FtM - How are you transitioning?

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FtM - How are you transitioning?

MasonM MasonM
I posted earlier that I'm currently transitioning without the benefit of insurance, which means that I can't visit gender therapists or get testosterone currently.

My current method of trying to transition is to take DHEA every evening before bed and working out my upper body to build muscle and hopefully reduce fat on my breasts.

What are others that are transitioning trying?
03/30/2012
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DHEA?

Right now I'm working on ordering a packer. I have no binder which frustrates me but eh ;-; work with what I've got. I also wear men's clothing andd I don't work out but I've been highly considering it lately.

I also meditate >_> i skimped on it today but I may do some before I go to bed tonight to make up for not doing it this evening.

I hate working out but i feel ick so I need to do something, usually I go for swimming laps and intense stretching and just basic work around the house. (ripping out gardens and relocating stones does a number on the muscles... x_x)
03/30/2012
butts butts
I don't have insurance, but I go to a therapist with a sliding scale for low income individuals. When I get my T letter (soon!) I'll be getting it from a local pharmacy with a sliding scale as well.

I WAS on a high testosterone diet, I definitely noticed a difference, unfortunately it made my menstrual cycle worse because it wasn't enough T to make it stop, so I discontinued that in favor of just waiting for my letter.
03/30/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I don't have insurance, but I go to a therapist with a sliding scale for low income individuals. When I get my T letter (soon!) I'll be getting it from a local pharmacy with a sliding scale as well.

I WAS on a high testosterone diet, I ...
High testosterone diet?

Can you give more details as to that?
03/30/2012
Rab Rab
so far I just bind, pack, and shave, but I tend to pass more often than not
I heard about an assistance program to get free Androgel though, so I'm trying to find a doctor willing to write me a script
03/30/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by MasonM
I posted earlier that I'm currently transitioning without the benefit of insurance, which means that I can't visit gender therapists or get testosterone currently.

My current method of trying to transition is to take DHEA every evening ...
If you live close to big cities and don't have insurance, there might be free (or sliding scale) clinics that can help you. It might take you a few months wait to get in, but it's worth checking into

My best friend is transitioning, he goes to a local doctor who specialize in this. The doctor is very nice and only charges for blood testing fee and testosterone fee. Maybe you can ask around and see what your options are.

Good luck
03/31/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
I too take DHEA, and I use topical DHT cream, which you can buy from the UK and have it shipped here at the price of about 80$ a tube, which will last about 3-4 months in my experience.

I was using the DHT for genital growth purposes but it could also be applied to torso for a more whole body effect. You can also get estrogen blockers from bodybuilding supplement companies (men take them to prevent conversion of excess testosterone into estrogen) and they would prevent your body from upping estrogen levels too.

Now in about a month I get a blood test to go on T, so I have stopped taking everything for that amount of time so they can get a reading on my natural levels.
03/31/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
If you live close to big cities and don't have insurance, there might be free (or sliding scale) clinics that can help you. It might take you a few months wait to get in, but it's worth checking into

My best friend is transitioning, ...
Oklahoma isn't very LGBTQ friendly, but I've been trying to find more information on local clinics. I've even looked into trying to get insurance so that I can transition more easily (maybe).
04/07/2012
kmilly kmilly
indiana is horrible. i've spent six years (since i was 15) actively trying to find a therapist/doctor who could get me on t. i'm going to nashville in 2 weeks to start testosterone. thank god.
i work out. i haven't been this week much. i'm afraid i'm getting lazy. :/ but it eases my dysphoria so much. i don't know how anyone can say they hate working out, haha. i dunno. i just always leave feeling good. and i'm losing weight/putting on muscle, so i'm hoping that'll make it easier for t to build my body up.
i never had the desire to naturally transition. i have horrible kidneys and potential for a disease (too scared to get tested) that would ravage my liver. for some reason, i think pills are harder on the body than shots. i bind, pack, shave, have dropped my voice, etc. the plan right now is for t and top surgery. if my lack of a dick gets HORRIBLE later, i may see how much growth i can get and consider a meta. then again, penetration is important for me. but maybe in 20 years, science will have come further.
04/07/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by kmilly
indiana is horrible. i've spent six years (since i was 15) actively trying to find a therapist/doctor who could get me on t. i'm going to nashville in 2 weeks to start testosterone. thank god.
i work out. i haven't been this week much. ...
I was looking at online gender therapists that will do appointments over Skype yesterday, which might help me get a letter for T if I can afford them with their sliding scales. I found a few gender therapists in town, but not a single one is on a sliding scale.

I'm working to get a packer currently (tried to buy one at a store here in town and the workers stared at me like I'd grown a second head). Which means that obviously I'm going to have to get one online.

I'm also thinking of trying to publish some of the children's books that I wrote for my kids when they were tiny (I need an artist, damnit!) and see if I can earn enough from those to get top surgery, which I heavily need.

I've been working out daily and charting my progress on a Tumblr that I post to daily.
04/08/2012
sneako sneako
Quote:
Originally posted by MasonM
I posted earlier that I'm currently transitioning without the benefit of insurance, which means that I can't visit gender therapists or get testosterone currently.

My current method of trying to transition is to take DHEA every evening ...
good luck, man. all the best to you.
04/08/2012
Caulfield Caulfield
I bind, shave, and live as male at school and work, I'm working on getting a packer (which is why I'm here) and I go to gender therapy every other week. I'm hoping to get on T this summer but I need a psych eval first.
04/08/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
In the UK you can either go through the NHS or private, and i cant afford private, so im on the government funded service (NHS) which unfortunately takes ages! So far i've had a psych evaluation and ive now got to see a different person for another consultation, and ive already been waiting 2 months for this appointment... i don't think i'll ever go on T
04/13/2012
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