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Low-Dose T; What Should I Expect?


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Hello! 

Since I've figured out I was at least transmasc, I've been thinking about testosterone. I don't plan on taking it any time soon, as I want to figure out other stuff, but I've done a little research on its effects and what will change.

From what I've learned, changes will occur over the course of two to three years, with some variation. I could see an increase in body hair around my chest, thighs, face, and stomach, along with the redistribution of fat, which will go to my stomach and potentially slim down my hips. An increase in acne and bottom growth and the flattening of breast tissue could also happen. It's also nice to know that it comes in patches and gel as well as a shot, because I do not like needles, but it's super hard to microdose with the patches, so I might not get those.

My dad's side of the family has some pretty strong facial hair game, so I've also thought about that.

So to people who are taking T, is there anything that I might not have found or know about? Tips and advice would be much appreciated!

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I started on low dose gel. The first thing I noticed (besides a lot more energy and never feeling cold) was my voice dropped. Then bottom growth and increased sex drive. I don't think I had much fat redistribution and body/facial hair until I switched to full dose and shots. It's very variable though - depends on your genes as you hinted at. 

 

http://www.ftmguide.org/ has pretty much everything there is to know. 

 

Best of luck, 

Ben

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I would certainly suggest that you speak to your doctor about any use you might decide upon.  Even low does of hormone therapy can make changes that may cause issues in the future whether you transition or decide against it.  

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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The other thing change that I didn't expect what that now I'm unable to cry. No matter how much I want to, it won't happen. It's as if I suddenly forgot how or something. 

 

I've talked to a couple of guys who say they cry more now than before T but most seem to have the same experience as me. 

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