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6 month HRT anniversary

Yup. I’m at 6 months. It’s been a while since I made one of these. Let’s see

Hrt:

6 months

Dosage:

2 2mg estradiol/day (1 morning, 1 evening)
2 100mg Spironolactone/day (1 morning, 1 evening)

Presenting full time as a woman:

approximately 3 months.

Progress:

I just grew out of my A cup bra. Yay for development! My body keeps on changing. My face looks so different than it did 6 months ago. And I haven’t even started laser hair removal yet, but I’m planning on it. I have typical female fat distribution. I fucking love the way my legs look. And I used to have a nice ass. Now I have a great ass. Just ask my partners. I’ve put on weight, and lost muscle mass. The final tally on that is about 30% reduction in strength, and 50% reduction in endurance.  I’m back up to 190 pounds. I was 170 pre transition. Part of that is diet, but it’s mostly that my body processes food differently. I’m a total fucking lightweight when it comes to drinking alcohol now. I still crave salt, but I’ve managed to moderate that.

I turned out to be pretty fucking cute.

As for the mental effects, It doesn’t take care of all the dysphoria, but it takes care of a significant amount. It took away the constant low level depression, But didn’t cure my depressive episodes all together. But hey, I’m an abuse victim. What do you want from me? I think it may have made my ADD slightly worse. Of course that may just be aging.

Is it worth it?

Oh. FUCK. yes.  It is so worth it. If you’re out there wondering somewhere if HRT is right for you, try it, find out for yourself. You don’t even need a prescription. I was self-medding for the first two months. And if you want to know where to go for that kind of stuff, leave me a comment, and I’ll give you an email.

<3 Good luck my little translings and thanks for all the support from the people who came before me. You’re too numerous to mention.

HRT chronicles: Visiting Lyon Martin.

Well, I went to get my blood work done, as I mentioned in the last HRT update, and it turns out that I’m on the exact dose I need to be on. Amazing.

 

The staff there are excellent, especially my primary care provider: Leah. I never knew that medical staff could be efficient, no-nonsense, and friendly all at once. I felt very welcome and safe there.

 

It really is an excellent facility.

 

Oh, and I’ve got a prescription now. Fuck yeah.

 

 

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HRT chronicles: day 29

Previous update

CW: TMI, explicit

So, today I’m upping my estrogen to4mg, making it one 100mg spiro and one 2mg E in the morning (or early afternoon for you people with day jobs) and another dose of the same at night

so, to correct something in the previous update, I am still getting erections, though they are less frequent.

I’ve had slight boob growth.

Facial hair has slightly lightened in color.

My face feels like it looks slightly more feminine. though that could just be self perception.

Mental effects are the same.

and I still haven’t gotten used to the enhanced smelling.

Let’s see where this increased dose takes me.

 

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further effects of hrt

as for the last one, content warning: explicit, tmi

  • Physical
    • No longer able to get fully erect (YAY)
    • My testicles have shrunk to about half the size (volume) they were previously
    • Mini-boobs!!!
    • I’m tired all the goddamn time.
    • and yes, I’m still getting used to enhanced sense of smell
  • Emotional
    • Mood swings have subsided
    • The emotional heaviness that I have felt for so long has lifted
      • This doesn’t mean that I don’t get sad or emotional or have suicidal thoughts, but I can better deal with them.
      • I’ve never felt more clarity, or more motivated in my life.

Please consider donating so I continue to get HRT. I would hate to have to go off of it. I would stay on these drugs for the mental effects alone. I’m really hurting financially right now, so whatever you can spare would be appreciated.

 

Effects of HRT so far

content warning: TMI, Explicit, dysphoria triggers

Current dosage, 2mg estrofem and 100 mg spiro at 12:30 am, and 100 mg spiro at 12:30 P.M.

  • emotional
    • mood swings
    • feeling emotions more deeply
    • once I start crying, not being able to stop
  • smell
    • everything smells different
    • I’m discovering scents that I never knew existed
    • smells are more complex, and have more layers
    • smells are quite a bit stronger
  • tits
    • nipples are noticeably larger
    • nipples are quite sensitive
    • nipples are shaped differently when not erect, more conical
  • Erections
    • random erections still occur, but they aren’t as stiff
  • food cravings
    • SALT