If you're taking cyproterone acetate to block testosterone as part of feminising HRT, the recommended maximum daily dosage is 6.25 to 12.5 mg.
At this level, you will still receive significant testosterone suppression, but the risks associated with the medication are lower.
Today's #DailyTransJoy is very trans indeed. Did my 6 month T voice recording (am recording myself regularly to track the changes T is bringing on) today and then listened back to previous recordings, including pre-T and there's such a huge difference. Day before yesterday a trans friend complimented me on my voice, and today my ex mother in law asked if I was sick because there's so much raspiness in my voice right now. I'm squealing. Masculinely. #HRT #TransJoy
I hate the way #HRT for minors is talked about in the US.
“They can wait until they are adults to make that choice. What if they regret it?”
Oh really? So you’re prepared to pay the hundreds of thousands (for some trans fems) it’s going to cost to undo an unwanted puberty? You are making this choice for them so it sounds to me like you should be responsible for the damages.
Ok, another #HRT question, maybe for people who know a bit more about the homebrew process: Assuming the provider is trustworthy, could there be any reason why a vial would contain no or way too low Estradiol? I guess they could've straight up forgotten to put the powder in, but that seems exceedingly unlikely. Could have something happened to the Estradiol in the vial that caused it to degrade in some way? I always stored it away from light at room temperature.
Over the weekend my refrigerator died. How I react to vs how my deadname would have are night and day different.
Deadname: GOD FUCKING DAMN CAN NOTHING GO MY WAY! I JUST GOT A LITTLE MONEY SAVED AND THIS SHIT HAPPENS.
Audrey: 😮💨 thankfully we had money in the household account to cover it. This could have been so much worse.
I have been on female hormones for five years. I have had no regrets. My body took to the hormonal change like a duck to water or as my endocrinologist said: “It’s as if your body had been waiting for them.”
Oh, (NTCT Norway),
so you think that I am not capable of making decisions about my life and body based on informed consent, as an autistic adult?
What about having children? Should I be allowed to have those? An arguably more impactful choice, since it impacts more than me, and is more irreversible than gender affirming healthcare.
If you say "no", your thinking is dangerously fascist. If you say "yes", you're a hypocrite who makes no sense.
Folks on #HRT, I have a revelation.
You have been lied to when you were told you were using hormones. By definition, hormones are produced by your body. When this signal molecules are produced by another member of your species, then we call them pheromones. It really doesn't matter if they're the exact same molecules.
I think it's pretty cool to think that you're using pheromones.
#ecology #queer #trans
- The woman did not appear in today's oral argument. Her attorney noted that years of #HRT practically made her infertile, that surgery is not required to live as a woman, that the surgery comes with physical pain, possible complications, and economic burdens. (In Japan, many trans women go to Thailand to receive gender-confirming surgery; they are not covered by insurance.)
Just got my latest bloodwork results and am just incredibly frustrated >.< After injecting 4 mg of Estradiol Enanthate into my thigh muscles once a week for a month, my estradiol levels come down to...
35 pg/ml, aka perfectly average cis male levels. Not even slightly elevated. When, according to the calculator over at transfemscience.org, it should hover around the 250 pg/ml mark.
Total Nada (EP release), Uzu, Peeve, HRT
📍 La Sotterenea
📅 Saturday, 21 October (21:00)
Total Nada (Reunion show, release of their second EP)
Peeve (new sllit tape!) https://peeeve.bandcamp.com/album/peeve-glowing-orb
HRT (new release out soon)
21h @ Sotterrenea
Me: *Inspects freshly broken nail*
Also Me: “*Hmm, I must have got too rough when I picked up that bag of marshmallows*
Haven’t painted my nails in weeks, due to spoon deficit. But 7-9 layers of base coat, color coat, and clear coat were the only think keeping my once long and nice nails from constantly breaking.
Having a rough time with #HRT meds. Who’d be female eh? Gift that keeps giving, I’ve not been one of the lucky ones throughout my years. Can’t wait till it’s all over and done with. Guess I’ll be an insomniac then though!
Injected 0.15 mL (6 mg) of estradiol enanthate into the vastus lateralis muscle in my right thigh 💉🩹
Gently pricked a couple of places before finding an ideal injection site. Went in & came out smoothly with no leakage 😌 (Why does this sound so lewd? 🤣)
Funny to think I've been doing such injections for over a year now :TransHeart:
A church in Texas actually helping trans kids? 😲 Did they actually start believing all that stuff about "loving your neighbor" and all that? https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/09/texas-church-launches-program-to-help-fund-transgender-kids-healthcare/
#Texas #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Trans #Transgender #Christianity #Church #HRT #FtWorth #FtWorthTX #DFW #DallasFtWorth
Fun #trans thing 254
I just passed my 500th day of being on #HRT! To mark the occasion I threw together/updated the ol' timeline video!
