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So how do you/did you get your HRT?

By prescription
36 (58.1%)
Black market
9 (14.5%)
Started with a prescription then switched to black market
0 (0%)
Started black market then switched to prescription
14 (22.6%)
Currently get them from both sources
3 (4.8%)

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stephanie_craxford

For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« on: July 02, 2006, 12:59:29 am »
So how did you obtain your hormones?  Remember there is no need to post a reply to your vote.

Steph


Posted at: July 01, 2006, 11:54:14 PM

I get mine with a script.  In Canada hormones are readily available and doctors in general will prescribe them as long as there is no risk to the patient from complications.  A Dr. Endo, or Pshrink can write the script, and they are very inexpensive.  Some Dr and endo's require therapy some don't.  My first Dr wanted me in therapy, my second did not.

Steph

Chynna

Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 02:11:33 am »
I started on the black market.....Then when my Dr reconized this he offered his help and the rest they say is history,,,,,

Melissa

Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006, 04:01:22 pm »
I actually had visited Susans before ever starting hormones and I knew the correct method for obtaining them and followed along that.

Melissa

LynnER

Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006, 04:02:43 am »
I went the through the process to do it the right way... which was very hard for me financialy and just in genral as Im a do it yourselfer type.  So many times I was tempted to walk across the border and sneak them back but fear of being caught and the warnings I read everywhere especialy here stopped me. I do buy  them across the border now due to the saveings but I can declair them to customs and not wory about it  :)

pardon my horable spelling *shrugs*

rhonda13000

Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2007, 04:33:35 am »
#1, now.

Initially, #2.

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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2007, 04:44:02 am »
By prescription

cant get T on the st. right?  ??? :laugh:

Chynna

Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2007, 04:31:31 pm »
YOU CAN GET ANYTHING ON THE STREETS! ;D :D

Including T  LOL

katia

Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2007, 04:41:44 pm »
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Started black market then switched to prescription

Hazumu

Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007, 09:34:34 pm »
Long story short--

When my first therapist felt I was ready, I was given a URL to order my meds.

When I went locally for my 6-month labs, the trans doctor I went to asked for the hormone letter from my therapist.  This eventually led to switching therapists and getting the SOC-compliant letter.

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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 06:11:46 pm »
Prescription - informed consent model in 2011. Still have the same DR today, she's awesome


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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 09:01:56 pm »
Haven't started yet, but plan to very shortly.  I'll be getting mine via prescription and informed consent.
I'm a 65 year old male who has been thinking about SRS for many years.  I also was a  full cross dresser for a few years.  I wear a bra, pantyhose and nail polish daily because it just feels right.

Started HRT April 17, 2019.

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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 09:07:17 pm »
I did informed consent so I dodged all the hoops. If I did not find one I was going to go through the black market.

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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2019, 09:42:31 pm »
Prescription, was relatively simple to start. Benefits of the time wee live in, I suppose.
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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2019, 09:00:50 am »
I started with black market, then switched to prescription as soon as I could. And yes, it was testosterone I took, so that is possible to get via black market, although definitely much harder and riskier than estrogen. However I got safe stuff, from other trans guys who sold me their left-overs that they had gotten prescribed.

But the tricky part was regulating my dose, cause I had no means to get my levels checked. And guesstimating that by my feelings and bodily reactions alone wasn't exactly optimal, although I mostly just relied on the recommended dose according to the package and never strayed far from that. I did that for one year, then stopped cause of the health risks I was subjecting myself to, and the mood swings. But then went back on it again a few months just before I got it prescribed.

I only did that cause the gender clinic I went to, which diagnosed me with GID and all, refused to let me start hrt. So I turned to the black market just to survive my ever-increasing and life-threatening dysphoria, while I kept begging to get it prescibed instead. Eventually I did, after 4 years of waiting. I'm still surprised I somehow managed to survive those years, during which I was completely left to my own vices... with a bad mental health state.

As soon as I got it prescribed I ditched my black market hormones and haven't used them ever since. That was around 6 years ago I last took them, and almost 9 years ago I started taking them (years 2010-2013). Then I was on the prescribed version for 5 years (2013-2018). All the starting and stopping of hrt conveniently happened around months August/September, which is neat for the counting.

There's no means of informed consent in my country. You only have to either jump through all the hoops and hope you pass, or go black market. I wasn't so lucky with the hoops.
Mar. 2009 - came out as ftm
Nov. 2009 - changed my name to John
Mar. 2010 - diagnosed with GID
Aug. 2010 - started T, then stopped after 1 year
Aug. 2013 - started T again, kept taking it since
Mar. 2014 - top surgery
Dec. 2014 - legal gender marker changed to male
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Jul. 2018 - came out as cis woman and began detransition
Sep. 2018 - stopped taking T and changed my name to Laura
Oct. 2018 - got new ID-card

Medical Detransition plans: breast reconstruction surgery, change legal gender back to female.

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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2019, 09:22:09 am »
Haven't started yet, but plan to very shortly.  I'll be getting mine via prescription and informed consent.

I started on April 17, after getting a prescription via informed consent.
I'm a 65 year old male who has been thinking about SRS for many years.  I also was a  full cross dresser for a few years.  I wear a bra, pantyhose and nail polish daily because it just feels right.

Started HRT April 17, 2019.

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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2019, 09:48:30 am »
I managed to jump through all the hoops and getting a prescription next week.

Have not bought any black market stuff.

I was diagnosed with TS a month ago. Took me 6 months from first visit at the doc’s.


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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2019, 12:01:12 pm »
By prescription

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Re: For the TS - How did you/do you get your HRT?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2019, 01:44:53 pm »
Script now, for a while, not.

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