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Offline iskra

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spiro
« on: May 15, 2021, 10:18:04 am »
I started Spiro yesterday so I am officially on HRT, sort of, since Spiro is also used for other conditions and it's the prelude to E. We'll see how the Spiro cookie crumbles. I think the dose is pretty low so I may not really get much T reduction till she increases it.

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Re: spiro
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 10:39:39 am »
I started Spiro yesterday so I am officially on HRT, sort of, since Spiro is also used for other conditions and it's the prelude to E. We'll see how the Spiro cookie crumbles. I think the dose is pretty low so I may not really get much T reduction till she increases it.

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Re: spiro
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2021, 10:44:35 am »
I began my HRT with spironolactone and Estradiol patches for four years, and I have problems with high potassium and Testosterone levels. My new Endocrine switch to Finasteride and increased my Estradiol patch strength then add Progesterone to my daily medication. After two years my Testosterone level fully suppress and my Estrogen level is in woman strength. My breasts begins to develop more.

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Re: spiro
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2021, 09:23:53 pm »
I started Spiro yesterday ...

I also started with Spironolactone many years ago for prostate issues. In a few months my doctor added Finasteride. A few months later I began to notice a certain bounce in my chest area. The literature at the time stated that this happens to 2% of males taking these drugs. Needless to say, I was delighted and this got me thinking of my long suppressed desires to transition.

Sometimes some people really do enjoy the side effects of certain medications.




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Re: spiro
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2021, 09:25:03 pm »
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Re: spiro
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 06:19:09 pm »
Hi, I was started in spiro and the dose was increased 2 weeks later and E added. I think 6 months passed and I was put on P. I am back on P now. The E was in pill form than and I took 1 then 2 then 3 pills a day over a few weeks time as prescribed.

I was put on Finasteride and went off of it due to some side effects that can manifest and I was having trouble with an issue.

Finasteride is a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor. You may want to research the role of 5 alpha reductase and testosterone and estrogen transformation. Always review HRT with your doctor. The internet is full of misinformation.

Congratulations on starting HRT. I know it is a very exciting time. Good luck.

Spiro, drink water and review salt and potassium intake with your doctor. each caffeinated beverage is a negative water intake.

HRT is a slow process and when started we often get impatient. It is a life long regiment and HRT takes time.

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