The irreversible(?) changes of testosterone

The doctors usually have high reservations on prescribing testosterone to transmen. Female hormones do not cause as much irreversible changes as testosterone does.

I had a really hard time getting a prescription for testosterone because of this. Because I was not approved by the Norwegian gender clinic, I would not get testosterone from them either. I was ready to start hormone treatment when I went to the clinic the first time, fall 2006, but knew it would not happen.

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Frokostvaner og et halvt år med testosteron

Før var det slik at jeg måtte ha noe søtt til frokost. Stort sett sjokoladepålegg. Hvis det ikke fantes (som i Sverige), gikk jeg heller uten frokost. Jeg klarte ikke å få ned noe anna.

Nylig innså jeg at det har forandra seg. Nå må jeg absolutt ha noe som inneholder kjøtt og fett. Skinke med majones for eksempel. Til nød noen croissanter.

Det kan ikke være noe anna enn et resultat av testosteronet. Riktignok hadde jeg håpa at jeg skulle slutte å like sjokolade, noe som ikke har skjedd, men at det skulle forandre frokostvanene mine såpass drastisk hadde jeg ikke regna med.

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3 months on T!

Time for the monthly update. I think this might be the last one, though. The changes just continues in the same path as the two previous months: Hair keeps growing on my stommack. Other things grow well too. My eyebrows are growing together.

I increased my dosage a month ago to full dose, 50 mg testogel each day. I don’t think the changes have speeded up bacause of it. It might even be a too high dosage for me.

New this month is that my facial hair is changing; getting stronger and darker, but just on the upper lip, on the sides. Shows that the testosterone is working and gives hope for the future, although I think it will take many years for me to grow a beard.

Also new, but not welcome, is the bleeding. With no expectation of a hysterectomi in near future, I almost hope that I’ve got something really bad that require removal of all internal female organs. I’m going to see a gynecologist probably next week. It is most likely that testosterone fucks up my hormone-contraception. The only reason to keep it in there is to avoid bleeding, so if that is not happening, then it probably would be best to remove it. Not looking forward to it!

I’ve asked my doctor to prescribe Nebido injections when my current prescription of testogel expires in ca. two months. I’m also trying to find out how I can get my mastectomy and hysterctomy.

Wish me good luck!