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I've been on HRT for five years. My T levels have been as low as 130 and as high as 600 ng/l since then, and E's only been around 50-80. Even though I've had female development (tits, skin et al), I haven't had any genital atrophy at all. I've had enough of killing my liver and kidneys just to barely dent my levels, so I'm getting an orchi to end this bullshit once and for all.
I spent five years getting suboptimal results from maximum dosage HRT. Did I fuck myself up permanently, or does the fact that I have tits mean that I'm not totally screwed?
How about changing your present endo and getting second opinion from another endocrinologist?
or cycle progs a bit and see if that helps?
But i agree long terms oral hrt is always taxing for the liver.
>I've had female development (tits, skin et al)>I haven't had any genital atrophy at all
Honestly if you have a problem ask your endocrinologist first, as you may have no idea what "optimal" effects are or aren't.
>>1027You're probably right. The only major problem I have with my body is the amount of body hair I have, which is...extensive, but laser has been effective with treating it. The rest is just general dissatisfaction with my body. I actually discussed this with my sister, and she's told me that the results have been huge - I just don't see them. I need to re-evaluate why I'm unhappy...
Also, how are T levels irrelevant on blockers? Does that mean that spiro doesn't reduce the amount produced, just prevents it from activating? How do I know that it's doing its job, aside from these tits? This seems like such basic shit, I should know this.
Since you have lot of questions and i have 30 mins at my disposal i am going to answer all.
>how are T levels irrelevant on blockers?
This is a common presumption with most girls, they hope low T levels means the hormone blockers are working well. The truth is a bit complicated. The normal idea is to have a low T but usually FSH and LH levels being low is a good indicator that your body is producing T in lower rates and vice versa, your blood report may indicate a low T but a high FSH and LH implies that your T level is going to shoot up real fast. So mention T level alone is a M00t point. Secondly, SHBG levels also indicate how much of free testosterone and estrogen are available. Normally with high estrogen you will see a rise in SHBG levels. The levels of SHBG will tell you how much of androgens in your body is free and how much is bound.
> How do I know that it's doing its job, aside from these tits?
well spiro is complicated to handle but you have to take a blood report and check for the other 3 levels i mentioned. remember T level alone is unimportant check for the ratio of T to SHBG, this is usually a good indicator.
Hey, thanks for answering my Q's. I'll talk to my doctor and ask if they can look for those on my next labs.
Also, I bit the bullet and just scheduled a consultation for an orchi. I'm past the point of trying to deal with it, and hopefully GRS is in my (probably distant) future, so shit. Not like I'm gonna use these for anything, am I?
Oh yeah, and while I'm here, I've also been told my voice needs work. I have a voice clip of me talking here, do they have a point or am I okay? (It's of me taunting my cat while he's eating.)