and my T levels have consistently measured 20-30ng/dL from the very start). Over the past year, I’ve recovered to roughly a Norwood 2.However, over the past few weeks I suddenly had a huge amount of shedding, with hair clogging my shower drain basically every time I take a shower for the past week or two. I’ve also, inexplicably, noticed the area on the back of my head that formerly contained a small bald patch has suddenly thinned out a lot again. Is this just a shedding phase from minoxidil or something? It kind of freaks me out desu. Luckily I dont pass anyway and I boymode, but it obviously still causes me a shitton of distress. I could have sworn that the area was thicker before, and i’m worried that it’ll just stay thin again now or something, or that itll just continue to get worse for no apparent reason. Is something like this likely to be a temporary shed, or am I in trouble? ;__;
i got switched from spiro 100mg to bica 50mg, is this bad?
Is it even possible to avoid a bit of wetness sitting at the top of your vial after a whole bunch of uses?
>doing my dozenth IM injection>sudden increase in pain over before once the needle is most of the way inuhhhh did I fuck up?
Those who have been on mtf HRT for 2+ years, did you see more change in the first or second year? I’m coming up on 1 year, and I was just curious if changes are going to speed up or slow down from here.
>>12720425If you've googled the topic you've probably seen my story on hairlosstalk (from NW5 to NW1.5) and I will say that as long as you haven't changed anything in your regimen or been slacking too much, a big shed like that is almost always a good sign... I had many sheds over the period I was recovering and the only times it resulted in sustained loss was when I would drop treatments under the assumption they weren't helping when they actually were. If you can afford it I would highly recommend dropping finasteride and just taking dut 0.5mg every day. This ensures that if you have any T left over from HRT and it converts to DHT, that the DHT is taken care of. What a lot of people here/in general don't take into account is androgen sensitivity... a cis girl with 50ng/dL T could potentially suffer from more aggressive androgenic alopecia than a cis male with 400ng/dL T simply due to the androgen sensitivity of that individual's hair follicle. Going the nuclear option ensures the highest chance of regrowth.
>>12722032keep in mind that timeline isn't complete, it doesn't show where i ended up nor does it show where i started... it looks like too good to be true because it is, no one gets those results in a month (improvement from June to July is crazy) from baseline. I had originally started treating the hairloss in Dec 2014 with minox/fin and then started HRT in Feb 2015, dropped minox in March-April under the assumption it wasn't helping and got a rude awakening in May-June when all the minox hair fell out. It only looks like I got such good results so quickly because that was it recovering from that shed.
>>12722032the picture is reversed.it actually shows the timeline of a boy losing his hair.You can see his skull grow.
>>12722062this is basically where hair results peaked. i've had a bumpy ride for a couple years since those pics so it has thinned out a bit but i've kept most of it despite being unable to take HRT consistently for about 1.5 years and becoming too depressed to do my minoxidil etc every day (prob more like every other day, sometimes only 2-3 times a week). it's coming back now that i've been back on hormones for like a bit less than 2 months and consistent in my treatments again.
Is the tiredness you feel on cypro just cause of the low T or is it a side effect?
>>12699127Sounds like a based grandpa :(
>>12715986I was going to order Ukrainian meme juice but reading this post alone was enough to make me feel dizzy thinking about doing that.Isn't there any other way to get injection-tier results without stabbing myself?
>>12723142Eh it's not that bad, go for it I guess.
>>12722118What was your AA? Did you ever get PSA tested to see how well your AR was suppressed or only T/Free T/DHT tests?
>>12722964cypro is a sedative.
>>12723264So would that make it a good alternative to dutasteride if I have an anxiety disorder which the dut aggravates?
>>12723264>>12723269*For treating hair lossThat is my primary objective; I plan to boymode but I'm willing to accept boobs and sexual side effects to restore my hair line.
Just a quick question, I am on Cypro, but is it OK for me to drink one or two beer per month? What is acceptable levels?
>>12723339ymmv. i'm 1 year hrt and i binge drink on the regular (3-6 nights a week). so far my blood tests haven't shown anything wrong and i have no symptoms of liver damage.
>get physical today for the first time in about a deade>height reads 5'7">the last time I got my height tested, I was 5'10"Am I getting gaslighted or something? I thought shrinking after hormones was just a hon meme
>>12723961I heard HRT can make your spine slightly more curved, which results in a shorter height, but I don't think there are any studies on it.
>>12723259I never got PSA tested no. Just normal E/T/DHT tests.
>>12721011More changed in the second year definitely! You have to constantly be worked on yourself though
Who here takes provera?
>>12720613Sounds like you may have hit a nerve?
>>12717986Why not? From what I’ve read intramuscular injections of a sufficient dose work. I’ve been doing monotherapy for 2.5 weeks and morning/random erections are pretty much gone already
>>12705809if you transition late and/or have bad genes you can't expect much to happen anyway so even injections aren't going to do shit
>>12705808if it was true sublingual would provide the best results, because it is the method that spikes levels the most and still has a relatively low trough
>>12712954if you're underage and going through puberty yea
>>12717237go E2 monotherapy
whats the difference between applying the patch to below the waistline and the arm? contraceptive patches can be worn on the arm but not patches with just the hormones. why is that?
