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CrazyEmo

34d

Big question: Recommendations for getting on HRT Testosterone or Estrogen suppressors (not sure if they're really a thing but also interested in giving a try) Hey, first post on here, honestly haven't been on the app in a while but I need some help. I'm trans masculine, on Jaimiess to stop my periods, have been feeling even more dysphoric because of the weight gain that I'm pretty sure Jaimiess had something to do with it. I've wanted to medically transition for a while, definitely won't be able to do top surgery for a hot minute but my dysphoria is thru the roof and there's only so much I can do before it's too much in a day. I don't have a primary care doctor at the moment, still getting that set up, and I'm thinking the Dr would be able to point me in the right direction but want advice and help from those who've actually gone thru the process. I've heard that getting an OBGYN and Endocrinologist are the 2 doctors who can help but that's all I know. I don't know where to start. Any/All help will be greatly appreciated. I'm also in Georgia, USA, since I know at least testosterone is a controlled substance here and there are heavy rules.

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    • AnimalBoy

      26d

      @Staticvoidsys it's less a change in orientation and more of an increase. That's a pretty common misconception, seemingly because it's easier than the actual explanation. But it can change how you experience emotions and it vastly increases your libido so sometimes if you have such a tiny existing amount of attraction to a gender that you dont actually identify as attracted to that could be magnified by the libido shift enough for the attraction you already felt to actually register. So it was already there just not as much as when your libido gets heightened

    • Staticvoidsys

      26d

      I’m in KY. Here you have to have a therapist to help you through the transition and a endo. Here gyenecologist aren’t required. But I recommend a therapist anyways. HRT can change your mind and how you respond to things without you even realizing it. My endo even warned me it could change my sexual preferences and orientation which it has.

      • AnimalBoy

        26d

        @Staticvoidsys it's less a change in orientation and more of an increase. That's a pretty common misconception, seemingly because it's easier than the actual explanation. But it can change how you experience emotions and it vastly increases your libido so sometimes if you have such a tiny existing amount of attraction to a gender that you dont actually identify as attracted to that could be magnified by the libido shift enough for the attraction you already felt to actually register. So it was already there just not as much as when your libido gets heightened

    • AnimalBoy

      34d

      There's a good chance you're going to have to go to a therapist at least for a few months to get a referral. This is usually actually pretty helpful as they can get you a number of resources including pointing you in the right direction for drs for HRT or surgery and provide emotional support for your transition journey (and maybe you wont need it for the transition itself but any bigotry you face for it or your internalized biases/insecurities) There isn't really estrogen blockers, they exist but T is in most cases strong enough it's not needed. I'd suggest going with sub-q (subcutaneous) injections. Injections tend to be more stable amd less likely to effect others in general and sub-q is less painful and invasive as intramuscular injections, still a little painful but less.

      • CrazyEmo

        31d

        @AnimalBoy thank you so much!!!! Ima try looking into therapists who can help with all that.

        • AnimalBoy

          31d

          @CrazyEmo no problem! Good luck I hope you find someone cool lol

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"One way to start the process is by getting a gender therapist who can write a letter of recommendation to an endocrinologist. You could also check with your local Planned Parenthood as they might offer informed consent HRT. It's important to find out if you have or can get medical insurance, as this can help cover costs. When finding providers, go through your insurance to ensure they will help to cover costs. You can start by seeing a general doctor, explain your struggles with gender dysphoria and asking them if they can refer you for gender affirming care. Another option is to google if there are any LGBT friendly doctors' offices that offer help with HRT in your area."

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