How does the voice dropping work on T? im 3 months on the gel and im noticing slight changes as time goes on but everyone talks about a voice drop does that happen like noticably in a quick amount of time or is the entire process slow and it eventually just is deep after awhile of slowly getting deeper? or is there a suddenish drop? its the one change im really really wanting bc i have horrible voice dysphoria and im excited for it to drop but i like knowing what to expect
Im a week from being 3 months on T and the one thing ive really noticed is im stuffed up a lot or i have a lot more boogers then before and i just wanna know if thats a symptom of testosterone or just smth unique to me and completely unrelated to T
Is there one way to know for certain if you have gender dysphoria? I was AFAB, but I’ve always felt like I would’ve been better off AMAB. I’m on the autism spectrum, and I understand it’s more common in autistic people to transition and detransition than the general population, and that concerns me because I could make the wrong decision and regret it for life. I have a hard time understanding what gender dysphoria is exactly. For me, I was (and still am) jealous of boys because of their privilege and advantage over the other sex. I would prefer to be the other sex, but I feel like transitioning (although, it has its perks) wouldn’t be worth it if I have scars and a half functioning penis. How do I decide what is best for me?
Ok so I know I have gender dysphoria. I’ve identified as a trans guy for about two years, but I still doubt myself. I wonder if I’m just “delusional” or something, and what makes it worse is I get no closure. There are zero sources I’ve found to give it to me straight, give me the scientific differences between delusions and gender dysphoria. I haven’t seen any attempts to treat dysphoria other than transitioning or forcing yourself to avoid it (which really isn’t a treatment). So I’m wondering, what if there’s something else? All I know for sure is that transgender brains are wired less like their birth gender and more like their gender identity, so my brain must be wired more like a man’s is. I know that my brain is sending me signals of the opposite gender. So what I want to know is, is transitioning the only way to fix that? To transition is to align your body with your brain so you feel comfortable, and it does work. But has anybody ever tried to reverse gender dysphoria completely? Is there any way to get your brain to send you signals of your birth gender instead of other signals? OR is being trans more like having autism? Like your brain sends you unusual signals, but that’s just the way you ARE. Unlike depression and other mental disorders, autism can’t be “cured”, because it is not an imbalance, but a neurotype. So maybe being trans is more of a neurotype and the “cure” would not be to get rid of the condition, but to embrace it? How can I be sure of any of this? Also, please don’t just try to validate me as a trans man. This isn’t coming from insecurity, it’s coming more from genuine confusion. It’s really bothering me and I want all the answers I can get, I just wanna feel comfortable. And don’t tell me I have internalized transphobia just because I’m having trouble, because I don’t.
So I'm trans (MTF) and I deal with a lot of dysphoria, do you guys have any advice on how to deal with this?
Any trans guys out there willing to share where and how they got HRT and what the side effects are, good and bad? I can't afford it on my own and my mother refuses to help unless I can prove I've done research (which I have) but maybe getting it straight from the source with personal testimony would help 😂
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i'm getting top surgery a month from today :)!! any recovery tips?
Hey y'all, am I being overdramatic/selfish? My husband and I have started to seriously discuss having children. Since I'm trans (MtF) and he's cis we'd have to either adopt or go the surrogacy route. Since I've been on hormones for a while now I'd probably have to go the IVF route if I want a biological child. My husband wants to go the IUI route, which is less expensive. It's basically the turkey baster method. He's hoping one of his friends would be willing to donate eggs and/or be a surrogate for him. I was 100% on board, but the more I think about it the more uncomfortable I feel. I'm just not comfortable with the idea of either one of us putting our baby gravy in someone and letting it sit in there. Especially with someone we know. I have no issues with IVF, but IUI just feels different. I don't know how to bring this up, and I'm scared to. Any advice?
im trans afab and want to start taking testosterone, but i have no idea where to start. does anyone have any tips or advice? maybe an estimate of how much it would cost? im 18
Does anyone have any tips on how to remember taking your medication? I’m on Zoloft and testosterone, and i keep forgetting to take both of these. I forgot my Zoloft a lot less since it’s daily, but testosterone is so easy to forget since it’s weekly.
started testosterone yesterday! this is really exciting for me. i'm looking to talk with other trans people about HRT. i know there won't be any major changes for a while, and i'm on a small dose right now, but i want to hear from other people about their experiences and what their first changes were.
hi! im cecil :) i am omw to starting testerone but have hit a frustrating hault. around when i started my periods, there was always vague talk from doctors about how i likely have endometrosis. as its something that runs in my family, and i have extreme reactions to periods in a way that lines up. and as i later found out, pain after prentration in a way that lines up..yet even after i needed to get an iud, they didn't diagnose it. now starting t doctors are telling me they dont knkw how itll effect it!! and they need it diagnosed. i was wondering if there was any other trans men with endometrosis who have been on t and what their experiences were?
Im trans (ftm pre-t) and my certain features of me like my face/neck/shoulder are extremely masculine But the rest of my body is overly effeminate im also quite short and have an extremely deep voice making me sound masculine and older and i dont know if this is normal, has anyone else experienced simular things??
Hello, Is anyone else feeling really dysphoric about their height?
I’m a teenage trans guy going to his first gender clinic appointment!!! I’m afraid that my gender will be invalidated, but I am also really excited to be closer to transitioning. Anyone have gender clinic experiences? Or feel similarly?
i'm a trans guy and i start testosterone tomorrow (!!!). i've been waiting for four years, so it's a big deal for me. just a question for other trans people on hormones: how did/do you manage waiting for changes to start after being on hormones?
reaching out to see if anyone relates can you have gender dysphoria but not feel like the other gender i cant say I feel like a woman I don't even know what it is to feel like a woman even though I was born one, but I wouldn't say I want to be a man either I have quite moderate to severe lower dysphoria I've looked there maybe twice in my whole life and I have moderate upper dysphoria and bind every day its quite confusing so just wondered if it was a thing to have dysphoria but not transition.. thanks in advance 😊 xx
Any trans AFABs have any advice on how to cope with top dysphoria?
Am I FtM or just masc non-binary? like I don’t relate to cis men but I also am not a woman. ? I don’t like my chest but also I have trauma with it so idk if that’s it or if its dysphoria. also I am on T and have been but I don’t think I can keep doing it with how high my blood pressure has gotten. But I’m happy with the permanent things that T has given me. (And I know that hrt doesn’t make someone trans but I think it’s what triggered this gender spiral.)
I've been thinking about transitioning medically to better fit my gender and allieve some dysphoria but I was biological children 🥲 Does anyone have any tips or suggestions that I could try? I'm fta btw if that helps at all (female to androgynous).
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