>>12720360any method with a sufficient dose, although high doses of oral E will impair GH/IGF-1 production and thus may lead to worse/slow breast development >>12720464no>>12720552happens to me most of the time. wipe it away with an alcohol wipe>>12724701E2 monotherapy works from the start don't worry
>>12725169Can I really do E monotherapy with subq injections? I'm getting tested in a couple days but I'm really scared my prolactin is going to be high and I have a tumor or something, maybe a smaller dose of cypro? I don't want to masculinize at all so I'm nervous of trying mono.The lactation keeps happening
how do i get rid of or deal with brain fog i thought it would go away when i started hrt but if anything it's worse???i did have iron deficiency anemia a couple of weeks ago but i think i don't anymore
I switched to these sryinges with a thorn. Trying to take 7mg, Using 40 mg/ml of Estradiol Valerate I take 0.2ml every 5 days.50 mg of bicalutamide every day.Blood results are in: 6 hours after trough>E2 410 pg/ml>Testosterone 34 ng/dlDoctor office calls and tells me I need to cut my E2 in half and lower my dosage to 5mg.Now my Testosterone was abnormally high before HRT, wouldn't these numbers be GOOD since my testosterone is suppressed??
>>12676424Is having 798.0 mIU/l prolactin while on cypro bad?
>>12726201Hes recommending that because if your E at its lowest point is 410, it must be absolutely massive at its peak
>>12726201too high for a trough, probably 250 pg/ml
>>12726234Which is also 37.506 ng/mL for easeFrom what I'm reading online it says it's slightly above normal levels but I had the blood tests taken about 12 hours after taking my last dose of cypro instead of 24 and I'm thinking it may not be that bad. Any help?
>>12726246wouldn't my testosterone shoot up?
>>12717334A) and B) both aren't scientifically[TM] proven. Hairloss is complex.
If I struck a nerve from my last injection does that mean if have to do the injection again or something? Idk if I even truly did, it just hurt a bit in the injection and ached a lot all over right after it, but now just feels a bit awkward
Lena describrs standard detachable needles as having “dead space” that wastes .092ml or solution. If doing the standard .18ml EV dosage she recommends, are we supposed to compensate by adding an additional .092ml?
>>12726276No because a lot of time spent is more than 250 pg/mL
>>12726472I don't understand what you are saying.
>>12726497The majority of your level will be superhigh anyways since your trough is already pretty high.
Hello, does anyone know if it's ok to mix estrofem with progynova? E.g. 4mg estrofem & 2mg progy daily?My estrofem order is stuck at UK Customs and I only have a few days of my last batch left, so I'm wondering if I can stretch it out with some old progynova pills I have from my old regimen. Thanks for any advice!
>>12726340Pain and aching sometimes happens with injections and is normal. You don’t need to redo the injection.
Does anyone know if caffeine reduces the effect of estradiol? I've read it reduces estrogen levels in white cis women but I can't find info on how that applies to hrt in trans women...
>>12725152What does that have to do with what I'm talking about?
>>12683071Less health risks if your technique sucks or you're using contamintated product, easier, and less annoying blood vessels everywhere
>>12684665Too high E damaging breasts is a hon meme. It isn't based on anything in reality. Your estrone - estradiol ratio and IGF-1 are what's most important for breast growth. Breasts never "fuse", they will keep on growing forever as long as your body contains the right chemicals. Keep in mind that the larger your breasts are, the less they'll appear to grow. Also, the larger your chest, the smaller they'll appear to be.
>>12726719I'd like to know this as well since I drink lots of coffee...
>>12726595Even if I did actually got a nerve? Okay thanks anon, it's good to know I didn't mess up haha
>>12723339tranny doses are so low, it hardly impacts your liver functionliver toxicity has only been reported with dosages of around 300mg daily
>>12726971Even if you did pass through a nerve, the nerve doesn’t somehow negate the injection. It’s no big deal it just hurts more.
>>12726822Then what about stalling? Doesn't the breast buds go away after some time? The growth of terminal end buds stops when it makes across the fat pads, I don't know if the fat pads can be enlarged though.
>>12726883It decreases aromatase (which is important for conversion in tissues), or it makes more of the enzimes that metabolize estradiol. Can't remember right.
>>12727090I don't know why you deleted this, but getting colder easier is pretty common on HRT, theories include the thinning of certain layers of skin and a lowered metabolism
>>12727259>>12727090also blood getting thicker on E, which may play a role in coldness
>>12726301Hair loss is complex and realistically if you are losing hair despite being on a cocktail of regrowth drugs, HRT and strong 5ar inhibitors then odds are high it is not androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Much more likely to be another form of alopecia if those things are not helping, and no that's not a scientific diagnosis but it is a strong likelihood nonetheless. If somehow I'm wrong about that, and it is actually androgenic alopecia and that strong ass cocktail of good hair growth factors isn't enough to combat it, then I'm sorry but your hair genetics suck lmao and I say that as someone who started balding at like 15 and was NW5 by 20. I would expect the cocktail of drugs that person is taking to at the VERY least halt further loss in 99%+ of AGA sufferers.
