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Reagan's Update Thread
« on: May 25, 2017, 07:39:32 pm »
So, decided I'd make this to post my updates and talk about them and all that in. Figured it'd be better then using my first day thread, or creating a new thread every few weeks.

Oh, and my name is Reagan, Reyes is just my username obviously, lol. :3

Okay, so as of yesterday I have officially been on Spiro and Estrodial for two weeks now, and there have been some very slight changes.

Biggest changes are mentally, I used to have anxiety attacks constantly, now I've had maybe two the past two weeks.

My depression is a lot better, and I'm able to talk with people a lot easier then I used to.

Only physical changes are I think my facial hair is growing in slower, so shaving is a lot easier until I get the laser thing which name I can't remember right now.

And today I saw my therapist, and she says my face looks fuller. I actually noticed that the other day, but thought I was imagining things, guess not though, so yay! <3

That's all for now.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 07:54:32 pm »
Reagan,

Many of us have reported the exact same thing when we started HRT. Decreased gender dysphoria and depression along with a general good feeling about our self.

With just 2 weeks in, any reduction of facial hair is amazing. This has been reported by others but not often.

The fuller face may just be water retention. The spironolactone should help reduce water retention, not increase it. So maybe something else is involved here. Some ladies reported small weight gain when starting HRT. Have you weighed your self lately?

Many ladies have said that Estradiol and a T-blocker is a very enjoyable experience. I am one of these ladies.

Enjoy the ride!  ;D



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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 08:03:12 pm »
Hi Reagan,

  Many have a  thread like this as a sort of blog as to what is going on with their HRT progress and whatever else they want to include. Rants, raves, or just what is going through their minds. I have done the same. I think it will be interesting reading for me later to go back and through it remember what it was like. What my fears and hopes, anxieties and fun nonsense were going through my head at the time.

  With two weeks in you have a lot of new experiences ahead. I hhope you enjoy each and every one of them.

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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 11:44:05 pm »
So bit of a pointless update here, but I found this faceapp thing, and while I hope my eyes don't become this wide open, if I look at least this good I'll be very happy. :3
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 09:30:14 am »
You're doing great.  It's a great ride...HRT.  I feel so much better since on hormones....like the person I always knew I was.  What I've learned, and I'm sure most other ladies here would agree...is to just be patient and let what changes come, come.  I found myself that my anxiety actually increased around month 1 and 2 because I wasn't seeing changes I was hoping for. 

Good luck.   I'll be following this thread to watch your progress.  BTW, you look great already!

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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 12:54:07 pm »
You're doing great.  It's a great ride...HRT.  I feel so much better since on hormones....like the person I always knew I was.  What I've learned, and I'm sure most other ladies here would agree...is to just be patient and let what changes come, come.  I found myself that my anxiety actually increased around month 1 and 2 because I wasn't seeing changes I was hoping for. 

Good luck.   I'll be following this thread to watch your progress.  BTW, you look great already!
Thank you!

That's not how I look now though, I wish it was, that's the faceapp female morph tool.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 03:41:30 pm »
That's not how I look now though, I wish it was, that's the faceapp female morph tool.

With a few years of HRT and maybe a few FFS type procedures, you can look very much like your morphed picture.

Enjoy the ride. It is a wonderful time of your life.



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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 06:22:58 pm »
With a few years of HRT and maybe a few FFS type procedures, you can look very much like your morphed picture.

Enjoy the ride. It is a wonderful time of your life.
Personally I'd prefer not to have to get any ffs type procedures. Hopefully the HRT will be all I need. :3

I mean, I know it's different for everybody and there's no way to predict how the changes will go. But this is me now. No changes yet obviously.

With and without glasses. I basically never take off my glasses though so. :3
Not sure if I look at all like the hrt will be enough, but.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 01:09:14 am »
Not sure if this is actually anything. But well for years I've had this weird thing caused by this medication I took for a long time where one of my nipples kinda puffs up at random. But it's only ever been one of them. Now just a little while ago I was getting changed, and saw that both of them were like that. That's never happened before so I'm not sure if it's the hrt or what.

No soreness yet though, I mean if I touch them a few times it starts to bother me, and I have a slight discomfort on my right side, but I think that's my ribs bothering me, I tend to accidentally hurt myself from time to time if I move the wrong way. Scoliosis.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 04:45:26 pm »
Officially been three weeks and today I've started to take them sublingual.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 06:01:38 pm »
Saw my mom for the first time in a week and a half today, and she said she noticed something different about my face, she also said it looks fuller as well. :3
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2017, 01:59:07 pm »
So actual progress update today. My nipples are finally getting sore! :D
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2017, 02:38:29 am »
Officially been on HRT for one month!

No real physical changes yet that I can see. Though my nipples are pretty sore when touched.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2017, 01:24:09 pm »
Officially been on HRT for one month!

No real physical changes yet that I can see. Though my nipples are pretty sore when touched.

 The changes you can see should be just a short time away now that things are tender. If you are like me you've wanted boobs for so long you will become enthralled with them as soon as you notice bumps growing. I would feel them every chance I got. Now at 6 months I've got a handful on both sides, can no long get by with some of my snugger T shirts and becoming noticeable even with the looser ones and still love feeling them.

 Enjoy the ride the fun is just starting.

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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2017, 08:52:52 pm »
The changes you can see should be just a short time away now that things are tender.
Yay!! :D
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2017, 05:40:15 pm »
Hmm, I didn't know how the fat redistribution worked before reading another thread, but now after reading it I have to ask. I have a high metabolism, always have, and I hardly ever gain or lose weight, no matter how much or how little I eat. For years I was 119, then for a few years 139. And currently for like a few months now, 150. Will this hinder the fat redistribution from giving me a feminine figure? If gaining and losing weight is needed I'm just a tad worried now.


Also, I heard from someone that only taking Estrogen in increasing doses and no spiro in the beginning leads to better results. Is this true?
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2017, 06:43:20 pm »
Mostly it amounts to your genetics. My body is relatively shapeless because that's the family genetics. Some members on the site have developed relatively well and it a short period of time. I know you want everything yesterday but it takes time as even genetic women take years to fully develop.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2017, 08:23:06 pm »
Okay so this is honestly an uncomfortable subject for me to talk about, but I was wondering if someone could answer this.
But like, how much does it cost to have sperm frozen?? And at what point does the hormones leave it impossible to do so.
I honestly have no idea if I'd ever want a kid who's actually mine, me and my family are just full of annoying health and psychological issues, health being scoliosis. Plus other problems my mom has which luckily I don't. Plus bad eyes and teeth. And I honestly don't want to pass all that on to someone else. But at the same time I still would like to have a kid who's mine.
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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2017, 08:34:59 pm »
But like, how much does it cost to have sperm frozen?? And at what point does the hormones leave it impossible to do so.

Google - cost of sperm banking. You'll get plenty of information. It's about $400/year. I'm not sure anyone can answer your second question definitively.

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Re: Reagan's Update Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 09:20:50 pm »
Okay so this is honestly an uncomfortable subject for me to talk about, but I was wondering if someone could answer this.
But like, how much does it cost to have sperm frozen?? And at what point does the hormones leave it impossible to do so.
I honestly have no idea if I'd ever want a kid who's actually mine
You never know what you'll want in the future. I froze my sperm cause my mum begged me to, and I'm glad she did. It costs $350 a year and I think it was around $150-200 per sample given, and I gave two samples. I know I'm not going to be producing gametes (sperm) ever again so I'm glad I did it.

I too don't even know if I want kids. I could even say right now that I don't want them, however, we never know what the future will bring. Better safe than sorry - I recommend freezing!





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