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Offline burnxd

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i want to start transition as soon as possible i'm 19 rn right now and i want to start hrt before my body stops developing. where should i get hrt? i don't have the money to keep seeing a gender therapist and from what i've heard, they take too long to give the hormones.

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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 08:04:05 pm »
 Visit a trans friendly doctor. Ring around - make enquiries if necessary. You can access hormones readily through the Informed consent route. This is completely above board and much better than internet black market sources. If you don't get a prescription on the spot you will be guided in the right direction for quick access.
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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 08:08:19 pm »
Proper development with hormones is more than just taking a pill. Modern HRT requires a doctor monitoring your levels and adjusting your dosages according to what your body requires. In addition, hormones are prescription in most countries and purchasing them will cost you several times what they would cost with a prescription. You didn't state your locations so I don't know what may be available to you. Planed Parenthood in the United States will provide them with little more than an interview. In the UK, GenderGP provides much the same service while your waiting to get into the government plan.

I recommend you consider some therapy to help you consider the difficulties you may face. In addition a history will be useful when it comes time for surgical letters. You may find that 3 or 4 appointments are sufficient to get a letter and you may only require and occasional visit to keep your therapist up to date.

Last but not least, TOS 8 in the links I provided don't allow us to provide you with information on how to obtain hormones without medical supervision.
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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 09:14:31 pm »
Planned parenthood

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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 03:35:03 am »
@burnthebiblexd I was considering self medication also (still am depending). I was recomended from people on here GenderGP, they still charge but its generally cheaper than private.
There are risks to self medication, I cant be a hypocrite and say don't as im still on your page, but at the very least have your doctor make sure your not going to mess yourself up, it can be life threataning. If ya ever wanna chat, im all ears! Well, a full person with ears.

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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 07:08:21 am »
I spoke to my doctor and they were fine with it, I think its a good place to start. I have heard self medicating has some dangers to it (and everyone correct me if I am wrong) if the doses are correct the estrogen can be converted to testosterone. It's best to go through the process with your doctor. Mine was very welcoming with it and it's not as big a deal as you would think.

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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 09:24:15 am »
Yeah find a local Planned Parenthood.  They do informed consent and you jump through less hoops.

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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 08:01:46 am »
Find a local or otherwise near by Informed Consent Clinic.



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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 02:34:04 pm »
For your own safety, I hope nobody gives you any advice on doing what you want to do. Please, please, please enlist the services of trained medical professionals. If you think you can’t afford that right now, postpone transitioning. Seriously. Better late than never. Hormones are not a toy to be played with. I have a friend in Canada who just had a blood clot. She’s lucky she got treated right away and had been well instructed by her doctor of the warning signs of clots. She knew right away what she was dealing with and got it taken care of.

Not to mention the mental effects. I was prescribed estradiol and Spiro and after a few months had a bad reaction. I can’t tell you how awful de-transitioning has been for me mentally and emotionally. My physical health is now back to normal, but being back under the heavy influence of testosterone is terrible now that I have experienced life on E. I’m hoping the endo can figure something out soon.

Please, don’t play with fire. Many women end up dead this way. Not necessarily from the hormones (though blood clots are a real danger) but from emotional instability when dosage is wrong or black market supply is short and you can’t get any.

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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2018, 03:24:57 pm »
There are no good reasons to do this without medical assistance and Susan's site rules prohibit providing any other answer than "through your pharmacy with your prescription".  I am in the United States and I simply asked my doctor to set an appointment with an in-network endo so that I could begin.  Through informed consent (even though I had a letter from my gender therapist), they prescribed an HRT regimen after making sure there was no medical reason that would preclude them doing so.  They monitor things as well, so you have a pretty good idea of what is happening.
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Re: i'm starting hrt without a gender therapist, where do i buy hrt?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2018, 06:56:40 am »
There are no good reasons to do this without medical assistance and Susan's site rules prohibit providing any other answer than "through your pharmacy with your prescription".  I am in the United States and I simply asked my doctor to set an appointment with an in-network endo so that I could begin.  Through informed consent (even though I had a letter from my gender therapist), they prescribed an HRT regimen after making sure there was no medical reason that would preclude them doing so.  They monitor things as well, so you have a pretty good idea of what is happening.

Hello Burnxd

I strongly support Kaity's views above and all other views opposed to self medication as it is dangerous.

HRT under medical supervision is safe and wise.

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