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seeing new doctor in a week about HRT

Started by oatmilkzombie, June 20, 2024, 11:00:57 PM

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oatmilkzombie

Hello, my name is Aria I also go by lain or oatmilkzombie online, I'm seeing a new doctor on the 27th to discuss my HRT, I have been on HRT for a year and a half (11/28/2022, I'm 20 years old currently) and am currently taking 2 mgs sublingually of estradiol twice a day (each pill is 2 mg) and a 100 mgs of spironolactone every day sublingually once a day, I'm thinking about asking to go on progesterone, getting blood work done and seeing about going on bica for my T blocker. Is there anything else I'm missing or should ask for from my doctor? thanks for any help

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oatmilkzombie

thank you Lori for the kind words, again I'm new here and still learning to ecosystem of this site and all the rules so if I mess up I apologize. I'm used to getting yelled at if I get stuff wrong, I was and still kinda am a pretty active poster to the /lgbt/ board on 4Chan and already this site seems like a more friendly and older version of that board and this site is way more intuitive, I love the UI and the fact I still get to be relatively anon on here

Robbyv213

I guess all you can do is ask your doctor based on your experiences so far if you're still on track, and or if there are other options for you when it comes to medication. You never know the Dr might decide to switch something depending on something youre experiencing that is or could be a symptom of the current medication and or dose youre on. Worst that can happen is that they feel there's no need to change anything and then you'll have another waiting period before you see them again to tell them there is no change or you did have a change or different symptoms etc.

I'd assume that the new doctor may very well keep you on your current medications (obviously depending on your blood work), and if they do change anything I would imagine it will be a slow change vs stoping one thing and starting another cold turkey.

But all you can do is ask and be open and honest about it and hopefully your new doctor is experienced enough to know what path to take with you.
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LoriDee

Robby is right. The doctor can best advise you on what your options are. In my case, we found that oral tabs were not effective and caused too much fluctuation in my hormone levels. I was PMSing every day. We switched to patches and that smoothed things out so I wasn't on a daily roller coaster. However, after over four years of constantly adding more patches, my labs showed that my hormone levels never reached optimum levels. At my last appointment, we discussed this at length and decided to switch to injections once per week. I start those next week, so I have no idea if they will be better or not. Doctors tend to make injections a last resort due to the possibility of infection and other issues. There are quite a few ladies here who are on the injection route and have good results, so I am hopeful.

As Robby stated, be open and honest with your doctor. Don't downplay your symptoms, and don't exaggerate them either. They need to be able to gauge how you are responding to current and past meds and dosages.

Good luck!
My Life is Based on a True Story.
https://www.susans.org/index.php/topic,247442.0.html

Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything.
Maybe it's about un-becoming everything that isn't really you,
so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.


2017 - GD Diagnosis / 2020 - HRT / 2022 - FFS & Legal Name Change / 2024 - Voice Training