I swear to Eru i can see the light come on in my eyes as i really came to life for the first time in... my life.
Tbh I have trouble seeing the same woman in the mirror that you see in my pics. Sometimes I can see her, on good days. But looking back through these pics even I gotta admit I'm kinda hot now lol.
So, a yearish in, one odd thing I was _not_ expecting from estrogen, but am actually really enjoying: my body odor??
Pre-HRT, despite my T levels being high even for a cis dude, I just kinda...didn't really sweat much, didn't really have noticeable BO, didn't need to use deodorant.
But now it seems like I'm actually sweating _more_ on E, and my body odor has noticeably shifted in a way that I really like! Liking it is not the surprising part - I've generally enjoyed partners' BO - but I hadn't thought about the possibility of _my_ BO becoming more noticeable and...nicer?
Injected 0.15 mL (6 mg) of estradiol enanthate into the vastus lateralis muscle in my left thigh yesterday (Saturday)... 💉🩹
... but then forgot to do the post afterwards 😅🤦♀️
Doing the post now, so I don't forget that I did it.
It was a nice, easy IM injection with no leakage.
I've been more active on Instagram lately, but wanted to post a few updates:
1. I've been on #hrt for a little over six months and I've never been happier. The changes are amazing, inside and out.
2. The best part of coming out is finding your people. My house has increasingly become a safe space, with old and new friends popping up out of nowhere to talk about their journeys.
3. I still love #blacktights.
SEARCH FOR THE SUN FRIDAY
📍 La Sala Rossa
📅 Friday, 3 November (18:30)
Friday November 3
Blu Anxxiety (Nuke York)
Woodstock 99 (Cleveland)
The Hell (Cleveland)
Sotterenea / Sala Rossa – $35
Hi, Masto! ‘Member me? 👉👈🥺
I’ve got a hormone levels question. I’m on injectable E (weekly subQ) and my mid-week level is 572 pg/mL. (Endo insists on testing midweek 🤷♀️)
Endo says this is too high/risky, wants to lower dose. I say “bah! I feel great and like what’s happening!” I had upped my dose slightly to stop feeling like unaliving myself and it worked.
Thanks in advance! 💖
Tonight I'm musing on the myriad wonders of ...
For some reason, getting "follows" despite posting nothing here at all the last few days at all. Zip (ie. 'life' - good and bad)
The science of HRT/estrogen absorbtion of estrogel, where one has lots of cat scratches? 🐱
A new #SiliconValley #startup is basically a #supportgroup for #guys on #T. Tang is low-key… an #ally? In a July tweet, he wrote that #trans #people are “#based” and expressed a desire to host a #T #Party for #gay #men
I’m feeling impatient and I want my #hrt to really kick in. I know three months and it’s not very much. I’m gonna go to church and pray for boobies.
I got my blood test results today. My oestrogen levels were higher before I started HRT 😬
My blood was taken in a 48 hour trough though, on a low dose, so im not surprised.
I've had my dosage tripled and I'm optimistic, looking forward to my body absorbing the gel through my skin and expelling it via my tearducts.
And for #Transgender Men/people who want top-surgery... there's the Chest Goblin, who comes to steal your titties~ :neocat:
"The Gender Gremlin comes to the foot of your bed at night and demands your gender (or gender binary), you refuse as you still need it but they say no and steal it and run away.
They feed the genders to the gender fluid and gender flux people." - @Anxious_Agender
Oooooh it's September 2nd!
That means it's my 3 month #hrt anniversary today!
More details about that and the mental and physical effects in CWed posts below :heart_trans:
😭 I just got my first #HRT covered by insurance, thank you so much to everyone who's been giving me advice and support the last week(s).
For the last 14(!) months I've been calling, filing complaints and even lawsuits.
Thanks to one(!!) good doctor, I can now finally have access to the medication I'm supposed to have a right to by law.
So yknow what?
FUCK THE HATERS. I AM WOMAN, AND I VICTORIOUS 🎉 ✌️
Unclockable.com tuck kit (or similar tucking kit) vs tucking underwear/panties...
Just trying to think of situations where one is better than the other, or vice versa
Or perhaps where a tuck kit is beneficial for a non tucking undie or swim pants, or for pants that you would not wear underwear with (but I can't visualize this tbh)...
Bit of a trickier injection today.
