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  1. Hi everyone, I used to post a lot on Laura's Playground when I was a teenager, and it helped me a lot. It really helped me figure things out, which was nice, because I live in a smaller town, and of the four therapists I tried out, none of them knew how to help a transgender patient. But I am 24 now, and I've just gotten my first prescription for HRT from Planned Parenthood, through the informed consent. I had several concerns about it and I knew that there would be effects from the HRT, but I am especially nervous about a few of them, so I asked the doctor to start out on a low dose. I believe it's .xx MG estradiol (There was an issue with the prescription, I don't actually have the estrogen just yet. I'll resolve it tomorrow), and xx MG of Spiro. I am of Middle Eastern descent, so body hair is a problem for me. I told her that I am nervous about breast growth, and would really like to cool it with that until I get laser hair removal or something. She said that was fine, and that I can do one month of a low dose and see how I feel about it next time. I know that I want my body to reflect the woman that I am on the inside, but permanency does scare me. Is this normal to feel? I do want breasts, but at the same time, if I am not actually happy with my results afterwards and choose to detransition, would I be stuck? I fear that breast removal would leave significant scarring. I'm nervous about sexual function as well, but much less so than with the breasts. I discussed it with my doctor, so I feel a bit better about it. Is it normal to feel such doubts about it? Like, I know that I want to transition. I've known it for almost a decade since I came out, Just the idea that it's all permanent is bothering me. Thank you.
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