>>12727259>>12727264I did some searching and found out it was called "cold flashes" I know about those too.
Is E monotherapy dangerous? They say high E in men is really dangerous for tons of issues like hair loss, prostate health, depression, etc.
>>12728188Not really.You can have up to 80 pg/mL E and at least 175+ng/dL T and nothing will happen. If you are going to up to target range for females you need to hit ovulation, pregnancy levels 400-500+ pg/mL E to keep everything stable because you don't have a menstrual cycle. This will shut down the FSH LH feedback loop and your testicles will stop producing hormones. Be careful how much estradiol you take, because the higher the estradiol dose, the higher the risk for breast cancer. Bio-identical hormones are the safest. Have a good doctor to go to for blood tests and check ups.>hair loss, prostate healthThe lack of testosterone to DHT conversion prevents hair loss. Estrogen monotherapy is used to treat prostate cancer.>depressionOnly if hormone levels aren't stabilized enough causing mood swings and lethargy.
Is 8mg IM EV every 5 days a hon dose?
My doctor is starting me on 25mg Spiro/4mg E. Based on everything I'm reading, this isn't a very big starting AA dose. Just want to make sure I'm not gonna fuck everything up.
>>1272941825 mg spironolactone will do nothing to your T and T will wreck every E you take.
How much ralox do I need to take a day or a week, its asburdly expensive.
>>12729606Depends, add more if the suppression isn't adequate.
>>12729599Aight. At least it's just a starting dose. I have an appointment in a month where I can ask her to up it.
>>12729616starting specifics? 30mg a day? 20? 60?
>>1272968660. Ralox are expensive, I know.
>>12729720how long do I need to take it?
>>12729766Like, as long as you take E, which is likeforever?Then again I was blessed/cursed with flat chest so I haven't taken any in 6 months and it haven't grown since.I have a lot of them unused on the drawer, but I kind of like uh, it's made from Chinese powder.
>>12729805oh fuck, I cant afford that shit, im barely able to convince myself to buy hrt.
>>12729817IDK man it's has been on my desk for a while unused. But again it's from a Chinese powder seller.
Can I get most of the skin softening effects of an AA from duta?
hi um i was taking cypro 50mg sublingually evryday for past 7 months since i startd hrt but i currently dont have money to get more and ill have to start taking the spiro im prescribed since cypro's not fda approved.. will this be bad for my transition? should i take spiro sublingually¿pls help
>>12730191half the cypro insteatake it for some time and drop it to a quarter if T is still nuked, test again to confirm the results. Do not change to spiro.Also cypro is taken orally, not sublingually. The correct answer is you take Estrofem sublingually.
Is there no point for GnRH Analogues since cypro can be split into quarters and still be effective?
How far into hrt should I take progesterone?I'm 10mo in and asked my doc about it since my boobs are big but oddly shaped. She told me trans people will never get normal looking boobs and she doubts it'd help but she prescribed me 100mg anyway and told me to let her know how it goes
>>12730993Oh also is it an issue that I already take cypro too since I'm told it's kind of a progestogen
I'm taking 2mg of e everyday orally and i want to switch to sublingual. Do i just take the whole 2mg at one or do i split it and take one in the morning and one at night? also i'm getting my dose upped in a week
>>12731413You would split it 12 hours apart
>>12731489will do, thanks
>>12730993b4 tanner 4 will stunt growth
>>12676424A few questions about the bica+ralox+finnasteride/dutasteride regiment for feminization with limited breast growth.1. Is raloxifene technically E? If not, what exactly is it?2. I know both raloxifene and Bica will increase T, sending my T essentially though the roof so does finnasteride/dutasteride lower that T aren't they AA's.3. Could I not add a small amount of topical E per day to reduce my T and still get little breast growth? Thank you
>>12731557does cypro stunt growth too if it's used early in transition?
My doc started me on 200mg spiro and 6mg estradiol today.How fucked am I?
>>12731927not fucked at all, that's actually a pretty high dosage to start with
>>12732032That's kind of what I meant. Too much of it can be kind of a bad thing, can't it?
>>12732068you could take 4mg for a while and then go up to 6 if you think it's too muchi read somewhere that it's kinda bad for breast growth but that could be wrong. ask the doc
Should I take all 100mg of Spiro in the morning or split it and take 50 in the morning and the rest later? I worry that the time for the later doses wouldn't be consistent.
Just ordered 2 vials of Lena's EV... hoping I don't regret it.
>>12731557I'm a 32C tanner IV so I should be fine then :)
Starting injections soon and E monotherapy sounds spooky so what weekly dose should I take to go along with 12.5mg Cypro daily?