I first Injected 0.15 mL (6 mg) of estradiol enanthate into the vastus lateralis muscle in my left thigh, but some of the ester pushed itself out after I removed the needle.
To be safe, I did a further injection of 0.5 mL (2 mg) nearby.
Guess I can't always get a straight-forward injection, but it's still better for me than patches :TransFemHeart:
Hey #trans peeps, I have a theory about our community in the Fedi. It seems to me that most of us are either what I call "Pandemic Boys and Girls" who started their transition during lockdown, or those of us who seem to be a few months in. I'm in that second group. It's like the pandemic started us off, but we didn't quite get there for some reason until recently. So let's do a little poll.
How long have you been on #HRT?
In an ideal world, all trans folks wanting HRT would be prescribed the safest & most-suitable meds for their needs:
• within a reasonable timeframe
• via informed consent
• via a national healthcare system or otherwise at an affordable cost
... by a qualified professional who fully understands trans HRT.
However, for most folks, these factors will not all occur together, if at all 😞
In case this is helpful to anyone, Planned Parenthood has a PDF guide on both intramuscular (IM) & subcutaneous (subQ) injections for gender-affirming care:
There are also some great video guides here by healthcare provider Plume:
NHS England sets a very restrictive estradiol level target range for trans fem patients.
This arbitrary range is 400 to 600 pmol/L (~109 to ~163 pg/mL) 🤨
This restrictive range is below the level required for monotherapy, so will require a blocker for anyone with testosterone-producing gonads 😞
It is ALWAYS valid to manipulate your estradiol dose before a test, so it looks like your level is within this range.
I think I need to drop Spiro and switch to mono-therapy until I start Progesterone.
Obviously Spiro kinda sucks because you have to pee all the time and it can make you light-headed, but I think it might be seriously impacting my mental health and cognitive function too. I know I like to joke around and be like "haha no thought head empty" but the brain fog has been pretty severe these last few months, I also wonder if it's not the reason I've been feeling on average more depressed and forgetful as well.
I accepted Spiro as a necessary evil to nuke my T in the early months, but it was always my intention to drop it at some point and I think that point is now. So now I'm gonna do the thing where I elicit medical advice from strangers!
Can anyone speak to how effective mono-therapy is with sublingual Estradiol? Should I expect the need to switch to injections? Me and needles are not friends, but if it's necessary for mono to be effective I'll find a way to manage.
Hi friends! My doc just bumped me up to 200mg spiro / day, which is just two of the 100mg tablets. I'm curious if its better to take them both together or split them between morning / night. Is there any difference in effect?
Update: Thanks for all the responses! This is what I've gathered:
- Spread it out as much as possible
- Take with food
- Ask your doctor to be sure
I suppose it’s well past time for me to make an #introduction post!
My name is Velux, & it’s probably not pronounced how you think. You can call me Vel for short too!
I’ve been in the #FurryFandom since summer 2004, & can feel my hollow bones crumbling as I say that =P
I am a golden eagle gryphon with a red fox bottom half instead of feline - a mix that I call a gryphox!
In 2014, I began dating @inari, who is incredibly patient & understanding of my bullshit, & continues to be my amazing partner to this day 💙
I began on this journey in the fandom insisting I was a straight male human just having a little escapism fun… And have since found that I am none of that at all.
It took a relatively short time to show me that I am #pansexual, & I first started questioning my gender around 2016, which led to me realizing that I am #trans #nonbinary just days before 2019 ended. I took the careful route & began #HRT in October 2021. In mid to late 2022, I began to realize that some of the feelings I’ve had most of my life, & my current feelings even more blatantly, fit as #therian/ #otherkin. This was further confirmed when I experienced an awakening in February.
My #fursuit was made by fursuiting.com, & fursuit performance, thanks to my experience as a D-I college mascot, is the only directly furry skill I have to offer back to the fandom.
I work professionally in live & motion #broadcast #graphics. I love #birds & #birdwatching, & hope to grow with bird photography. I’ve unleashed the inner #pinball fiend I was as a kid & have become a bit of a fan all over again as an adult. I am learning & growing in the craft of #chainmaille jewelry, & hope to launch a side shop soon to keep me busy with #maille projects. I am very much a #Trekkie, with very few days that go by without watching an episode.
I’ve grown a lot throughout the years, and am excited to see where it takes me next!
🧑🎨: @TheRoyalGryphon@twitter.com, @Tidehardt@twitter.com, @WinterSnoWolf@twitter.com
🪡: @FursuitsByLacy@twitter.com/📸: @KeysTheDragon@twitter.com